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This week's number is hands down the weirdest entry in Judy's filmography. It doesn't fit neatly into Judy's biography or star image; it really appears to be one of those things that happened because the timing was right. In 1962, Warner Bros released a Upa animated feature called Gay Purr-ee. It's a movie about Parisian cats that feels like An American in Paris meets The Aristocats as played by the Looney Tunes. In a bit of early celebrity stunt casting Upa cast two big voices for its dimunitive feline leads: Judy Garland and Robert Goulet.
The Movie: Gay Purr-ee (WB, 1962)
The Songwriters: Harold Arlen (music) & E.Y. Yarburg (lyrics)
- Anne Marie
The Jungle Book, 2016.
Directed by Jon Favreau.
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
In honor of Disney’s “Zootopia” hitting theaters this Friday, March 4, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite animated animals and the voice actors behind them! From Disney classics like “The Jungle Book” to modern favorites like “Kung Fu Panda,” check out our top talking dogs, lions, and donkeys below. 1. Judy Hopps, “Zootopia” (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) As the protagonist to Disney’s latest animated marvel, Judy Hopps is the first bunny to join Zootopia’s police department and is eager to prove herself as a force to be reckoned with. Goodwin brings her trademark everygirl charm to the role. Don’t miss it! 2. Baloo the Bear, “The Jungle Book” (voiced by Phil Harris) This happy-go-lucky singing bear is hardly Harris’ only time working with Disney. The late actor also voiced O’Malley in “The Aristocats” and Little John in “Robin Hood,” but he won our hearts as Mowgli’s jolly, »
3 items from 2016
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