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The New Jungle Book Finds Its New Mowgli

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The rebooted live-action/CG hybrid version of “The Jungle Book” being directed by Jon Favreau has cast screen virgin Neel Seethi as Mowgli the Man Cub – the 10-year-old’s first acting gig. Seethi’s role as Mowgli will be the only live-action character while the remainder of the cast will be CG with Scarlett Johansson [Kaa], Idris […]

Ben Kingsley Is Bagheera

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Ben Kingsley will voice the role of the black panther Bagheera in the CG/live-action 3D adaptation of “The Jungle Book” being directed by Jon Favreau. Kingsley joins a voice cast that includes Idris Elba [Shere Khan], Scarlett Johansson [Kaa] and Lupita Nyong’o [Rakcha]. “The Jungle Book” is currently scheduled for a release date of October […]

Idris Elba Is The New Shere Khan

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Idris Elba [“The Wire”] is in final negotiations to become the newest voice of the malevolent Shere Khan, the tiger, in the newest CGI-live action hybrid adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s novel “The Jungle Book” directed by Jon Favreau. George Sanders originally provided the voice of the nefarious tiger in the Disney animated version from 1967. […]

Disney Releases "The Jungle Book" Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD

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The 1967 Disney animation classic The Jungle Book was digitally restored and enjoys its Diamond Edition release on Blu-ray and DVD today. The famous Rudyard Kipling yarn about Indian boy Mowgli growing up with the jungle animals was the final animated film worked on by Walt Disney [who passed away before its release], featured the […]

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