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The MovieFilm Podcast: Summer Movies in Review, From The Jungle Book to Ben-Hur!

Zaki Hasan | Posted 09.09.2016 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Continuing an annual post-Labor Day tradition at the MovieFilm show, me and Brian reunite after a brief hiatus to look back at the summer's crop of re...

Legendary Artist Floyd Norman Discusses His 56 Years At Disney

The Huffington Post | Anne Thomas | Posted 09.09.2016 | Arts


Disney's Jungle Book is Now Available on DVD/Blu-ray/Digital HD

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 08.31.2016 | Teen

From Disney animation comes the live action film, The Jungle Book, based on the classic books by Rudyard Kipling. A contemporary reboot of the beloved...

#TalkToMe: My Dad, the Original Mowgli

Dr. Vanita Braver | Posted 07.07.2016 | Parents
Dr. Vanita Braver

Please check out this WONDERFUL video of my daughter, India interviewing her 80-year-old grandfather whom we call "Ajja" for the Huffington Post #TalkToMe video series. The #TalkToMe series is an effort not only for people to look for knowledge and wisdom closer to home but also to bring the Huff Post global family closer as well!

Don't Miss The 10 Best Movies Of 2016 So Far

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.11.2016 | Entertainment

Half of 2016 has already come and gone, but have any Oscar contenders hit theaters yet? Have any future classics graced our biggest screens? Probably ...

Not To Be Melodramatic, But Movies As We Know Them Are Dead

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.28.2016 | Entertainment

You can be highbrow. You can be lowbrow. But can you ever just be brow? Welcome to Middlebrow, a weekly examination of pop culture. Sign up to receive...

IFAW Q&A with The Jungle Book Director Jon Favreau

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 05.24.2016 | Entertainment
Jeffrey Flocken

Walt Disney's live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book continues to break box-office records, and has been greeted with adoration b...

How 'The Jungle Book' Shaped My Indian-American Life

Aditi Nerurkar, MD | Posted 05.06.2016 | Entertainment
Aditi Nerurkar, MD

It's a story close to my heart. And as a kid growing up in India, it's the story of my childhood. No, I wasn't a human cub raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. But I was raised in Mumbai by my grandparents.

'Jungle Book' Is King Of The Box Office For Third Weekend In A Row

Reuters | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 05.01.2016 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES ( - "The Jungle Book" pulverized a trio of box office lightweights, racking up $42.4 million to lead ticket sales for the thir...

How 'The Jungle Book' Movie Can Spark Empathetic Discussions in Adoptive Families

Carrie Goldman | Posted 04.28.2016 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

On opening night, our family of five went to see The Jungle Book. The excitement among the kids was palpable. I sat between my oldest and youngest daughters, one my beloved through adoption, another my beloved through the biology of my body.

How Jungle Book Director Jon Favreau Got Such a Great Performance Out of Acting Novice Neel Sethi

Jim Hill | Posted 04.26.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

"While many of the other child actors who auditioned for this role were kind of cookie-cutter, Neel was different. He had a little spunk and some real swagger."

Jon Favreau's 2016 Adaptation of The Jungle Book Reigns Supreme

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 04.23.2016 | Teen

From Disney animation comes the live action film, The Jungle Book, based on the classic books by Rudyard Kipling. A contemporary reboot of the beloved...

The MovieFilm Podcast: The Jungle Book, and Key & Peele on Keanu!

Zaki Hasan | Posted 04.21.2016 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

This week Brian and I discuss a whole host of new and upcoming release, including Disney's box office behemoth The Jungle Book, the Kevin Costner action thriller Criminal, and Universal's sequel/spin-off The Huntsman: Winter's War.

This Is What 'The Jungle Book' Actors Should Have Said

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.19.2016 | Comedy

The Jungle Book Unrated from Funny Or Die When you cast actors such as Bill Murray and Christopher Walken in a children's movie like "The Jungle...

'Jungle Book' Rules Box Office With $103.6 Million Opening

Reuters | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 04.18.2016 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES ( - "The Jungle Book" dominated the weekend box office, grossing a massive $103.6 million, and extending the Walt Disney Compa...

Movie Review: See The Jungle Book and You, too, Will Talk to Your Animals.

Carole Mallory | Posted 04.14.2016 | New York
Carole Mallory

Amazing. Joyful. Fun. Sad. Stunning. Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book directed by the talented Jon Favreau (Iron Man) will keep you enthralled from its very beginning in awesome 3D IMAX which makes the terrifying animals swing from the trees into your lap.

Blockbusters Should Learn To Be More Like The New 'Jungle Book'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.15.2016 | Entertainment

Disney is on the reboot warpath, rejiggering just about every primo animated property in glistening live action. It started in 2010 with Tim Burton's ...

John Debney's Real Life Disney Dream -- Writing the "Jungle Book" Score

Nell Minow | Posted 04.04.2016 | Entertainment
Nell Minow

Composer John Debney just about grew up at Disney Studios. His father, Louis Debney, began working for Disney as a teenager, banging the clapperboard...

Don Hahn Shines a Spotlight on Disney Legend Richard M. Sherman With Songs of a Lifetime

Jim Hill | Posted 12.17.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Given that he's the guy who produced Beauty and the Beast, the first animated film nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, as well as The Lion King, Don Hahn is used to getting the lion's share of the accolades.

The Trailer For Disney's 'Jungle Book' Remake Is Finally Here

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 09.15.2015 | Entertainment

Following the release of a quick teaser over the weekend, Disney has finally revealed the much-anticipated full trailer for "The Jungle Book." The cli...

There's Something Fishy About Asher Blinkoff's Voice Work in Hotel Transylvania 2

Jim Hill | Posted 09.09.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

And why did Tartakovsky opt to cast Asher as the voice of Dennis, Dracula's half-human, half-vampire grandson? Basically because Blinkoff -- unlike so many child actors working in Hollywood today -- still actually sounded like an authentic six-and-a-half, almost seven-year-old boy.

These Are All The Classic Disney Movies Getting Live-Action Remakes

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.21.2015 | Entertainment

We're deep in to the era of the reboot, with everything from "Sister Act" to "La Dolce Vita" getting a remake. Following "Maleficent," Kenneth Branagh...

Bill Murray Will Voice Your Favorite Animated Bear

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.02.2014 | Entertainment

If Bill Murray were an animal he would definitely be a big cuddly bear, so it only makes sense that he'll voice Baloo, the bear from Rudyard Kipling's...

Our Jungle Book Obsession: Two Films Planned by Rival Studios

Amy M. Davis | Posted 07.12.2014 | Entertainment
Amy M. Davis

Movies must translate a story to an entirely different medium, and that always means changes. More often than some would like to admit, changes are also needed, in many cases, to find a sufficiently-large audience.

This Will Probably Be Lupita Nyong'o's Next Role

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.24.2014 | Entertainment

Almost two months after she won the Oscar for "12 Years a Slave," Lupita Nyong'o's name is still on everyone's mind, mainly in form of a question: Whe...