Jon Favreau

  • Chairman Nov 27, 2019

    Why ‘The Mandalorian' Episodes Are Short and Arrive on Disney+ Once a Week

    In an era in which binge-watching is the new norm, Disney+ is breaking the mold — at least with its new content. While episodes of old Disney shows can be watched one right after another, all of Disney’s new programming is being doled out in weekly installments, just like traditional cable. Then there are the shorter-than-average episodes.

  • director Nov 1, 2019

    A New Hope for Star Wars on Disney Plus in ‘The Mandalorian'

    Never heard of a Mandalorian? You’re not alone. Actor Pedro Pascal hadn’t either when he started talking to Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni about an ambitious new “Star Wars” series that would become a marquee offering for the Walt Disney Co.’s new streaming service, Disney Plus, which launches Nov. 12.

  • director Nov 1, 2019

    A New Hope for Star Wars on Disney Plus in ‘The Mandalorian'

    Never heard of a Mandalorian? You’re not alone. Actor Pedro Pascal hadn’t either when he started talking to Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni about an ambitious new “Star Wars” series that would become a marquee offering for the Walt Disney Co.’s new streaming service, Disney Plus, which launches Nov. 12.

  • Los Angeles Sep 14, 2019

    Marvel's Kevin Feige Honored at 45th Saturn Awards

    Kevin Feige was honored at the 45th annual Saturn Awards but the Marvel Studios president gave higher praise to someone other than himself. Feige said in a video message Friday night that he was “humbled” after accepting the inaugural Stan Lee Builder award, named after the late Marvel Comics mastermind. He paid homage to Lee for kick-starting the Marvel legacy,...

  • China Jul 22, 2019

    ‘The Lion King' Rules and ‘Endgame' Scores All-Time Record

    If there was any doubt that the 2019 box office belonged to the Walt Disney Co., this weekend put an end to it. Not only did its photorealistic remake of “The Lion King” devour opening weekend records for the month of July and PG-rated films, but “Avengers: Endgame” also crept past “Avatar” to become the highest-grossing film of all time....

  • Captain Jun 29, 2019

    Here's What Happens in the 6 Extra Minutes of Footage From the ‘Avengers: Endgame' Rerelease

    On Friday, Disney made one final push to make “Avengers: Endgame” the highest-grossing film of all time. Marvel Studios began showing a new theatrical release of the film with a special tribute, a deleted scene and a teaser for “Spider-Man: Far From Home” at the end of the credits. This additional content is an enticing lure for fans of the...

  • director Apr 30, 2019

    Summer Movie Preview: ‘The Lion King' Roars Again

    Director Jon Favreau has just left a scoring session for “The Lion King ” with Hans Zimmer and an orchestra. It was for the stampede (yes, THAT stampede). And it will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the 1994 animated classic that, with Favreau’s footage playing in the background, it got a little emotional in that room.

  • Department of Justice Jun 20, 2018

    Fact Check: Q&A on Border Detention of Children

    The controversy surrounding family separations at the U.S. Southern border has prompted outrage, opinions and finger-pointing. It has also raised a number of questions, including from our readers. “Are there really children being separated from their parents at the border and being kept in cages?” one reader asked. We answer that and other questions here.

  • Donald Trump May 30, 2018

    Trump, Critics Trade Angry Immigration Charges, Falsehoods

    President Donald Trump and Democratic critics traded outraged, sometimes plainly false accusations about immigration Tuesday as the debate over “lost” children and the practice of separating families caught crossing the border illegally reached a new boiling point. False charges flew on both sides. The White House wrongly blamed Democrats for forcing his administration to separate children from parents. Liberal activists...

  • King Nov 2, 2017

    Beyonce to Play Nala in Disney's ‘The Lion King'

    Beyonce Knowles-Carter is joining the cast of “The Lion King” to voice the role of Nala. The Walt Disney Studios revealed the main cast for its upcoming live-action and CG adaptation of its 1994 animated classic Wednesday and confirmed the months old rumor that the pop superstar would be lending her voice to the project.

  • Los Angeles Sep 15, 2015

    ‘The Jungle Book' Trailer Debuts: Watch the First Live-Action Footage From the Disney Remake

    The first full-length trailer for Walt Disney Pictures’ “The Jungle Book” debuted Tuesday, starring Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito.

  • Los Angeles Sep 15, 2015

    ‘The Jungle Book' Trailer

    “The Jungle Book” swings into theaters on April 15, 2016.

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