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Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner to Play Pumbaa and Timon in ‘Lion King’ Jon Favreau’s live-action revamp of the iconic Disney animated feature also stars Donald Glover as “Simba” ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Nomination Reactions: The Class of 2017 Checks In

The nominees are in! Read what the finalist filmmakers have to say about being recognized by the Academy, below. The 89th Oscars will take place February 26. Best Animated Feature Kubo ... Continue Reading →
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CAS Awards Nominations Announced for 2017

The Cinema Audio Society has revealed the nominees for its 53rd annual CAS Awards, recognizing outstanding achievement in sound mixing. The awards feature seven categories, including ... Continue Reading →
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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 →