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‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ Poster: The Villains Are All Here! So. Many. Awesome. Minifigs! If you studied the list of the new LEGO figures coming to toy shelves in January we shared ... Continue Reading →
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BAFTA Children’s Awards Nominees Announced

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced this year’s British Academy Children’s Awards nominees. Live-action educational parody Horrible Histories snagged three ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Taps Jon Favreau to Helm Live-Action ‘Lion King’

After the incredible success of The Jungle Book this year — both at the box office and in terms of creative tech wizardry — Disney is teaming back up with director Jon Favreau ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gnomes & Goblins’ VR from Jon Favreau Debuts

Leading virtual reality studio and content distributor Wevr (creators of theBlu) has launched a preview for a new, immersive VR experience titled Gnomes & Goblins – conceived ... Continue Reading →
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New VFX Progression Shots for ‘Jungle Book’ Released

Disney has released a new batch of hi-res progression stills and animated GIFs showing how director Jon Favreau and his innovative virtual production team brought the nearly full CG ... Continue Reading →
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‘Angry Birds’ Feathers Nest with No. 1 Opening

CG action-comedy The Angry Birds Movie from Rovio Animation and Columbia Pictures (with animation by Sony Pictures Imageworks in Vancouver) is off to a strong start at the worldwide ... Continue Reading →
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‘Jungle Book’ Roars Past $700M Worldwide

Disney’s game-changing “live-action” Jungle Book adaptation has surpassed another global box office milestone, totting up $255.8 million domestically and $452.8 million ... Continue Reading →
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Video: The Making of The Jungle Book A quick behind-the-scenes summary of Jon Favreau’s groundbreaking approach to digitally retelling a classic tale, which continues to kick box-office ... Continue Reading →
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If Comcast Deal Happens, How Would DWA and Illumination Co-Exist? If the $3 billion-plus acquisition goes through, will Chris Meledandri do for DWA-Illumination what John Lasseter has ... Continue Reading →
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Could The Jungle Book Become the First “Live-Action” Film to Win the Oscar for Animation? Washington Post‘s Michael Cavna walks readers along the ever-thinning line ... Continue Reading →