(1967). Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman. Main Trio Mowgli is the protagonist of The Jungle Book and its sequel. [24], Baloo was also based on footage of bears, even incorporating the animal's penchant for scratching. Mowgli now wants to stay in the jungle more than ever. It was produced by Walt Disney Productions. This was most likely due to the developers' belief that the public of the time would not accept a snake as a heroic character.He was animated by Frank Thomas in his entrance appearance where he first met Mowgli and nearly ate him. [52] The film was released in a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo pack on February 11, 2014 as part of Disney's Diamond Edition line. Mowgli soon meets up with the laid-back, fun-loving sloth bear Baloo, who promises to raise Mowgli himself and never take him to the Man-Village. Based on Rudyard Kipling's 1894 book of the same name, it is the 19th Disney animated feature film. [16] David Bailey was originally cast as Mowgli, but his voice changed during production, leading Bailey to not fit the "young innocence of Mowgli's character" at which the producers were aiming. The next morning, Mowgli tries to join the elephant patrol, led by Colonel Hathi and his wife Winifred. When Cinderella's cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother. In 1998, Disney released a direct to video film entitled The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story. [9], Disney then assigned Larry Clemmons as his new writer and one of the four story men for the film, giving Clemmons a copy of Kipling's book, and telling him: "The first thing I want you to do is not to read it". However, the film's writers decided to make the story more straightforward, as the novel is very episodic, with Mowgli going back and forth from the jungle to the Man-Village, and Peet felt that Mowgli returning to the Man-Village should be the ending for the film. 4.9 out of 5 stars 8. [44] Home video sales outside North America reached 14 million units and grossed $350 million by December 1993. [71], Many characters appear in the 1990–91 animated series TaleSpin. 3. [74] A new live-action version of The Jungle Book was released by Disney in 2016, which even reused most of the songs of the animated movie, with some lyrical reworking by original composer Richard M. Now it's everything. [17] Harris improvised most of his lines, as he considered the scripted lines "didn't feel natural". View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1967 Vinyl release of The Jungle Book (Original Cast Soundtrack) on Discogs. For example, Ben Kingsley does a great job with his role of Bagheera who Sebastian Cabot had voiced almost fifty years ago. • Bruce Reitherman as Mowgli, an orphaned boy, commonly referred to as "man-cub" by the other characters. If you haven't seen The Jungle Book, just buy it, believe me, it's worth the money. When a litter of Dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella de Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement. Longtime Disney collaborator Gilkyson was the first songwriter to bring several complete songs that followed the book closely but Walt Disney felt that his efforts were too dark. The film is very loosely based on the short stories in Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. 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Shere Khan is after Mawgli though and won't rest 'till he kills him. Shere Khan appears shortly after, scaring off the vultures and confronting Mowgli. Bagheera volunteers to escort him back. [59] Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Gregory Peck lobbied extensively for this film to be nominated for Best Picture, but was unsuccessful. DVD Blu-ray The Jungle Book. 72 of 108 people found this review helpful. When lightning strikes a nearby tree and sets it ablaze, the vultures swoop in to distract Shere Khan, while Mowgli grabs a large flaming branch and ties it to the tiger's tail. [83], 1967 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions, 32nd highest-grossing film of all time in the United States and Canada, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, List of animated feature films of the 1960s, List of Disney theatrical animated features, "Why Disney's Original 'Jungle Book' Is Germany's Biggest Film of All Time", https://sites.google.com/site/jackbennyinthe1940s/Home/the-cast-1940-1949, "The Jungle Book: the making of Disney's most troubled film", "Disney 'Jungle Book' Arrives Just in Time", "Ranking Disney: #12 – The Jungle Book (1967)", "The.Jungle.Book. Due to his actions, Mowgli would be hailed as a hero in both the jungle and the village, and declared the first human to be part of the wolves' council. [38], The Jungle Book is Germany's biggest film of all time in terms of admissions with 27.3 million tickets sold, nearly 10 million more than Titanic's 18.8 million tickets sold. Additionally, he cast regular Disney voices such as Sterling Holloway as Kaa, J. Pat O'Malley as Colonel Hathi and Buzzie the Vulture and Verna Felton as Hathi's wife. Bagheera and Baloo arrive to rescue Mowgli and in the ensuing chaos, King Louie's palace is demolished to rubble. [16] The Time reviewer said the film strayed far from the Kipling stories, but "[n]evertheless, the result is thoroughly delightful...it is the happiest possible way to remember Walt Disney". [9] After Harris was cast, Disneyland Records president Jimmy Johnson suggested Disney to get Louis Prima as King Louie, as he "felt that Louis would be great as foil". 1. Bagheera is pleased with how happy Mowgli is now, but also worries that Mowgli must eventually return to his own kind. Bagheera realizes that Mowgli is in danger, particularly from Shere Khan the tiger who hates all people. Mowgli retrieves it for her and follows her into the Man-Village. The film initially became Disney's second-highest-grossing animated film in the United States and Canada,[4] and was also successful during its re-releases. 18 images (& sounds) of the The Jungle Book (1967) cast of characters. Baloo the bear however thinks differently, taking the young Mowgli under his wing and teaching him that living in the jungle is the best life there is. That night, when the wolf tribe learns that Shere Khan, a man-eating tiger, has returned to the jungle, they realize that Mowgli must be taken to the man village, to protect him and those around him. When Baloo finally comes around, Mowgli runs off into the jungle where he survives a second encounter with Kaa the snake and finally, with Shere Khan. Peet refused, and after a long argument, Peet left the Disney studio in January 1964. The Jungle Book is a 1967 American animated musical comedy film produced by Walt Disney Productions. The Jungle Book: Comparing The Voice Casts of 1967 and 2016 When Walt Disney started working on full-length animated features, the voice cast was irrelevant. Mowgli - Tod (The Fox and the Hound; w/ Copper as an extra) Baloo - Thomas O'Malley (The AristoCats) Bagheera - Adult Simba (The Lion King) [50] Its release was accompanied by a limited 18-day run at Disney's own El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, with the opening night featuring a panel with composer Richard Sherman and voice actors Bruce Reitherman, Darlene Carr, and Chad Stuart. Since Kaa has no limbs, his design received big expressive eyes, and parts of Kaa's body did the action that normally would be done with hands. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for The Jungle Book [1967] - Original Soundtrack on AllMusic - 1967 - The best-loved songs from this album have become… [26], The score features eight original songs: seven by the Sherman Brothers and one by Terry Gilkyson. [9], The Jungle Book was released in October 1967,[10] just 10 months after Walt's death. Clemmons wanted to start in medias res, with some flashbacks afterward, but then Disney said to focus on doing the storyline more straight: "Let's do the meat of the picture. As a storm gathers, a depressed Mowgli encounters a group of friendly vultures who accept Mowgli as a fellow outcast. Walt himself resisted, and was added after his death. [43] By 1994, The Jungle Book sold 9.5 million units in the United States. [75], There are two video games based on the film: The Jungle Book was a platformer released in 1993 for Master System, Mega Drive, Game Gear, Super NES, Game Boy and PC. Mowgli is shown ten years later, visiting the wolves and getting his face licked eagerly when he arrives. [72] Between 1996 and 1998, the TV series Jungle Cubs told the stories of Baloo, Hahti, Bagheera, Louie, Kaa, and Shere Khan when they were children. Bruce Reitherman is the voice of Mowgli in The Jungle Book (1967), and Tatsuya Nakazaki is the Japanese voice. Fandango FANALERT® Sign up for a FANALERT® to find out when tickets are available in your area. 73. Bagheera finds Mowgli and they argue; Mowgli runs away from Bagheera. They leave that very night, but Mowgli is determined to stay in the jungle. The Wildlife Book is another cartoon movie spoof and parody of "The Jungle Book" is created by CoolZDane. Walt Disney Studios, 500 South Buena Vista Street, Burbank, California, USA. Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilization. Bagheera speaks to Baloo that night and convinces him that the jungle will never be safe for Mowgli with Shere Khan around. [65] On February 14, 2003, DisneyToon Studios in Australia released a film sequel, The Jungle Book 2, in which Mowgli runs away from the man village to see his animal friends, unaware that Shere Khan is more determined to kill him than ever. One night, the wolf pack parents meet at Council Rock, having learned that Shere Khan, a man-eating Bengal tiger, has returned to the pack's part of the jungle. The jungle book 1967 cast vultures. She raises him along with her own cubs and Mowgli soon becomes well acquainted to jungle life. The Jungle Book (1967) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Disney said the "nice, mysterious, heavy stuff" from both works was not what he aimed for, instead going for a "lightness, a Disney touch". [16] This use of familiar voices for key characters was a rarity in Disney's past films. It was released on October 18, 1967. Kaa, the hungry python, hypnotizes Mowgli into a deep and peaceful sleep, traps him tightly in his coils, and tries to devour him, but comically fails. ENTER CITY, STATE OR ZIP CODE GO. [10] Clemmons still looked at the novel and thought it was too disjointed and without continuity, needing adaptations to fit a film script. After recovering a great part of the treasure, Buldeo would declare his intentions to burn the jungle to avoid the threat of Shere Khan, only for the tiger to attack and kill him, before being killed by Mowgli with the hunter's gun. Comments Was this review helpful to you? [9] Disney asked the siblings if they had read Kipling's book and they replied that they had done so "a long, long time ago" and that they had also seen the 1942 version by Alexander Korda. [69][70] It has been widely acclaimed by animators, with Eric Goldberg declaring The Jungle Book "boasts possibly the best character animation a studio has ever done". It's a classic fun animated film that I will love forever, still to this day I will always sing along to Bear Necessities, it's a good time.10/10. Bagheera and Baloo take Mowgli to the edge of the Man-Village, but Mowgli is still hesitant to go there. The Jungle Book (1967) - IMDb. After noticing Mowgli, she "accidentally" drops her water pot. Characters that appeared in 1967's The Jungle Book. [51] The Platinum DVD was put on moratorium in 2010. Let's establish the characters. However, at the time, The Beatles' John Lennon refused to work on animated films which led to the idea being discarded. [40] The film is France's ninth biggest film of all time in terms of admissions with 14.8 million tickets sold. The Jungle Book is a 2016 American fantasyadventure film directed and co-produced by Jon Favreau, produced by Walt Disney Pictures, and written by Justin Marks. The only piece of Gilkyson's work which survived to the final film was his upbeat tune "The Bare Necessities", which was liked by the rest of the film crew. With Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, Louis Prima, Bruce Reitherman. Take a look back at these Hollywood icons in their early days to see how far they've come in their careers—and how little they've visibly aged. Following suggestions, Peet also created the character of Louie, king of the monkeys. As of 2002, The Jungle Book held the record for the best-selling home video release in the United Kingdom, ahead of Titanic which sold 4.8 million units. [55] Howard Thompson of The New York Times praised the film as "simple, uncluttered, straight-forward fun, as put together by the director, Wolfgang Reitherman, four screen writers and the usual small army of technicians. The Jungle Book (1967), Movie. [53] The Diamond Edition release went back into the Disney Vault on January 31, 2017. [58] The song "The Bare Necessities" was nominated for Best Original Song at the 40th Academy Awards, losing to "Talk to the Animals" from Doctor Dolittle. The Jungle Book director tried to get Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to cameo. [9] Backgrounds were hand-painted — with exception of the waterfall, mostly consisting of footage of the Angel Falls - and sometimes scenery was used in both foreground and bottom to create a notion of depth. Mowgli (voiced by Bruce [66] In 2005, screenwriter Robert Reece pitched Jungle Book 3 to Disney execs., but the project never materialized. [56] Charles Champlin of the Los Angeles Times, wrote the film was "really, really good Disney indeed, and nobody needs to say a great deal more. Bagheera, the panther who discovers the boy, promptly takes him to a wolf who has just had cubs. Favreau attempted to get the Beatles members to cameo, but was turned down just like the makers of the 1967 … In the record, Baloo (Harris) is missing Mowgli (Ginny Tyler), so he teams up with King Louie (Prima) and Bagheera (Dal McKennon) to take him from the man village. In particular, the dance sequence between Baloo and King Louie was simply rotoscoped for Little John and Lady Cluck's dance. [10] The staff was shocked to hear that a wise cracking comedian, Phil Harris was going to be in a Kipling film. The film was also successful throughout the world, becoming Germany's highest-grossing film by number of admissions. [9][20] Child actress Darlene Carr was going around singing in the studio when composers Sherman Brothers asked her to record a demo of "My Own Home". Following one of Reitherman's trademarks of reusing animation of his previous films, the wolf cubs are based on dogs from 101 Dalmatians. Using some lovely exotic pastel backgrounds and a nice clutch of tunes, the picture unfolds like an intelligent comic-strip fairy tale". [62] Charles Solomon, reviewing for the Los Angeles Times, thought the film's crew was "near the height of their talents" and the resulting film "remains a high-spirited romp that will delight children—and parents weary of action films with body counts that exceed their box-office grosses". The reason that I think this movie is so wonderful is because of the characters, they just brought so much life to the story and really made this into a wonderful Disney classic.Mowgli is found in a basket as a baby in the deep jungles. Carr's performance impressed Disney enough for him to cast her as the role of the human girl. The orangutan would also show a plot point borrowed from The Second Jungle Book, gold and jewels under his ruins. [46] By August 1994, it had sold 15 million units in international overseas markets,[47] bringing worldwide sales to 24.5 million units by 1994. JUNGLE-PEOPLE - Storytellers (M/F, 5 lines together) BIRCHI - Camel (M/F, 13 lines) [67], Elements of The Jungle Book were recycled in the later Disney feature film Robin Hood,[68] such as Baloo being inspiration for Little John (who not only was a bear, but also voiced by Phil Harris). Asterisks mark actors listed in the opening credits as "Additional Voices". [77][78] Kaa and Shere Khan have also made cameo appearances in another Disney video game, Quackshot. (1967).SE.DVD9.PAL-DVD-ED2K [EN/ES/PT/HB]", "Animals Portray Parts in Disney's "Robin Hood, "The Jungle Book (1967) - Domestic Total Adj. Tal Blecharovitz. Written by The animators shot footage of Bruce as a guide for the character's performance. The early versions of both the screenplay and the soundtrack followed Kipling's work more closely, with a dramatic, dark, and sinister tone which Disney did not want in his family film, leading to writer Bill Peet and songwriter Terry Gilkyson being replaced. [45] Overseas sales reached 14.8 million units by January 1994, becoming the best-selling international VHS release in overseas markets, including sales of 4.9 million units in the United Kingdom, 4.3 million in Germany, and 1.2 million in France. 2. Tatsuya Nakazaki. Large Cast of Happy Jungle People! [18] Walt also cast other prominent actors such as George Sanders as Shere Khan and Sebastian Cabot as Bagheera. Abandoned after an accident, baby Mowgli is taken and raised by a family of wolves. In the United States, the VHS release sold 7.4 million units and grossed $184,926,000 in 1991, making it the year's third best-selling home video release, behind only Fantasia and Home Alone. [33] A Limited Issue DVD was released by Buena Vista Home Entertainment in 1999. The Jungle Book is a 1967 American animated movie. [61] In 1990, when the film had its last theatrical re-release, Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly considered that The Jungle Book "isn't a classic Walt Disney film on the order of, say, Cinderella or Pinocchio, but it's one of Disney's liveliest and funniest". [16] Some bookings were in a double feature format with Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film received an approval rating of 88% based on 40 reviews, with an average rating of 7.19/10. Bagheera volunteers to escort him to a "Man-Village." [22] The casting of the vultures still brought a British Invasion musician, Chad Stuart of the duo Chad & Jeremy. She and her mate, Rama, raise him along with their own cubs and after ten years, Mowgli becomes well acquainted with jungle life and plays with his wolf siblings. [5] Disney released a live-action adaptation in 1994 and an animated sequel, The Jungle Book 2, in 2003; a live-action remake directed by Jon Favreau was released in 2016, with a sequel to that film in currently development. (It was still in production when he died in 1966.) The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown Mutt. The site's critical consensus reads, "With expressive animation, fun characters, and catchy songs, The Jungle Book endures as a crowd-pleasing Disney classic". The animators of Aladdin, The Lion King, Tarzan, and Lilo & Stitch took inspiration from the design and animation of the film, and four people involved with Disney's animations, director Brad Bird and animators Andreas Deja, Glen Keane and Sergio Pablos, have declared the film to be their inspiration for entering the business. Find movie and film cast and crew information for The Jungle Book (1967) - Wolfgang Reitherman on AllMovie [12] Although much of Bill Peet's work was discarded, the personalities of the characters remained in the final film. In the morning, Baloo reluctantly explains to Mowgli that the Man-Village is best for him, but Mowgli accuses him of breaking his promise and runs away. Loris Loddi. [32], The Jungle Book was re-released theatrically in North America three times, 1978, 1984, and 1990, and also in Europe throughout the 1970s and 1980s. [9] He asked them to "find scary places and write fun songs" for their compositions[26] that fit in with the story and advanced the plot instead of being interruptive. The next morning, Mowgli tries to join the elephant patrol. [54], The Jungle Book received positive reviews upon release, undoubtedly influenced by a nostalgic reaction to the death of Walt Disney. The last time it came out on DVD was seven years … Glasgow Christian Academy, Bear DE. 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