Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Jungle Book Remake: Same Ol' Same Ol'

Disney loves to shine up something old to make it new again (which I've been ranting about on here continually).  Now they are working on remaking their 1967 version of the "Jungle Book," starring Bill Murray as Baloo, and co-starring Scarlett Johansson and Christopher Walken.  Jon Favreau is set to direct.  If you remember, just 10 years ago in 1994 they made a live-action version of the classic story, and the reviews were average.  Then you had the straight-to-video "Jungle Book 2" sequel, which was even worse.  What makes Disney think they can do better this time?  Well because it's being described as a "live and animated hybrid," which sounds so much better than "remake," right?

Oh, and because Disney can't even think of anything new, why should any other studio?  Warner Bros is coming out with their own version of the story exactly a year later.

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