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Jon Favreau Conferring With Pixar's Brain Trust On The Developing 'Magic Kingdom'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 25, 2012 2:23 PM
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Jon Favreau was making the press rounds for his new J.J. Abrams-produced world-without-electricity television series "Revolution," but Crave Online, wisely acknowledging that talking about "Revolution" is kinda boring, instead quizzed the "Iron Man" director about his plans for "Magic Kingdom," the Michael Chabon-penned project that would combine mythology from both the Disney films and the Disney parks. While Favreau says not to expect the film anytime soon ("Jersey Boys" will definitely shoot beforehand), he is getting some heavy duty help in the form of Pixar's vaulted Brain Trust (which has included Pete Docter, Brenda Chapman, Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, Brad Bird, and Andrew Stanton, at various times).

Disney-fied: Jon Favreau Talks 'Magic Kingdom' & Guillermo Del Toro Discusses 'Haunted Mansion'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 22, 2011 6:26 AM
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Comic-Con '11: Del Toro Says He "Wishes" He Was Making Marvel's 'Dr. Strange,' Plus Talk On 'Pinocchio,' 'Pacific Rim' & MoreAfter a long day of panels from a variety of studios and filmmakers, Jon Favreau and Guillermo del Toro took the stage in Hall H for Entertainment Weekly’s annual “Visionaries” panel, where the two filmmakers talked about their upcoming projects, traded insights and endlessly complimented one another. Like other honorees from past years, such as J.J. Abrams, Peter Jackson and Joss Whedon, Favreau and del Toro tapped into their personal fandom as they talked about their professional futures, offering a fun and insightful portrait of their working methods.

Novelist Michael Chabon Confirmed To Pen Disney Tentpole 'Magic Kingdom' For Jon Favreau

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 18, 2011 3:45 AM
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In theory, the idea that Disney are following up the momentous success of their "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise not just with potential ride-based films "Tiki," Guillermo Del Toro's "Haunted Mansion" and "Jungle Cruise," the latter of which may star Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, but with one based around the entire Magic Kingdom, the heart and soul of their theme parks worldwide, should be horrifying. But so far, Disney seem to be making some smart choices, suggesting that, at the very least, it's not going to be a half-assed knock-off like "On Stranger Tides."

Jon Favreau & Michael Chabon Looking To Team On Script For 'Magic Kingdom'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 19, 2011 2:43 AM
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With the "Iron Man" franchise now firmly behind him, director Jon Favreau can focus on his next mega-tentpole, the Disney pic "Magic Kingdom." Yes, it's a movie based on the theme park attraction, and as was noted last year when he signed on, a writer was being sought to pen a new draft of the script, which was initially written by Ron Moore ("Battlestar Galactica"). Who would've thought it would be one of the most celebrated writers in recent years?

Jon Favreau In Talks To Direct 'Magic Kingdom' For Disney

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 11, 2010 2:02 AM
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Have you ever wondered what would happen if the rides at Disney World all came to life? Well, you're about to find out.

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