Go see Jungle Book as soon as you can. This live-action-CG hybrid, directed by Jon Favreau, makes the story of Mowgli, the surviving human boy, raised by wolves in the jungle, hunted by the meanest tiger, guided by the panther, finding the big bouncy bear, scared by the python and the giant ape, a real life adventure filled with our own fears, our own humor, and a couple of songs that we remember. Rudyard Kipling will be read again by a new generation who go to see this movie and want to see more of his stories. Co-starring Bill Murray, Christopher Walken, Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johansson, and Lupita Nyong’o and starring Neel Sethi as Mowgli, and thousands of CG artists, this is a must see movie for one and all. The adventure of the boy who becomes a man, the family who loves, the competitors who know to live in peace, the respect for elephants and the ecology, and the evil that creates obstacles to the desires of the characters we follow, all create a story that once you see, you’ll want to see again. Disney, using it’s Jim Henson division, and technologies that keep improving makes this story the closest we’ve seen to cross live animation and live action.
I saw the movie in 3D, which I recommend, and Dolby surround sound which adds so much especially when the theater shakes when elephants walk by or when the surprise of the next scene comes from behind you, again technology and spectacular effects add to this movie but don’t define it. It is still defined by the story, the Rudyard Kipling classic story.
Welcome to the first summer blockbuster of the year. And next year, during Oscar time, I’m betting there will be a few awards, which will make me feel much better than all those awards that went to Mad Max this year.
Did I mention that I recommend that you go to see it? Take your kids; take your parents; make it a date night; and go to see it.
Peter Pan is one of my favorite cartoon movies growing up… We all know the story of Peter Pan and if you’ve ever taken your children to Magic Kingdom you take the ride they ask lots of questions… now I was able to finally sit down with him and watch the movie together.
The classic tale that taught us all “to believe” and first introduced us to the Darling children – Wendy, John and Michael – as they flew with Peter Pan and Tinker Bell past the second star to the right and straight on ‘till morning to the enchanted world of Never Land. Rediscover the magical adventure and relive childhood memories of this great bedtime story.
Disney celebrates the 60th Anniversary release of PETER PAN, as it soars to new heights – with a new digital restoration and high definition picture and sound – for the first time on Blu-ray! The Peter Pan Diamond Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy & Storybook App) is filled with high-flying bonus features including the groundbreaking feature Disney Intermission, Growing up with Nine Old Men short film, never-before-seen Deleted Scenes and a never-before-heard Deleted Song and more!
About “Peter Pan” Filmmakers & Cast:
“Peter Pan” was executive produced by Walt Disney (Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Alice in Wonderland) and directed by Clyde Geronimi (101 Dalmatians, Sleeping Beauty, Lady and the Tramp), Wilfred Jackson (Lady and the Tramp, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella) and Hamilton Luske (101 Dalmatians, Lady and the Tramp). The character were voiced by Bobby Driscoll (Treasure Island, Song of the South) as Peter Pan, Kathryn Beaumont (Alice in Wonderland, TV’s “The Walt Disney Christmas Show”) as Wendy Darling, Paul Collins (Evan Almighty, Mother) as John Darling, Tommy Luske (TV’s “The Walt Disney Christmas Show”) as Michael Darling, Hans Conried (TV’s “The Hobbit,” TV’s“Horton Hears A Who!”) as Captain Hook/Mr. Darling, Bill Thompson (Lady and the Tramp, Alice in Wonderland) Mr. Smee/Other Pirates, Heather Angel (Alice in Wonderland, Suspicion), Tom Conway (101 Dalmatians, Cat People) as the narrator.
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