Posts Tagged ‘The Jungle Book’

Disney’s Cinderella And Jungle Book Headed For Turner

by Alex Beanon October 20, 2014
Disney’s “Cinderella” and “The Jungle Book” live-action reboots are scheduled to hit the movie theaters next year and when they are both done with their theatrical runs, they will be making their television premieres on a Turner network station as Turner purchased the network television premiere rights for both upcoming films with “Cinderella” being slated […]

Bill Murray Joins Jungle Book As Baloo

by Alex Beanon August 2, 2014
Bill Murray becomes the latest celebrity to join the cast of the upcoming live action/CG hybrid “Jungle Book” remake as Baloo the bear who befriends Mowgli the jungle boy. Murray joins Christopher Walken playing King Louie, the top banana of the jungle’s swinging orangutans, Giancarlo Esposito as Akela, the leader of the wolf pack which […]


Christopher Walken Joins Jungle Book As King Louie

by Alex Beanon July 29, 2014
Fresh off the announcement that he will be Captain Hook in the live stage version of “Peter Pan”, Christopher Walken is going for more Disney fare as it was announced that he will join the cast of the upcoming live action/CG hybrid “Jungle Book” remake as King Louie, the top banana of the jungle’s swinging […]

The New Jungle Book Finds Its New Mowgli

by Alex Beanon July 16, 2014
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

by Alex Beanon June 25, 2014
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

by Alex Beanon March 7, 2014
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

by Alex Beanon February 11, 2014
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 […]