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The Jungle Book


Overview - The 19th animated feature produced by Disney studios and the last film supervised by Walt Disney himself. This endearing feature is based on Rudyard Kipling's children's story about a boy named Mowgli raised by wolves in the wilderness of India.  Read more...

 

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Overview

The 19th animated feature produced by Disney studios and the last film supervised by Walt Disney himself. This endearing feature is based on Rudyard Kipling's children's story about a boy named Mowgli raised by wolves in the wilderness of India. During his delightful and scary adventures with a series of wild creatures, Mowgli learns he must leave the jungle and be what nature intended him to be -- a man. Delightful jazz-inspired songs make this a Disney classic.

Cast List

Milt Kahl - Animator\"Jungle Book"
Wolfgang Reitherman - American Animator
Phil Harris - American Actor/Comedian/Bandleader; THE JACK BENNY SHOW
Louis Prima - Musician
Ken Anderson - Screenwriter/Designer
Kenneth Anderson - Screenwriter/Designer
Larry Clemmons - Screenwriter
Walt Disney - American Producer/Director
Walter Elias Disney - American Producer/Director
Sebastian Cabot - Mr. French of TV's "Family Affair"
Rudyard Kipling - English Author/Poet
George Sanders - Oscar-winning actor, ALL ABOUT EVE
Ralph Wright - Screenwriter\"Jungle Bk"

 
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Theatrical release: 1967. Rereleased 1978, 1984, and 1990. THE JUNGLE BOOK is the 19th full-length animated feature from Walt Disney Pictures, and was the last film supervised by Walt Disney himself. Filmed in Technicolor. In its original release, "Jungle Book" was shown with a live-action animal film, "Charlie, The Lonesome Cougar." Budget approximately $4 million. The film took 42 months to make. Remade in a live action version in 1994.

Reviews:
"...Disney-style animation at its most urbane....A droll wit guaranteed to keep parents as well entertained as their children..." - 07/13/1990 New York Times, p.C13


"...A film with great animated sequences....THE JUNGLE BOOK remains a high-spirited romp that will delight children..." - 07/13/1990 Los Angeles Times, p.F10


"...Each performer molds the characterization into his own image....A kiddie-pleaser..." - 05/10/1991 USA Today, p.3D


"Walt Disney had a genius for tapping the general public's bear love....The gambit peaked with 1967's THE JUNGLE BOOK....A bright, delicious vision of nature..." -- Grade: A - 10/12/2007 Entertainment Weekly, p.62


5 stars out of 5 -- "[C]inema's most triumphant swan-song; an intoxicating cocktail of the all-inclusive Disney dazzle which refuses to wither with age." - 12/01/2007 Total Film, p.151


5 stars out of 5 -- "THE JUNGLE BOOK is the most riotously fun of all the classics in the Mouse House library, bopping along with a joyously light spirit." - 12/01/2007 Empire, p.225


"[S]ome of the character animation is notable and the background drawings are an effective pastiche of Henri RousseauÂ’s lush, dreamlike forest landscapes..." - 02/21/2014 New York Times

 
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