• Netflix Acquires Andy Serkis-Directed ‘Mowgli’ From Warner Bros & Plans 2019 Global Streaming Release
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    Netflix Acquires Andy Serkis-Directed ‘Mowgli’ From Warner Bros & Plans 2019 Global Streaming Release

    EXCLUSIVE : Welcome to the jungle that is this fast-shifting movie meld between theatrical release and streaming. In the biggest acquisition of a finished film it has made so far, Netflix has acquired from Warner Bros the worldwide rights to Mowgli , the CGI live action film directed by Andy Serkis based on the Jungle Book stories of Rudyard Kipling. Instead of an October 19 theatrical release by Warner Bros, the film will be released globally on Netflix next year, with a…

  • 'Dark and savage' trailer for Andy Serkis's Mowgli lands
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    Ben Arnold

    'Dark and savage' trailer for Andy Serkis's Mowgli lands

    The first trailer for Andy Serkis's brooding take on Rudyard Kipling has landed.

  • Paddington, and our other 10 favourite big screen bears
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    Paddington, and our other 10 favourite big screen bears

    A rundown of the best movie bears, not all of them quite so cuddly as everyone's favourite marmalade aficionado.

  • Guy Ritchie CONFIRMED to direct Aladdin, according to casting call
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    Guy Ritchie CONFIRMED to direct Aladdin, according to casting call

    It was a bit of a surprise when Disney announced there was to be an ‘Aladdin’ live-action remake, but even more shocking was that Guy Ritchie was attached. According to the site Movie Casting Call, the listing that was uploaded by Alan Baltes, a member of the Screen Actors Guild and part of the Disney Channel national talent search, has advertised roles in Disney’s ‘Aladdin’. Posted on Friday, the ad asks for newcomers to assume the roles of Aladdin and Yasmin.

  • Watch Carefully: 'The Jungle Book' Is Jam-Packed With Easter Eggs for Disney Fans
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    Marcus Errico

    Watch Carefully: 'The Jungle Book' Is Jam-Packed With Easter Eggs for Disney Fans

    Jon Favreau is an unapologetic Disney devotee. He knows the old movies backwards and forwards. His Apple Watch face is, unsurprisingly, Mickey Mouse. His fandom helped earn him the gig of directing The Jungle Book and the eye-popping photo-real film is suffused with treats for both aficionados of Uncle Walt’s classic oeuvre and film buffs in general. From visual cues and callbacks to the original 1967 classic cartoon to obscure references, Favreau’s film will reward the observant.