About a week ago, I shared the AWESOME ANNOUNCEMENT that I had been invited along with 24 other bloggers to Los Angeles from April 3rd – April 5th to walk the red carpet for THE JUNGLE BOOK premiere as part of the #JungleBookEvent!
Well since that time, I have found out some EXCITING NEWS for our trip! Not only will we be watching the film, and interviewing Director Jon Favreau and Neel Sethi who plays “Mowgli” during our visit, but we will also be speaking with Lupita Nyong’o, Sir Ben Kingsley, and Giancarlo Esposito!
Lupita Nyong’o (voice of “Raksha”) won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for playing “Patsey” in 12 YEARS A SLAVE and played “Maz Kanata” in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. Next up she stars in the Walt Disney Studios film QUEEN OF KATWE. Visit Meet the Cast of Disney’s The Jungle Book to check out character details.
Sir Ben Kingsley (voice of “Bagheera”) is an Academy Award winning actor and has starred in such classic films like GANDHI, BUGSY, SCHINDLER’S LIST, HUGO, IRON MAN 3 and HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG. Visit Meet the Cast of Disney’s The Jungle Book to check out character details.
Giancarlo Esposito (voice of “Akela”) stars as the “Magic Mirror” on ABC’s ONCE UPON A TIME and was nominated for an Emmy for his role on BREAKING BAD. Visit Meet the Cast of Disney’s The Jungle Book to check out character details.
What questions do you have about this film for the Director, as well as the Actors and Actresses? Please leave them below and I will add them to my list for the Interviews!
Next up, we will be screening the hilarious new hidden camera-practical joke series “Walk the Prank.” Featuring live-action scripted comedy interspersed with fully produced unscripted pranks, the show follows an ensemble cast as they plan and execute hilarious over-the-top pranks for an online hidden camera show.
Afterward we will then be transported to Paramount Studios to view production for an upcoming episode and interview members of the “Walk the Prank” cast. For more details visit disneyxd.disney.com/walk-the-prank and follow along via the Hashtag #WalkthePrank.
About The Jungle Book:
Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film “The Jungle Book”, this all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves.
But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat.
Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray).
Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire.
Be sure to check out the NEWEST Movie Clip below!
The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela.
The Jungle Book swings into theaters in 3D on April 15, 2016. For more information about the film, check out Disney.com/thejunglebook, also follow along on Facebook at facebook.com/DisneyJungleBook, and Twitter twitter.com/
There will be more details about THE JUNGLE BOOK Premiere coming soon, so be sure to follow along via the hashtag #JungleBookEvent!
A special thank you goes out to Walt Disney Studios for providing this information, photos, as well as the invitation to THE JUNGLE BOOK Premiere and event. Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney and Photos by: Sarah Dunn. ©2016 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.