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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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‘The Lion King’ Live-Action Remake Poster Takes One Small Step for Simba-Kind

On Thanksgiving, Disney unveiled the very first trailer for the live-action Lion King, for lack of a better description. But in addition to the goosebump-inducing teaser trailer, Disney also dropped the very first teaser poster for the film, and it is “totes adorbs” as they say. While described as live-action, The Lion King is actually […]

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‘The Lion King’ Trailer Reveals Jon Favreau’s Cinematic Circle of Life

Disney has released the first trailer for director Jon Favreau’s The Lion King, the big-screen re-imagining of the 1994 animated masterpiece. The film—which, like Favreau’s The Jungle Book, was created using a mix of CGI and live-action techniques—boasts an all-star voice cast that includes Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Beyonce Knowles Carter, Eric Andre, and Billy […]

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Watch the First ‘The Lion King’ Live-Action Teaser Trailer

The first look at the live-action/CGI remake of “The Lion King” is finally online.Disney released the teaser trailer on Thursday as part of the Thanksgiving football festivities, replicating the opening scene of the beloved 1994 original animated film.“Everything the light touches is our kingdom,” says Mufusa in a voiceover, as the camera pans over the […]

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