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The Jungle Book hits Blu-ray August 30, Digital August 23

8 July 2016 11:23 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Disney's live-action remake of The Jungle Book is coming home! Here are the details!

The Jungle Book, Jon Favreau’s stunning live-action reimagining of Walt Disney’s animated classic, will be available early on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on August 23, and on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand on August 30.   Venture behind the scenes with in-depth bonus features that reveal the innovative filmmaking technology used to create the richly immersive jungle world and characters; Follow the journey of the film’s only on-screen actor, charismatic newcomer Neel Sethi (Mowgli); Delve into a candid and humorous scene-by-scene audio commentary with director Jon Favreau and meet the all-star voice cast who help bring the film’s colorful characters to life, as well as the musicians who accent the adventure with a majestic music score.   The all-star cast includes Bill Murray (Lost in Translation) as the voice of Baloo, Sir Ben Kingsley (Learning to Drive, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Victor Medina)

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Disney’s The Jungle Book on Digital HD August 23 and on Blu-ray August 30

7 July 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Disney presents the live-action epic adventure The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2,” “Chef”) and produced by Favreau and Brigham Taylor (executive producer of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” “Tomorrowland”), “The Jungle Book” is a live-action epic adventure based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories, inspired by Disney’s classic 1967 animated film and centered on Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Disney’s Groundbreaking, Live-Action Adventure arrives on Digital HD August 23 and on Blu-ray™ August 30.

udiences were mesmerized by Disney’s live-action epic adventure “The Jungle Book,” which has earned more than $911 million at the global box office to date. »

- Tom Stockman

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Distant Horizon picks up China Star’s 'League Of Gods'

15 May 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Fantasy film from director Koan Xu stars Jet Li [pictured].

Distant Horizon has picked up international rights to Hong Kong-based China Star’s big-budget fantasy action movie, League Of Gods, starring Jet Li, Tony Leung Ka-fai and Fan Bingbing.

Directed by VFX artist Koan Xu, the film revolves around a group of superheroes with unique powers and is based on the ancient novel Fengshen Bang (loosely translated as Creation Of The Gods). The cast also includes Louis Koo, Angelababy and Andy On.

The creative team on the project includes composer John Debney (Jungle Book), animation director Randall William Cook (Lord Of The Rings), sound designer Brent Burge (The Hobbit) and editor Wayne Philip Wahrman (I Am Legend).

“We have been tracking League Of Gods from development stage and what has emerged is an action-packed visual spectacle that combines China’s best talent with an award-winning international creative team,” said Distant Horizon president Anant Singh.

“The film has »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Cannes: Distant Horizon Wins China’s ‘League of Gods’

14 May 2016 10:53 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

South Africa’s Distant Horizon has picked up international sales rights to big-budget Chinese fantasy action movie “League of Gods.”

The film has a starry cast headed by Jet Li, Fan Bingbing, Louis Koo, Angelababy, Andy On and Xu Qing (“Looper”.)

It features a group of unique super-heroes with special powers in a story based on the ancient novel “Fengshen Bang.”

Direction is by VFX ace Koan Xu. Production is by Charles Heung and Tiffany Chen’s China Star.

“We have been tracking ‘League of Gods’ from development stage. What has emerged is an action packed visual spectacle that combines China’s best talent with an award-winning international creative team,” said Distant Horizon chairman Anant Singh. “‘League of Gods’ has global appeal and has attracted a great deal of interest already, and following on the success of ‘The Mermaid,’ we are confident of its prospects internationally and are certain that »

- Patrick Frater

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Umlaut Audio Creates Custom Sounds for Composers

2 May 2016 8:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With shorter deadlines and reduced music budgets now the norm, especially in TV, composers need more help than ever. A new L.A. firm offers assistance by crafting sounds to order.

Umlaut Audio creates “custom software instruments and custom sounds for composers,” explains co-founder and CEO Marc Juenger. Especially in TV, he notes, “they have three or four days to write as much as 30 minutes of music,” and so much of it sounds alike because many are drawing from the same widely available sample libraries.

Juenger hopes to tap into the market by providing busy composers with custom-designed pads, drones, soundscapes, rhythmic loops, beat-driven sound design, sound effects and more.

“We create unique sounds for their specific project,” adds Marc’s wife Anne Juenger, co-founder and COO of the company. Clients can also choose whether the sounds created can be exclusive to them on a permanent basis; for a specific »

- Jon Burlingame

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The Jungle Book review – back to the wild in style

17 April 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Jon Favreau brings lush CGI, dark shadows and big-beast stars to a rebooted classic

Related: Disney to make live-action Peter Pan

Like Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella, Jon Favreau’s “live action” Jungle Book reboot owes as much (if not more) to Disney’s classic cartoon as it does to the tale’s literary source. Using state of the art CGI environments (very little of what you see is actually “live”) and Life of Pi-style animal animations, this breathes delightful new life into a longstanding family favourite, lending digital depth and a hint of darkness to the familiar anthropomorphic encounters, in the process dispelling all memories of 2003’s ill-conceived Jungle Book 2. Neel Sethi is terrific as Mowgli, whose frame and stance eerily echo those of his animated predecessor, while Bill Murray and Christopher Walken lend baggy appeal and mobster menace respectively to the vocal roles of Baloo and King Louie. »

- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

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‘The Jungle Book’ Reinvented

15 April 2016 9:38 AM, PDT | Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy | See recent Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy news »

Jon Favreau’s new production of The Jungle Book for Disney is nothing short of spectacular: a reinvention of the much-loved cartoon feature brought to life with taste, heart, and cutting-edge technology. When I heard composer John Debney’s rerecording of the Disney logo music, “When You Wish Upon a Star,” a smile crossed my lips, and any doubts I had about combining a live-action Mowgli (Neel Sethi ) with CGI-rendered animals was dispelled within moments. Much has changed since Walt Disney made his lighthearted animated film in 1967, and that too is reflected here. This is a much more intense film where life-and-death struggles are explicit, if not graphically depicted on camera. (I would...

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- Leonard Maltin

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Review: Jon Favreau's 'Jungle Book' is a rich and rewarding family fable

12 April 2016 2:55 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book has been adapted to film numerous times over the years. The 1942 live-action film, which you can see via Hulu Plus if you have it, remains beautiful and mysterious even now, while the 1967 Disney animated version is one of their most iconic films. Years ago, when I was still new to Los Angeles, there was a stretch of about 18 months where my writing partner and I shared an apartment with a married couple named Dave and Laura. Laura was a preposterously sweet woman, and she had a keen affection for Disney animation. In particular, she loved Mowgli and his gangly, lanky frame, all elbows and angles. About halfway through last night’s press screening of the new Jon Favreau version, I couldn’t help but laugh, thinking about how much Laura’s going to love Neel Sethi, who stars as Mowgli, because he looks like »

- Drew McWeeny

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Jon Favreau is going to have a huge hit on his hands with “The Jungle Book”

12 April 2016 12:11 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

There’s no question that the animated feature The Jungle Book is an all time classic from Disney. It’s also one of many that the studio has now adapted into live action films. There was obviously some apprehension going in, but it appears to be one of the most well regarded to date, getting raves from my colleagues at advance screenings. It doesn’t surprise me one bit that the buzz suggests a huge success, not just because of previous love for The Jungle Book, but also because it’s a Jon Favreau movie and those are almost always big successes. He doesn’t get the credit he deserves as a big time filmmaker, but he certainly is. This new outing hits theaters over the weekend and will surely print another mint for the mouse. The film is obviously a live action retelling of both the Disney classic and »

- Joey Magidson

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Movie Review – The Jungle Book (2016)

6 April 2016 4:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Jungle Book, 2016.

Directed by Jon Favreau.

Starring Neel SethiBill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito and Christopher Walken.

 

Synopsis:

An orphan boy is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear, and a black panther.

The Jungle Book rests on the shoulders of Mowgli. He’s the human we relate to. It’s through Mowgli that we see danger, and fear man’s “red flower”. His human error can be found in how he trusts those that wish to hurt him and his instinctive nature to create and build things is in his bones. Jon Favreau, directing another Disney live-action adaptation after Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella, knows that in this jungle adventure, Mowgli is key. Indeed, actor Neel Sethi is magnificent, simultaneously holding the posture of his cartoon counterpart and holding the human heart that beats throughout this tale of support, »

- Simon Columb

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'Shere Khan' Is Out For Blood In This Thrilling New Extended Sneak Peek At The Jungle Book

3 April 2016 9:15 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

What's common between #Quantico and #TheJungleBook? Danger lurks in every corner... Releasing on April 15!https://t.co/EvbLxhS2ml — Priyanka (@priyankachopra) April 4, 2016 Plus, in case you wanted to hear Priyanka Chopra (Don: The Chase Begins Again) as Kaa, here's the Hindi version of The Jungle Book trailer:   The Jungle Book is an upcoming American live-action/CGI film directed by Jon Favreau, written by Justin Marks, and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. The film's executive producers are Molly Allen, Karen Gilchrist, Peter M. Tobyanse. Music will be written by John Debney. The Jungle Book features: Director: Jon Favreau Neel Sethi as Mowgli Emjay Anthony as Grey Brother Bill Murray as Baloo Ben Kingsley as Bagheera Idris Elba as Shere Khan Christopher Walken as King Louie Scarlett Johansson as Kaa Giancarlo Esposito as Akela Lupita Nyong'o as Raksha The Jungle Book hits theaters April 15 Follow @KingPatel7 !function(d,s,id){var js, »

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Film Review: ‘The Jungle Book’

3 April 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Of all of the impressive details to appear on screen in Disney’s live-action adaptation of “The Jungle Book,” none is more startling than a title card at the close of the end credits reading: “Filmed in Downtown Los Angeles.” So immersively does the film’s visual-effects team craft every tree, waterfall and flower of Rudyard Kipling’s fantastical subcontinental setting, and so carefully are the talking CGI animals rendered, it almost beggars belief that the whole thing was shot in a 12-story building overlooking the 110 freeway. But aside from investing in top-drawer digital craftsmanship, perhaps the canniest move Disney made on this film was hiring Jon Favreau to helm it. Maintaining the buoyant heartbeat beneath all the digital flash, Favreau never loses sight of the fact that he’s making an adventure story for children — no small matter in a kid-pic landscape flooded with inappropriately gritty reboots and frenetic »

- Andrew Barker

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'Mowgli' Meets Scarlett Johansson's 'Kaa' In An Amazing New Extended IMAX Trailer For The Jungle Book

31 March 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Mowgli meets Kaa (Scarlett Johansson) in our haunting exclusive sneak peek of #Disney's @TheJungleBookhttps://t.co/aeF5rULrjr — moviefone (@moviefone) March 31, 2016 The Jungle Book is an upcoming American live-action/CGI film directed by Jon Favreau, written by Justin Marks, and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. The film's executive producers are Molly Allen, Karen Gilchrist, Peter M. Tobyanse. Music will be written by John Debney. The Jungle Book features: Director: Jon Favreau Neel Sethi as Mowgli Emjay Anthony as Grey Brother Bill Murray as Baloo Ben Kingsley as Bagheera Idris Elba as Shere Khan Christopher Walken as King Louie Scarlett Johansson as Kaa Giancarlo Esposito as Akela Lupita Nyong'o as Raksha The Jungle Book hits theaters April 15 Follow @KingPatel7 !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, »

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Christopher Walken's 'King Louie' Introduces Himself In This New Clip From The Jungle Book

30 March 2016 5:38 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The Jungle Book is an upcoming American live-action/CGI film directed by Jon Favreau, written by Justin Marks, and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. The film's executive producers are Molly Allen, Karen Gilchrist, Peter M. Tobyanse. Music will be written by John Debney. The Jungle Book also stars Neel Sethi as Mowgli, Emjay Anthony as Grey Brother, and Bill Murray as Baloo. The movie hits theaters April 15, 2016. »

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Meet Bill Murray's 'Baloo' In This Brilliant New Clip From Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book

29 March 2016 2:50 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The Jungle Book is an upcoming American live-action/CGI film directed by Jon Favreau, written by Justin Marks, and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. The film's executive producers are Molly Allen, Karen Gilchrist, Peter M. Tobyanse. Music will be written by John Debney. The Jungle Book also stars Neel Sethi as Mowgli, Emjay Anthony as Grey Brother, and Bill Murray as Baloo. The movie hits theaters April 15, 2016. »

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25 great music scores composed for not very good movies

29 March 2016 3:26 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Some brilliant scores accompany movies that don't always deserve them. Here are 25 examples...

Can a film soundtrack rescue a movie that is otherwise a lost cause? One thing’s for sure: throughout the history of cinema, music has often been the redeeming feature of many an underwhelming movie. Here are 25 amazing film scores composed for films that, frankly, didn’t deserve them.

25) Meet Joe Black (Thomas Newman, 1998)

This somnambulistic three hour romantic drama should really feature an extra screen credit for star Brad Pitt’s fetishised blonde locks. Rising way above the torpid melodrama of the plot is one of Thomas Newman’s most hauntingly melodic and attractive scores, one that leaves his characteristic quirkiness at the door to paint a portrait of death that is both melancholy and hopeful. The spectacular 10-minute finale That Next Place remains one of Newman’s towering musical achievements.

24) Timeline (Brian Tyler, »

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'Mowgli' Leaves His Pack In An Emotional New Clip From The Jungle Book; Plus A New International Poster

28 March 2016 4:49 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Plus, here's a cool new international poster: The Jungle Book is an upcoming American live-action/CGI film directed by Jon Favreau, written by Justin Marks, and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. The film's executive producers are Molly Allen, Karen Gilchrist, Peter M. Tobyanse. Music will be written by John Debney. The Jungle Book features: Director: Jon Favreau Neel Sethi as Mowgli Emjay Anthony as Grey Brother Bill Murray as Baloo Ben Kingsley as Bagheera Idris Elba as Shere Khan Christopher Walken as King Louie Scarlett Johansson as Kaa Giancarlo Esposito as Akela Lupita Nyong'o as Raksha The Jungle Book hits theaters April 15 Follow @KingPatel7 !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); »

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'Baloo' Prepares To Go Into Hibernation In Funny New Clip From The Jungle Book

26 March 2016 7:09 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Adblock may need to be temporarily disabled for the video to play. The Jungle Book is an upcoming American live-action/CGI film directed by Jon Favreau, written by Justin Marks, and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. The film's executive producers are Molly Allen, Karen Gilchrist, Peter M. Tobyanse. Music will be written by John Debney. The Jungle Book features: Director: Jon Favreau Neel Sethi as Mowgli Emjay Anthony as Grey Brother Bill Murray as Baloo Ben Kingsley as Bagheera Idris Elba as Shere Khan Christopher Walken as King Louie Scarlett Johansson as Kaa Giancarlo Esposito as Akela Lupita Nyong'o as Raksha The Jungle Book hits theaters April 15 Follow @KingPatel7 !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); »

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The Legend Will Never Be The Same In The Final Trailer For The Jungle Book

25 March 2016 12:15 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The Jungle Book - Official Final Trailer [HD] by comicbookdotcom The Jungle Book is an upcoming American live-action/CGI film directed by Jon Favreau, written by Justin Marks, and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. The film's executive producers are Molly Allen, Karen Gilchrist, Peter M. Tobyanse. Music will be written by John Debney. The Jungle Book features: Director: Jon Favreau Neel Sethi as Mowgli Emjay Anthony as Grey Brother Bill Murray as Baloo Ben Kingsley as Bagheera Idris Elba as Shere Khan Christopher Walken as King Louie Scarlett Johansson as Kaa Giancarlo Esposito as Akela Lupita Nyong'o as Raksha The Jungle Book hits theaters April 15 Follow @KingPatel7 !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); »

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Go Behind The Legacy Of The Jungle Book In Amazing New Featurette

25 March 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The Jungle Book is an upcoming American live-action/CGI film directed by Jon Favreau, written by Justin Marks, and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. The film's executive producers are Molly Allen, Karen Gilchrist, Peter M. Tobyanse. Music will be written by John Debney. The Jungle Book features: Director: Jon Favreau Neel Sethi as Mowgli Emjay Anthony as Grey Brother Bill Murray as Baloo Ben Kingsley as Bagheera Idris Elba as Shere Khan Christopher Walken as King Louie Scarlett Johansson as Kaa Giancarlo Esposito as Akela Lupita Nyong'o as Raksha The Jungle Book hits theaters April 15 Follow @KingPatel7 !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); »

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