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Jon Favreau & Roy Choi Team Up Again On The Chef Show

Fans of the 2014 film Chef will get another delicious serving of Jon Favreau and Roy Choi on The Chef Show, which reunites the pair to explore culinary delights.

In the program, which launches June 7 on Netflix, the two friends experiment with their favorite recipes and techniques, baking, cooking, exploring and collaborating with some bold-face names in the entertainment and culinary world. The two will go from sharing a meal with the Avengers cast in Atlanta, to smoking brisket in Texas with world-renowned pit-master Aaron Franklin, to honoring the legendary food critic Jonathan Gold in Los Angeles.

Guests on The Chef Show include Gwyneth Paltrow, Bill Burr, Robert Downey Jr, Tom Holland, Kevin Feige, and the Russo brothers, Andrew Rea, Evan Kleiman, Jazz Singsanong, Robert Rodriguez, David Chang, Aaron Franklin and more.

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Jon Favreau’s Live-Action Star Wars Show Will Be Called The Mandalorian

Jon Favreau’s live-action Star Wars TV show has a name and a plot: The Mandalorian. Favreau will pen the script and exec produce the live-action series for the forthcoming Disney streaming service. In a post to his official Facebook and Instagram pages, Favreau posted a brief synopsis that offers a glimpse into what we might expect for the show, which will take place in the years following Return of the Jedi.

Disney’s streaming service is expected to arrive next year, and The Mandalorian is one of several original projects that are expected to launch at the same time.

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Jon Favreau To Executive Produce & Write Live-Action Star Wars Series

Lucasfilm is excited to announce that Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau has signed on to executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars series for Disney’s new direct-to-consumer platform. Favreau is no stranger to the Star Wars galaxy having played roles in both the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series and in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story.

“I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform,” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “Jon brings the perfect mix of producing and writing talent, combined with a fluency in the Star Wars universe. This series will allow Jon the chance to work with a diverse group of writers and directors and give Lucasfilm the opportunity to build a robust talent base.”

Favreau is thrilled to be returning to the Star Wars galaxy: “If you told me at 11 years old that I would be getting to tell stories in the Star Wars universe, I wouldn’t have believed you. I can’t wait to embark upon this exciting adventure.”

Disney’s collaborations with Favreau extend back a decade, when he helped launch the Marvel Cinematic Universe as director of Iron Man and Iron Man 2 and as an executive producer of the Iron Man and Avengers films for Marvel Studios. For Disney, he directed and produced the massively successful The Jungle Book, which won an Academy Award for its groundbreaking visual effects. He is currently in production on Disney’s highly anticipated reimagining of The Lion King, set for release in 2019.

The untitled Star Wars live-action series does not yet have a release date.

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The Orville, Seth MacFarlane & Jon Favreau’s New Space Comedy Television Series On Fox

Fox released the first official trailer for The Orville, the upcoming space comedy television series created by Seth MacFarlane and directed by Jon Favreau. The amusing looking Star Trek spoof is currently set to debut on Fox this fall.

The Orville is a one-hour science fiction series set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory vessel. Its crew, both human and alien, faces the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of regular people in a workplace…even though some of those people are from other planets, and the workplace is a faster-than-light spaceship. In the 25th century, Earth is part of the Planetary Union, a far-reaching, advanced and mostly peaceful civilization with a fleet of 3,000 ships. Down on his luck after a bitter divorce, Planetary Union officer Ed Mercer (MacFarlane) finally gets his chance to command one of these ships: the U.S.S. Orville.

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Jon Favreau To Direct Live-Action Lion King Movie

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After a surprising tweet from the director earlier this morning, Walt Disney Studios has confirmed that director Jon Favreau is putting a new reimagining of The Lion King on the fast track to production. The Lion King movie follows the technologically-groundbreaking smash hit The Jungle Book, directed by Favreau, which debuted in April and has earned $965.8 million worldwide.

The Lion King builds on Disney’s success of reimagining its classics for a contemporary audience with films like Maleficent, Cinderella, and The Jungle Book. The upcoming Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson as Belle, is already one of the most anticipated movies of 2017. Like Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King will include songs from the animated film. Disney and Favreau are also in development on a sequel to The Jungle Book. No release date has been announced for either film.

The Lion King (1994) is one of the biggest animated films of all time with a lifetime global box office gross of $968.8 million, including $422.8 million domestically. It won Academy Awards for the original song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” (Elton John, Tim Rice) and original score (Hans Zimmer), plus two Grammy Awards, with the soundtrack selling over 14 million copies. In 1997, the stage production “The Lion King” made its Broadway debut, winning six Tony Awards; 19 years later, it remains one of Broadway’s biggest hits alongside several other productions running around the world, including London, Hamburg, Tokyo, Madrid, Mexico City, Shanghai, and North America. Translated into eight different languages, its 23 global productions have been seen by more than 85 million people across every continent except Antarctica.

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Toy Story: 20 Years of Being an Animation Game-Changer Featuring John Lasseter, Ed Catmull & Jon Favreau At The Samuel Goldwyn Theater On October 1, 2015

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Audiences embraced it, and Toy Story announced to the industry that there was a new game in town. Pixar Animation Studios, led by John Lasseter and Ed Catmull, inspired a digital revolution, blurring the line between art and technology and bringing beloved characters to life with heart and humor.

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of 1995’s Toy Story, the first entirely computer-animated feature film, by joining Lasseter and Catmull in conversation with moderator Jon Favreau as they share their stories and the challenges they faced along the way on October 1, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

John Lasseter received a Special Achievement Oscar in 1995 for Toy Story. Catmull went on to receive an Oscar for his contributions to Renderman, the software that was instrumental to the creation of the film. The film earned Oscar nominations for Original Song, Original Musical or Comedy Score, and Original Screenplay.  Pixar Animation Studios has received multiple Oscars for a myriad of films since then.

Tickets for “Toy Story: 20 Years of Being an Animation Game-Changer” are $5 for general admission and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and may be purchased online at http://www.oscars.org starting September 16, 2015. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills.  For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.

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The Trailer For The Jungle Book

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Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an 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.

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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” seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world. The wild adventure swings into theaters in 3D on April 15, 2016.

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Trailer For Jon Favreau’s Chef

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Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen — and zest for life and love.

The film is directed by Jon Favreau and open in New York and Los Angeles on May 9, 2014.

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Disney Announces Release Dates For Live Action Jungle Book & Alice in Wonderland 2

Disney announced that the live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book will open on October 9, 2015 and the Johnny Depp-fronted Alice in Wonderland 2 is set for a May 27, 2016 release.

Iron Man Director Jon Favreau will helm The Jungle Book, which Justin Marks is adapting. The film will be a re-telling of the classic Kipling tale of a boy raised by animals in the jungle. Disney previously adapted the story for the 1967 animated pic and as a live-action feature with Cary Elwes in 1994.

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Alice in Wonderland 2 will re-team Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska as the Mad Hatter and Alice. James Bobin (The Muppets) will take over directing duties from Tim Burton. The first film hit theaters in March of 2010 and went on to gross over $1 billion worldwide.

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