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“The Jungle Book” Blu Ray Review

The Jungle Book Blu Ray

If ever there was a Blu Ray movie to invest in for the special features, Disney’s live-action remake of The Jungle Book is certainly it.

Jon Favreau continues to push his talents as a Director by creating a vast and immense world that would have audiences believing that the whole film was, in fact, shot in a jungle.

When I tell people that it was actually filmed solely in a studio in Los Angeles, their appreciation for the film reaches a new level.

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Imagine watching The Jungle Book for the first time as you marvel at Mowgli as he swims, climbs and jumps through lush vegetation. Now imagine the jungle around him disappears and all you see is a young boy jumping around on a sound stage over green screen boxes and interacting with stand-ins…including Favreau himself. Continue reading

9 New Films Announced by Walt Disney Pictures

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On top of the existing news that Disney would be bringing some more of their classic animated films to life, like Peter Pan, the studio has announced plans for 9 new films!

  1. Cruella – Featuring Emma Stone as the leading villain from 101 Dalmatians. 
  2. A Wrinkle In Time – Which will be based on the 1962 novel and will involve Frozen’s Jennifer Lee as script supervisor.
  3. Jungle Cruise – Featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, here’s to hoping for bad puns!
  4. Dumbo – Directed by Tim Burton.
  5. Mary Poppins sequel – Directed by Rob Marshall and starring Emily Blunt.
  6. Maleficent 2 – Angelina Jolie will return to reprise her role as one of Disney’s greatest villains.
  7. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms – Directed by Lasse Hallstrom, this holiday tale will be brought to life in Disney fashion.
  8. The Jungle Book 2 – Jon Favreau returns to direct and expand upon the events of the box office hit, The Jungle Book.
  9. Tinker Bell (title not final) – Starring Reese Witherspoon and written by Finding Dory writer, Victoria Strouse.

“The Jungle Book” Review

The Jungle Book Review

Last Friday, Disney’s live-action remake of The Jungle Book hit theaters and it hit hard!

With an amazing opening box office weekend, both domestically and worldwide, fans flooded theaters to see this star studded film which not only brought the story of the 1967 animated version to life but did so in a way that hadn’t been seen before.

With Mowgli (Neel Sethi) being the only non-animated character in the film, audiences were taken on a journey through the jungle where they were introduced to the reimagined animal characters they grew up loving.

Behind each character was a beloved actor who truly brought the role to life. Kaa was portrayed by Scarlett Johansson, Baloo was voiced by Bill Murray, Bagheera was voiced by Ben Kingsley, King Louie was voiced by Christopher Walken and Raksha was voiced by Lupita Nyong’o…this list goes on…

Jungle Book Baloo

Though, for the most part, the story paralleled Disney’s animated feature, Jon Favreau’s directing is truly what set it apart. The jungle was a rich and lavash environment that never seemed to end. What fans may not have known is that the entire film was shot on a sound stage in Los Angeles!

On top of that, the film incorporated some of the original music like “Bear Necessities” and “I Wanna Be Like You”. The the musical numbers didn’t seem to fit the atmosphere of the film at times, it was still fun to hear these songs rerecorded by the new voice actors.

Overall, The Jungle Book is a technological masterpiece with a good story, great acting and a ton of nostalgia.

To really get a feel for what went into this film, I highly recommend seeing it in 3D!

New Trailer for Jon Favreau’s Live-Action “The Jungle Book” Released

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Here is the first trailer for Jon Favreau’s live-action remake of The Jungle Book!

From the studio that brought us Pirates of the Caribbean, the latest film from Disney takes us on a journey with Mowgli has he lives in the jungle among the animal friends that charmed us in the 1967 animated classic.

The film is due out in April 2016 year and will feature Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johansson and
Christopher Walken.

Bill Murray to Voice Baloo in Live-Action Jungle Book Movie

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Director Jon Favreau (Iron Man) will be reviving the classic tale of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book later next year and it’s turning out to have quite the all-star cast.

It was announced last week that Bill Murray (Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day) will be lending the voice to Baloo the bear. Murray is no stranger to voiceover work as he has working in film, video games and even voiced Garfield in the animated series of the same name.

Other cast members confirmed for this project include Christopher Walken, Ben Kingsley and Scarlett Jonhansson.

Though the thought of a live-action version of The Jungle Book can be scary, with Favreau behind the camera and this amazing cast in front of it, the project appears to be in good hands.

The Jungle Book is scheduled to release on October 9, 2015.

“The Jungle Book” to Release on Blu Ray and DVD February 11th

The Jungle Book Blu Ray

Next week, Disney will be releasing the classic movie on Blu Ray and DVD.

“The Jungle Book” tells the story of a young boy named Mowgli who is raised in the jungle among his animal friends.

“The Jungle Book” was originally released in theaters on October 18, 1967 and is based on the book by Rudyard Kipling.

The film is known for having one of the best soundtracks which include the tracks “I Wanna Be Like You” and “The Bare Necessities”.

Join Mowgli, Baloo and the rest of the Animal Kingdom on Blu Ray and DVD on February 11th.