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July 13, 1986 | Daniel Perez
Marvel Comics will chronicle the last eight years of the Vietnam War from a grunt's perspective with "The Nam," a monthly comic book due in late August, written by a Viet vet. The saga, with an initial press run of 400,000, will be "realistic," focusing on the 23rd Mechanized Infantry Division, according to Marvel's Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter. But not too realistic. While characters will change through the years because of death, capture, etc.
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April 24, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Two of Hollywood's hottest actresses, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o and Marvel heroine Scarlett Johansson, could be uniting for Disney's upcoming live-action and CGI hybrid adaptation of "The Jungle Book," according to the Hollywood Reporter. Nyong'o is in final negotiations to voice Raksha, a mother wolf who adopts the human orphan Mowgli, while Johansson is in earlier stages of talks to play the mesmerizing python Kaa, a secondary villain, the Reporter says . Jon Favreau, who worked with Johansson on "Iron Man 2" and the upcoming culinary comedy "Chef," is directing "The Jungle Book.
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April 24, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Two of Hollywood's hottest actresses, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o and Marvel heroine Scarlett Johansson, could be uniting for Disney's upcoming live-action and CGI hybrid adaptation of "The Jungle Book," according to the Hollywood Reporter. Nyong'o is in final negotiations to voice Raksha, a mother wolf who adopts the human orphan Mowgli, while Johansson is in earlier stages of talks to play the mesmerizing python Kaa, a secondary villain, the Reporter says . Jon Favreau, who worked with Johansson on "Iron Man 2" and the upcoming culinary comedy "Chef," is directing "The Jungle Book.
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March 21, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Andy Serkis, the actor who breathed life into the computer-generated characters of Gollum in the "Lord of the Rings" movies and Caesar in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and the upcoming "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," will make his directorial debut with a live-action adaptation of "The Jungle Book" for Warner Bros., according to the Hollywood Reporter. It is unclear if Serkis will star in the film, THR reports . Though he is best known as an actor, Serkis does have directing chops too: He served as a second unit director on Peter Jackson's two "Hobbit" movies, including the elaborate and widely praised barrel chase scene in "The Desolation of Smaug.
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March 7, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
In "Pacific Rim," a score-settling Idris Elba demonstrated he has the eye of the tiger. Now he'll show that he has the voice of one as well. The 41-year-old London-born actor is in final negotiations to provide the voice of the fearsome feline Shere Khan in Disney's live-action adaptation of the classic Rudyard Kipling tale "The Jungle Book," according to Deadline Hollywood . Elba, who has earned strong reviews as the leading man in the...
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March 21, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Andy Serkis, the actor who breathed life into the computer-generated characters of Gollum in the "Lord of the Rings" movies and Caesar in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and the upcoming "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," will make his directorial debut with a live-action adaptation of "The Jungle Book" for Warner Bros., according to the Hollywood Reporter. It is unclear if Serkis will star in the film, THR reports . Though he is best known as an actor, Serkis does have directing chops too: He served as a second unit director on Peter Jackson's two "Hobbit" movies, including the elaborate and widely praised barrel chase scene in "The Desolation of Smaug.
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September 25, 1996 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mowgli, Baloo, Shere Khan and other "Jungle Book" characters are the latest inhabitants of the small, cave-like, black box Burbank Little Theatre on the grounds of George Izay Park, where Kipling's classic marks the beginning of Serendipity Theatre Co.'s 1996-97 season.
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February 10, 2003 | Robert W. Welkos
It has been more than 35 years since Disney released "The Jungle Book." The 78-minute children's classic, the last animated feature Walt Disney personally supervised, featured the now-familiar voices of Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, Louis Prima, George Sanders, Sterling Holloway, J. Pat O'Malley and Bruce Reitherman, with songs by Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman as well as Terry Gilkyson's Oscar-nominated tune, "Bare Necessities."
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February 14, 2003 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Since its 1967 release, Disney has reissued "The Jungle Book," inspired by Rudyard Kipling's stories, many times and even made a live-action, direct-to-video sequel in 1998. At last it has produced a big-screen, animated sequel, "The Jungle Book 2," a work of such charm and imagination it should enchant, as the old circus phrase goes, "children of all ages."
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September 24, 1996 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mowgli, Baloo, Shere Khan and other "Jungle Book" characters are the latest inhabitants of the small, cave-like, black box Burbank Little Theatre on the grounds of George Izay Park, where Kipling's classic marks the beginning of Serendipity Theatre Co.'s 1996-97 season.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
In "Pacific Rim," a score-settling Idris Elba demonstrated he has the eye of the tiger. Now he'll show that he has the voice of one as well. The 41-year-old London-born actor is in final negotiations to provide the voice of the fearsome feline Shere Khan in Disney's live-action adaptation of the classic Rudyard Kipling tale "The Jungle Book," according to Deadline Hollywood . Elba, who has earned strong reviews as the leading man in the...
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August 13, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Tom Hiddleston is a big enough fan of Disney's "The Jungle Book" that he isn't afraid to perform the animated film's classic song "The Bare Necessities" in front of a room full of fellow fans bearing camera phones to immortalize the stunt online. "The Avengers" star, who plays the duplicitous Loki in Marvel's franchise, hit Disney's D23 Expo (think of it as a Disney-centric, Comic-Con lite) in Anaheim on Saturday to promote the upcoming Tinker Bell film, "The Pirate Fairy," costarring "Mad Men's" Christina Hendricks.
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May 29, 2013 | By Jenny Hendrix
A letter, written by British author Rudyard Kipling in 1895, is up for auction by Anderson Autographs , the Telegraph reported. In it, Kipling confesses to it being "extremely possible" that he "promiscuously" borrowed from the work of others while writing "The Law of the Jungle," which includes his well-loved story "The Jungle Book. "  Addressed to an unidentified woman, the short letter, which is signed by Kipling, reads, in its entirety: "I have been absent from home for some days.
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November 4, 2004
TODAY They make the hip hop REDCAT at Disney Hall celebrates the vitality and variety of street dancing in "The Legends of Hip-Hop," a program featuring groundbreaking Philadelphia-based concert-dance choreographer Rennie Harris as well as such earlier pop-dance pioneers as the Electric Boogaloos, Don "Campbell Locking" Campbell, Crazy Legs and Boogaloo Sam. Archival films will fill in the historical blanks. "The Legends of Hip-Hop," REDCAT Theater at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 631 W. 2nd St.
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June 12, 2003
The 1967 animated classic "The Jungle Book" was for the child in everyone and so is Steve Trenbirth's charmingly witty sequel, "Jungle Book 2" (Buena Vista: $29.99); watch sparks fly when old meets new in the world of street racing and motorbikes in "Biker Boyz" (DreamWorks: $26.99); a terror film minus the terror is "Wes Craven Presents: They" (Buena Vista: $29.99) Top VHS rentals 1. The Recruit 2. National Security 3. Catch Me If You Can 4. Antwone Fisher 5. The Hot Chick Top DVD rentals 1.
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February 14, 2003 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Since its 1967 release, Disney has reissued "The Jungle Book," inspired by Rudyard Kipling's stories, many times and even made a live-action, direct-to-video sequel in 1998. At last it has produced a big-screen, animated sequel, "The Jungle Book 2," a work of such charm and imagination it should enchant, as the old circus phrase goes, "children of all ages."
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May 3, 1991 | TERRY ATKINSON
Despite what you may have read elsewhere, you won't find "Avalon" at your video store this weekend. RCA/Columbia has rescheduled the release of the Barry Levinson film for May 15. However, the weekend's not a total washout, especially for the kids. Walt Disney Home Video says that "The Jungle Book" is right on time, which means that the 1967 animated version of Rudyard Kipling's tale should be available starting today. It's priced at $24.99.
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January 30, 1993 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"I'm glad we came, aren't you?" a woman was overheard to say to a friend after a recent production of the Children's Theatre Company's "The Jungle Book" at Irvine Barclay Theatre's Cheng Hall. "It doesn't seem like a children's show, it seems like it's more for adults." The 28-year-old company from Minneapolis knows what the appreciative audience member didn't: Children's theater isn't by definition inferior.
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February 10, 2003 | Robert W. Welkos
It has been more than 35 years since Disney released "The Jungle Book." The 78-minute children's classic, the last animated feature Walt Disney personally supervised, featured the now-familiar voices of Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, Louis Prima, George Sanders, Sterling Holloway, J. Pat O'Malley and Bruce Reitherman, with songs by Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman as well as Terry Gilkyson's Oscar-nominated tune, "Bare Necessities."
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