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The Jungle Book Spectacular Revival Of Disney’s Family Favourite

The Jungle Book Spectacular Revival Of Disney’s Family Favourite

Hyperborean digital animation meets old-fashioned storytelling in this faithful remake, which loses the songs but brings new, ingenious twists on the original.

What on earth is the point of remaking Walt Disney’s great and possibly greatest masterpiece, the glorious animated musical from 1967, based on Kipling’s tales, all about the “man cub” Mowgli, brought up by wolves in the Indian jungle – famously the last film to get Disney’s personal touch? A remake which furthermore leaves old-fashioned animation behind, departing for the live-action uncanny valley of hypertext CGI, which hermetically loses most of the songs and which also abandons the original’s last, unforgettably exotic glimpse of a real-life human girl?Well, no point really … other than simply to create a terrifically enjoyable piece of old-fashioned storytelling and a beautiful-looking film: spectacular, exciting, funny and fun.

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Jungle Book Cast Portraits

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Next Year Is Set To Be The Hottest On Record

Next Year Is Set To Be The Hottest On Record

A major El Niño event in the Pacific could heat the world overall next year

This would signal an end to the slowdown in global warming, say experts.

As the globe battles heatwaves, however, British summers could get cooler.

North Atlantic sea temperatures which are expected to drop by around half a degree over the next decade, causing cooler summers. read more

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