The Jungle Book

United States, 1967

Disney Studio Artist

Story Sketch

Conte crayon, marker, and ink on paper

Film
A pencil sketch of the young boy Mowgli bouncing on Baloo the fun-loving sloth bear's belly in a pool of water

When the jungle comes alive with rumours of the man-hating tiger Shere Khan’s return, the wise panther Bagheera knows he’ll have to get the man-cub Mowgli to safety. After being raised by wolves in the Indian jungle, Mowgli is reluctant to leave his home – despite the impending danger. Under the guidance of Bagheera and the laid-back bear Baloo, Mowgli adventures through the jungle to discover friendship, loyalty and his place in the world, while meeting a fabulous cast of friends and foes.

The Jungle Book (1967), Walt Disney Animation Studio’s classic musical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s beloved book, has been an animated favourite for over 50 years and features the voice talents of some of the biggest stars of the day, as well as gorgeous animation, classic characters and iconic music and songs from the Sherman Brothers and Terry Gilkyson.

Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston supervised the animation for Mowgli and Baloo, who feature in the above sketch. The contrasting size and movements of the young boy and easy-going bear balance one another throughout the film. In the lively musical sequence the “Bare Necessities”, Mowgli appears clumsy and a little unsure while the wise Baloo dances gracefully to the rhythm of the accompanying jazz music, all the while showing Mowgli the ways of the jungle.

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Credits

visual artist

Disney Studio Artist

producer

Walt Disney

production company

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Duration

01:15:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1967

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304255

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Adaptations

Animation

Animation → Animated films - United States

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children's films - United States

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → Children's literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Materials

Conte crayon, marker, and ink on paper

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

Collected

43838 times

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