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The Jungle Book is a American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released on October 18, The 19th.
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Animation on The Jungle Book commenced on May 2, While many of the later Disney feature films had animators being. The Jungle Book is a American fantasy adventure film directed and co- produced by Jon Favreau, produced by Walt Disney Pictures, and written by Justin. The Jungle Book () Sterling Holloway and Bruce Reitherman in The Animation | Adventure | Comedy .. Included among the American Film Institute's list of the movies nominated for the Top Greatest American Movies.
Favreau, Marks, and producer Brigham Taylor developed the film's story as a balance between Disney's animated adaptation and Kipling's original works, borrowing elements from both into the film. Principal photography commenced in , with filming taking place entirely in Los Angeles. The film required extensive use of computer-generated imagery to portray the animals and settings. The film received praise for its visual effects, vocal performances, direction, musical score, and its faithfulness to the original animated film, with many calling it an improvement over the film. Mowgli is a "man cub" raised by the wolf Raksha and her pack, led by Akela , in an Indian jungle ever since he was brought to them as a infant by the black panther Bagheera. Bagheera trains Mowgli to learn the ways of the wolves, but the boy faces certain challenges and falls behind his wolf siblings, while Akela objects of him using human "tricks", like building tools, instead of learning the ways of the pack.
Mowgli is rescued from King Louie by Bagheera and Baloo. Bagheera explains to Baloo that the jungle isn't safe when Shere Khan is around. As morning arrives, Baloo explains to Mowgli that the Man Village is best for him, but Mowgli accuses him of breaking his promise and runs away in the deepest part of the jungle.
Bagheera after Baloo explains to him then finds the Elephant Patrol and tells Hathi of Mowgli running away with Shere Khan himself overhearing. Hathi then organizes a special search mission for all his herd. Later, Kaa hypnotizes Mowgli into a deep and peaceful sleep and traps him in his coils again after tricking him that Mowgli can trust him. Thanks to the intervention of Shere Khan, Mowgli escapes before Kaa can eat him.
He encounters a group of solemn vultures J. The vultures argue and continually sidetrack Mowgli with their pointless arguments. Shere Khan appears shortly after and challenges Mowgli to a fight, but Baloo rushes to the rescue.
Baloo is knocked unconscious and Mowgli ties a flaming branch onto Shere Khan's tail in order to get rid of the ruthless tiger. Baloo then wakes up and he and Bagheera take Mowgli to the edge of a man-village, but Mowgli is still hesitant to go in. His mind soon changes when a young girl from the village comes down by the riverside to fetch water. After noticing the boy, she "accidentally" drops her water pot, and Mowgli retrieves it for her and follows her into the man village.
After Mowgli chooses to stay in the man village, Baloo and Bagheera decide to head home to the jungle. Promotional image featuring the characters, with the French title on the upper-right corner.
Disney agreed and bought the rights to the book.
Peet decided to follow the dramatic, dark, and sinister tone of Kipling's book and wrote an early treatment with little to no supervision, as he had done in One Hundred and One Dalmatians and The Sword in the Stone , along with character designs as well as the idea for the song " The Bare Necessities ".
The original story tells about the struggles between animals and man. Since the novel is very episodic, with Mowgli going back and forth from the jungle to the Man-Village, Peet made the story much more straightforward; felt that Mowgli returning to the Man-Village should be the ending for the film. Following suggestions, Peet also created two original characters: The human girl for which Mowgli falls in love, as the animators considered that falling in love would be the best excuse for Mowgli to leave the jungle; and Louie, king of the monkeys.
Louie was a less comical character, enslaving Mowgli trying to get the boy to teach him to make fire. The orangutan would also show a plot point borrowed from The Second Jungle Book , gold and jewels under his ruins - after Mowgli got to the man village, a poacher would drag the boy back to the ruins in search of the treasure.
However, disappointed by the reception of The Sword in the Stone , Disney was determined to be more involved within the story than he had been in the past two films that were written by Peet, with his nephew Roy E.
Disney saying that "[he] certainly influenced everything about it. With Jungle Book , he obviously got hooked on the jungle and the characters that lived there. Peet refused, and after a long argument, Peet left the Disney studio in January 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: Clemmons wanted to start in media 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.
Let's establish the characters. Let's have fun with it. Although much of Bill Peet's work was discarded, the personalities of the characters remained in the final film. This was because Disney felt that the story should be kept simple, and the characters should drive the story. Disney took an active role in the story meetings, acting out each role and helping to explore the emotions of the characters, help create gags and develop emotional sequences. Clemmons would write a rough script with an outline for most sequences.
The story artists then discussed how to fill the scenes, including the comedic gags to employ. The script also tried to incorporate how the voice actors molded their characters and interacted with each other. The Jungle Book also marks the last animated film from the company to have Disney's personal touches, before his death on December 15 , Many familiar voices inspired the animators in their creation of the characters and helped them shape their personalities.
This use of familiar voices for key characters was a rarity in Disney's past films. The staff was shocked to hear that a wise-cracking comedian, Phil Harris was going to be in a Kipling film. Disney suggested Harris after meeting him at a party. Harris improvised most of his lines, as he considered the scripted lines "didn't feel natural".
This was her last film before she died. 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" which the producers were aiming at anymore.
The animators shot footage of Bruce as a guide for the character's performance. Child actress Darlene Carr was going around singing in the studio when composers the Sherman Brothers asked her to record a demo of Shanti's song " My Own Home ".
Carr's performance impressed Disney enough for him to cast her as Shanti.
In the original book, the vultures are grim and evil characters who feast on the dead. Disney lightened it up by having the vultures bearing a physical and vocal resemblance to The Beatles , including the signature mop-top haircuts. It was also planned to have the members of the band to both voice the characters and sing their song, " That's What Friends are For ". However, scheduling conflicts, added to John Lennon reacting badly, lead to the idea being discarded.
In earlier drafts of the scene the vultures had a near-sighted Rhinoceros friend named Rocky , who was to be voiced by Frank Fontaine, however, Walt decided to cut the character for feeling that the film had already much action with the monkeys and vultures.
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 animation was done by xerography, with character design, lead by Ken Anderson , employing rough, artistic edges in contrast to the round animals seen in productions such as Dumbo.
Anderson also decided to make Shere Khan resemble his voice actor, George Sanders. 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.
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Following one of Reitherman's trademarks of reusing animation of his previous films, the wolf cubs are based on dogs from Dalmatians. He labelled it "a beautifully rendered, visually arresting take on Rudyard Kipling's oft-filmed tales" but found the musical numbers to be trivial, saying that without the musical numbers, the film might have been a more exhilarating streamlined adventure.
We understand and appreciate his point-of-view, even though carrying it out would mean the death of Mowgli. The film also had its share of criticism with most reviewers criticizing the inconsistent tone of the film and the director's indecision to stick to one vision.
Sam C. Mac of Slant Magazine wrote, "Jon Favreau draws heavily on his film's animated predecessor for plot, characterizations, songs, and set pieces, but doesn't know how to fit these familiar elements into his own coherent vision". You admire The Jungle Book, but you can't lose yourself in it".
Following the film's early financial and critical success, the studio has begun working on a sequel. Jon Favreau is reported to return as director and Neel Sethi is reported to reprise his role as Mowgli , while screenwriter Justin Marks is also in negotiations to return.
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Main article: List of The Jungle Book characters. There was a dreamlike quality to it. There was a surreal quality to it. It was a high-water mark for character animation and to me, that's what I remember about it.
And so I wanted to make sure we preserved that But what [Alan] Horn said was: Look at the technology. Look at Life of Pi , Avatar.
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Why not use the technology to create a whole world that transports you? Let's really embrace this new technology and see what we can do if we push its limit. John Debney. Note 1. List of accolades received by The Jungle Book film. Press Kit" PDF. The Walt Disney Studios. Retrieved March 29, British Board of Film Classification.
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Very likely fearing the technical challenges involved with creating a literal depiction, Korda focused almost exclusively upon the struggle that Mowgli played by the charismatic Sabu endures while trying to reintegrate with his own kind.
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No such restraint applies to 2D animation: But had he bitten off more than he could chew? He was completely on the wrong track. Peet and Gilkyson were out, and the film was shut down. After the usual shouting match, Peet walked off the motion picture and out of the Walt Disney Studios. We expected Bill to return once things had become less heated.
Bill gave in his notice and never returned, ending a career that had begun in the s. Animators Dick Lucas and Eric Cleworth often doubled as story artists, so they also joined the team. Finally, a newcomer would be recruited from the animation wing: Tempted away from his drawing board as if by the mesmeric Kaa himself, Norman took an uncredited writing role, and instantly grasped what Disney was driving at: That required a dramatic shedding of numerous characters from the book in an effort to pare down its knotty, non-linear structure.
Handing off the whole Voice of Reason gig to the panther triggered two significant knock-on effects: But there was one, vital concession on that front, without which the film would not have been the same.