The Walt Disney Studios is moving forward with another feature film version of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. This time, the film is going to be a hybrid live-action/CG film directed by Jon Favreau. British actor Idris Elba is in final talks to voice the villainous tiger Shere Khan. No other casting decisions have been announced. Elba should be a terrific choice for the character who was famously voiced in the 1967 Disney animated feature by the great character actor George Sanders.
As previously announced, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 19th animated motion picture The Jungle Book is coming to Blu-ray on February 11, 2014. This is the first time on Blu-ray for this film, which is the last animated feature that Walt Disney himself personally worked on before his death in 1966.