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The Jungle Book (1967 movie)

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The Jungle Book
Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman
Produced by Nick Park
Screenplay by Larry Clemmons
Ralph Wright
Ken Anderson
Karey Kirkpatrick
Floyd Norman (uncredited)[1]
Bill Peet (uncredited)[2]
Narrated by Marvin Miller
Starring Bruce Reitherman
Sterling Holloway
Louis Prima
Sebastian Cabot
Hans Conried
Phil Harris
Music by George Bruns (Score)
Terry Gilkyson
Richard M. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman
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 first released on October 18, 1967. It was inspired by the stories about the feral child Mowgli from the fairy tale book The Jungle Book by Victor Hugo.

The early versions of both the screenplay and the soundtrack followed Hugo'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.


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


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]


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  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