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Bale, Blanchett Help Fill Out WB’s ‘Jungle’ Cast

Warner Bros.’ Andy Serkis-directed Jungle Book: Origins — an update of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book — has added actors Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Naomie ... Continue Reading →
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Bill Murray to Voice Baloo for ‘Jungle Book’

Comedy legend Bill Murray has joined the cast of Disney’s upcoming live-action/CG revamp of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, playing Mowgli’s best ursine bud Baloo. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Jungle Book’ Adds Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito to Cast

Two more top talents have been added to the cast list for Disney’s live-action/CG update of The Jungle Book, due out in 3-D October 9, 2015. Oscar winner Christopher Walken has ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Finds Purrfect Bagheera in Ben Kingsley

Sir Ben Kingsley, the celebrated British actor best known for his roles in Gandhi and Schindler’s List, has been tapped by Disney to provide the voice of the panther Bagheera ... Continue Reading →
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‘Jungle Book’ Swings onto DVD/Blu ray on Feb. 11

Are you ready to dance to “The Bare Necessities” in high-def Blu-ray? Then you can mark Feb. 11th, 2014 as the release date for the Disney’s classic movie The Jungle ... Continue Reading →
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Favreau in Talks to Helm Live-Action ‘Jungle Book’

In today’s edition of “Hollywood Has No New Ideas,” we find out that Disney is planning a live-action version of Rudyard Kipling’s beloved The Jungle Book. Actor/director ... Continue Reading →
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Global TV News Bytes

+ SLR Productions and co-producers Telegael and Top Draw Animation have welcomed Nine Network and ZDF Enterprises as broadcast partners for the new kids animated series Captain Flinn ... Continue Reading →
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DQ Plants New $45 Mil. ‘Jungle Book’ Movie

Indian powerhouse studio DQ Entertainment has launched a dedicated feature division division which plans to produce a steady slate of motion pictures in the coming years based on iconic, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney XD Picks up DQE’s ‘Jungle Book’ for U.S.

Disney XD has acquired the U.S. broadcast rights for DQ Entertainment’s 3D animated series The Jungle Book. The 26 x 22 mins. series will debut June 11 on the channel, which reaches ... Continue Reading →
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Selick to Direct Gaiman’s ‘Graveyard Book’ for Disney

Acclaimed director Henry Selick will direct a stop-motion adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book for Disney, says Deadline.com. The Newbery Medal award-winning book is a ghostly ... Continue Reading →