The Jungle Book (1967 movie)

1967 American animated film

The Jungle Book is a 1967 American-Hindi 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 Jungle Book
Directed byWolfgang Reitherman
Screenplay byLarry Clemmons
Ralph Wright
Ken Anderson
Vance Gerry
Floyd Norman (uncredited)[1]
Bill Peet (uncredited)[2]
Based onThe Jungle Book
by Rudyard Kipling
Produced byWalt Disney
StarringBruce Reitherman
Phil Harris
Sebastian Cabot
Louis Prima
George Sanders
Sterling Holloway
Narrated bySebastian Cabot
Music byGeorge Bruns (Score)
Terry Gilkyson
Richard M. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman (Songs)
Distributed byBuena Vista Distribution
Release date
  • October 18, 1967 (1967-10-18)
Running time
78 minutes
CountriesUnited States
Box office$205,843,612[3]

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.

This movie has a sequel called The Jungle Book 2.

Cast Edit

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

Awards Edit

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 Edit

  1. Beiman, Nancy (2007). Prepare to board!: creating story and characters for animated features and shorts. Focal Press. ISBN 978-0-240-80820-8.
  2. Disney's Kipling: Walt's Magic Touch on a Literary Classic. The Jungle Book, Platinum Edition, Disc 2. 2007.
  3. "The Jungle Book". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2008-09-27.
  4. Beck, Jerry (2005). The animated movie guide. Chicago Review Press. p. 133. ISBN 1-55652-591-5.
  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

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