The Jungle Book (1967 movie)

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The Jungle Book
Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman
Produced by Walt Disney
Screenplay by Larry Clemmons
Ralph Wright
Ken Anderson
Vance Gerry
Floyd Norman (uncredited)[1]
Bill Peet (uncredited)[2]
Narrated by Sebastian Cabot
Starring Bruce Reitherman
Phil Harris
Sebastian Cabot
Louis Prima
George Sanders
Sterling Holloway
Music by George Bruns (Score)
Terry Gilkyson
Richard M. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman (Songs)
Studio Walt Disney Productions
Distributed by Buena Vista Distribution
Release date(s) October 18, 1967 (1967-10-18)
Running time 78 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Money made $205,843,612[3]

The Jungle Book is a 1967 American animated movie. It was produced by Walt Disney Productions. It was released on October 18, 1967. It is the 19th animated movie in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. It was inspired by the stories about the feral child Mowgli from the book of the same name by Rudyard Kipling. It was directed by Wolfgang Reitherman. It was the last to be produced by Walt Disney, who died during its production.

The early versions of both the screenplay and the soundtrack followed Kipling's work more closely. There was a dramatic, dark, and sinister tone which Disney did not want in his family movie. The first writer Bill Peet and composer Terry Gilkyson were replaced. The movie made over $73 million in the United States in its first release.

Cast[change | change source]

Asterisks mark actors listed in the opening credits as "Additional Voices".[4][5][6]

Awards[change | change source]

The song "The Bare Necessities" was nominated for Best Song at the 40th Academy Awards. It lost to "Talk to the Animals" from Doctor Dolittle.[7] Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Gregory Peck wanted this movie to be nominated for Best Picture, but he was unsuccessful.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. Beiman, Nancy (2007). Prepare to board!: creating story and characters for animated features and shorts. Focal Press. ISBN 978-0-240-80820-8 . http://books.google.com/books?id=V0Ub7xvnBkYC&pg=PA163.
  2. Disney's Hugo: Walt's Magic Touch on a Literary Classic. The Jungle Book, Platinum Edition, Disc 2. 2007.
  3. "The Jungle Book". Box Office Mojo. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=junglebook.htm. Retrieved 2008-09-27.
  4. Beck, Jerry (2005). The animated movie guide. Chicago Review Press. p. 133. ISBN 1-55652-591-5 . http://books.google.com/books?id=fTI1yeZd-tkC&pg=PA133.
  5. Hischak, Thomas S. (2011). Disney Voice Actors: A Biographical Dictionary. McFarland. p. 240. ISBN 978-0-7864-6271-1 .
  6. Webb, Graham S. (2000). The animated film encyclopedia: a complete guide to American shorts, features and sequences 1900-1979. McFarland. p. 257. ISBN 978-0-7864-0728-6 .
  7. Oscars Database http://awardsdatabase.oscars.org/ampas_awards/DisplayMain.jsp?curTime=1215147249619
  8. http://www.empireonline.com/features/50-disney-films/default.asp?film=19

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