The film was released once again as a 2-disc Platinum Edition DVD on October 2, 2007 to commemorate its 40th anniversary. Tal Blecharovitz. Pack leader Akela decides that Mowgli must leave the jungle for his own safety. The film was also successful throughout the world, becoming Germany's highest-grossing film by number of admissions.  The film's 1993 re-release set an overseas record for a re-issue, grossing $67.5 million overseas during that year. 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The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown Mutt. , Peet decided to follow closely the dramatic, dark, and sinister tone of Kipling's book, which is about the struggles between animals and man. Walt himself resisted, and was added after his death. As a storm gathers, a depressed Mowgli encounters a group of friendly vultures who accept Mowgli as a fellow outcast. garykmcd, The Jungle Book, one of Disney's ultimate classics, it has great characters, an awesome story and terrific animation.  Richard Schickel, reviewing for Life magazine, referred to it as "the best thing of its kind since Dumbo, another short, bright, unscary and blessedly uncultivated cartoon".  The staff was shocked to hear that a wise cracking comedian, Phil Harris was going to be in a Kipling film. Bagheera volunteers to escort him to a "Man-Village." However, after the disappointing reaction to The Sword in the Stone, Walt Disney decided to become more involved in the story than he had been with the past two films, with his nephew Roy E. Disney saying that "[he] certainly influenced everything about it. Characters that appeared in 1967's The Jungle Book. 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. After noticing Mowgli, she "accidentally" drops her water pot. However, his mind abruptly changes when he is smitten by a beautiful young girl from the village who is coming down by the riverside to fetch water. It was released on October 18, 1967. Later in the film, he … 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. Bruce Reitherman provided the voice of Mowgli, who is the main protagonist of the film.  The Diamond Edition release went back into the Disney Vault on January 31, 2017.  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. , The film's score was composed by George Bruns and orchestrated by Walter Sheets. , 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. In 1998, Disney released a direct to video film entitled The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story. TMDb Score. After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies. While many of the later Disney feature films had animators being responsible for single characters, in The Jungle Book the animators were in charge of whole sequences, since many have characters interacting with one another. The plot follows Mowgli, a feral child raised in the Indian jungle by wolves, as his friends Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear try to convince him to leave the jungle before the evil tiger Shere Khan arrives. Mowgli (voiced by Bruce Bagheera realizes that Mowgli is in danger, particularly from Shere Khan the tiger who hates all people. 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. ", In 1968, Disneyland Records released the album More Jungle Book, an unofficial sequel also written by screenwriter Larry Simmons, which continued the story of the film, and included Phil Harris and Louis Prima voicing their film roles. The Sherman Brothers were then brought in to do a complete rewrite. Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman. 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. Following one of Reitherman's trademarks of reusing animation of his previous films, the wolf cubs are based on dogs from 101 Dalmatians.  The Platinum DVD was put on moratorium in 2010.  The film earned over $23.8 million worldwide becoming the most successful animated film released during its initial run. The Jungle Book Cast and Crew "The Jungle is JUMPIN'!"  Produced on a budget of $4 million, the film was a massive success, grossing domestic rentals of $11.5 million by 1968. Main Trio Mowgli is the protagonist of The Jungle Book and its sequel. 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.