Jon Favreau Signs on for ‘The Lion King’ CG Musical, The ‘Jungle Book’ Sequel

Walt Disney Studios today officially confirmed that director Jon Favreau is putting a new reimagining of The Lion King on the fast track to production. The project follows the technologically groundbreaking smash hit The Jungle Book, directed by Favreau, which debuted in April and has earned $965.8 million worldwide.

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CONFIRMED: ‘The Jungle Book’ on Blu-ray on August 30 with Half-hour Doc; Digital Release August 23

'The Jungle Book' Blu-rayAlthough an official announcement has yet to be made, Disney Store has begun taking pre-orders for the Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Combo Pack edition of Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book with an anticipated release date of August 30, 2016, confirming an earlier report by Stitch Kingdom.

The pre-order also confirms our initial report of bonus features, although with proper English titles as listed below with the addition of an audio commentary provided by Favreau.

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REPORT: Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ on Blu-ray on August 30

'The Jungle Book' PosterAhead of any official announcement, Walmart has begun listing Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book with a Blu-ray release date of August 30, 2016.

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‘The Jungle Book’ Score Track List Featuring Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken and Bill Murray

'The Jungle Book' SoundtrackWalt Disney Records has released the full track list for Jon Favreau’s adaptation of The Jungle Book (April 15, 2015). As previously reported by Stitch Kingdom, the score by John Debney is accompanied by performances of some of the animated classic anthems by the film’s stars. Not only does Scarlett Johansson perform Kaa’s ‘Trust in Me’ and Bill Murray performs Baloo’s ‘Bare Necessities,’ but Christopher Walken performs a brand new version of King Louie’s ‘I Wan’na Be Like You’ featuring brand new lyrics by Disney Legend Richard Sherman.

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WATCH: Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Clip, ‘King Louie’

'The Jungle Book' PosterWalt Disney Studios has released a fifth clip from Jon Favreau’s upcoming The Jungle Book (April 15, 2016), which you can find embedded below. The new clip, titled ‘King Louie,’ features King Louie introducing himself to Mowgli. As we previously reported, Christopher Walken also recorded an updated version of ‘I Wan’na Be Like You’ for the film which features new lyrics from Richard Sherman.

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WATCH: Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Clip, ‘Baloo’

'The Jungle Book' PosterWalt Disney Studios has released a fourth clip from Jon Favreau’s upcoming The Jungle Book (April 15, 2016), which you can find embedded below. The new clip, titled ‘Baloo’ finds Mowgli awakening in the cave belong to Baloo who spares no time explaining how he got there.

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Garry Shandling, Schreiber’s & Favreau’s Kids, More Voice ‘The Jungle Book;’ Cast to Perform Film’s Anthems

'The Jungle Book' PosterJon Favreau’s The Jungle Book (April 15, 2016) is sure to be so jam-packed, it clearly couldn’t call for anything more — except, perhaps, more cowbell. Although given this is an animal driven movie, maybe just more cows playing the bells.

Once again Walt Disney Studios has been kind enough to advance us the credits for their upcoming release and once again we are pleased to find and share cameos and additional tidbits that should lend themselves to building up further excitement for the film.

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WATCH: Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Jungle Exploration Video in 360 Degrees

'The Jungle Book' PosterWalt Disney Studios has released the first of its 360 degree videos on YouTube offering a Mowgli’s eye view of the jungle from from Jon Favreau’s upcoming The Jungle Book (April 15, 2016), which you can find embedded below. The video allows you to explore the jungle through the eyes of the man cub — at least until an unexpected guest arrives.

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WATCH: Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Clip, ‘Mowgli Leaves the Pack’

'The Jungle Book' PosterWalt Disney Studios has released a third clip from Jon Favreau’s upcoming The Jungle Book (April 15, 2016), which you can find embedded below. The new clip, titled ‘Mowgli Leaves the Pack,’ features Bagheera approaching the wolf pack to take Mowgli to the human village.

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WATCH: Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Clip, ‘Hibernation’

'The Jungle Book' PosterWalt Disney Studios has released a second clip from Jon Favreau’s upcoming The Jungle Book (April 15, 2016), which you can find embedded below. The new clip, titled ‘Hibernation,’ features Bagheera coming across Baloo preparing to hibernate — or at least napping a lot.

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