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Disney+ Sets Another Live-Action Remake with ‘Robin Hood’

“Robin Hood” is getting the live-action, hybrid treatment at Disney+, which is developing a remake of the 1976 animated classic with “Blindspotting” director Carlos López Estrada at the helm.Variety reported that the studio will bring Kari Granlund, who wrote Disney+’s live-action “Lady and the Tramp” launch film, to write the screenplay. Justin Springer, who produced […]

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‘Robin Hood’ Animated Film Getting Disney Remake

Disney is in early development on a remake of its 1973 animated musical comedy “Robin Hood” for Disney Plus.“Blindspotting” director Carlos Lopez Estrada is on board to helm the movie. Kari Granlund, who wrote the script for 2019’s Disney Plus reboot of “Lady and the Tramp,” is attached to pen the new “Robin Hood.” Justin […]

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‘Lion King’ Visual Effects Team’s Toughest Job Was Actually What Audiences Never Saw [Oscars]

It’s one thing to remake “The Jungle Book” into a digital wonder, but another to transform a certified animated classic such as “The Lion King” into a “live-action” CG blockbuster. That’s what the now Oscar-nominated team for Jon Favreau’s adaptation had to consider before they segued to the new production. Basically, how do you tackle […]

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‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Director Marc Webb In Talks For Disney’s Upcoming ‘Snow White’ Live-Action Remake

Let’s be honest, Disney is running out of animated films to remake in live-action. This year alone, there’s “Dumbo,” “Aladdin,” and the upcoming “The Lion King.” This is on the heels of “The Jungle Book,” “Maleficent,” “Cinderella,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Alice in Wonderland.” This doesn’t even take into consideration the multitude of films […]

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‘The Lion King’: Jon Favreau Enters the ‘Circle of Life’ With Game-Changing Photorealism

“The Jungle Book” was only the beginning for Jon Favreau. With “The Lion King,” the director has made an industry game-changer: the first keyframe-animated movie shot on a virtual reality set with a live-action aesthetic. Indeed, thanks to its innovative use of Vr for world building and camera layout, and stunning photorealism by Oscar-winning VFX […]

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Box Office: ‘Aladdin’ Conjures $110 Million-Plus Over Memorial Day Weekend

Disney’s live-action “Aladdin” soared far above the competition in North America, with an estimated $112.7 million at 4,476 sites over four days.It’s the fifth-highest Memorial Day weekend total ever, topping “X-Men: Days of Future Past’s” 2014 mark of $110.4 million. Disney holds the record for the holiday, with 2007’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s […]

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How ‘The Mandalorian’ Uses New Technology That Blends Physical Sets With CGI, According to Giancarlo Esposito

Jon Favreau is proving to be one of the foremost filmmakers when it comes to testing game-changing technology, from his dazzling visual effects work in The Jungle Book, to the audacious CGI scale of the upcoming The Lion King. And The Mandalorian, for which Favreau acts as showrunner and executive producer, is no exception. Favreau […]

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Guy Ritchie on a More Humorous ‘Aladdin’ and Creating a Genie with Abs

Given the massive success of The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast, there is considerable attention surrounding Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin—especially because of the director at the helm. You wouldn’t necessarily think of Guy Ritchie when considering a colorful Disney musical for the whole family, but that’s part of what makes Aladdin […]

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Lupita Nyong’o Is at the Height of Her Powers, Even Before John Woo’s Remake of ‘The Killer’

For Lupita Nyong’o, the years immediately following her Best Supporting Actress Oscar win for “12 Years a Slave” were charged with concerns about her Hollywood viability. Her next two roles had her playing computer-generated alien Maz Kanata in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and voicing white wolf Raksha in “The Jungle Book” — as opposed […]

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Film Review: ‘Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle’

Let’s pretend for a moment that Disney didn’t just release a “live-action” remake of its 1967 “The Jungle Book” two years ago. In a world without such competition, “Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle” might have seemed like a good idea: a darker, decidedly non-Disney approach to Rudyard Kipling’s collection of stories about a boy raised […]

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