The update will feature animals in a CGI/live-action hybrid format, akin to Disney’s recent reboots of The Jungle Book and Dumbo.
Carlos Lopez Estrada (Blindspotting) will direct the movie, which will be written by Kari Granlund (Disney+’s new Lady and the Tramp).
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* CBS’ The Late Late Show With James Corden will return with new episodes, filmed remotely from the host’s garage, on Monday, April 13, our sister site Deadline reports.
* HBO has made both seasons of Big Little Lies available to stream for free for a limited time, per Variety. The series joins The Sopranos, The Wire, Six Feet Under and several others as part of the premium cabler’s #StayHomeBoxOffice offerings.
* The Jerry Seinfeld stand-up special 23 Hours To Kill will debut Tuesday, May 5 on Netflix, per Deadline.
* Quibi’s Reno 911! revival will premiere Monday, May 4. Watch a Zoom morning briefing:
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