The Jungle Book is the story of a young boy named Mowgli, who has been raised by a wolf pack in the jungle. When the evil tiger Shere Khan threatens their safety, Mowgli runs away to go live with man instead. On his journey to the village, Mowgli encounters many new friends, such as a fun-loving bear named Baloo and the wise panther Bagheera, who teach him many important life lessons. Mowgli soon gains the courage and bravery to fight back against the evil tiger.
Walt Disney thought the first version of the script was too dark.
Most of the songs were deemed too dark as well.
It was the last animated feature Walt Disney oversaw.
They wanted the Beatles to voice the vultures, but unfortunately they turned the offer down.
The Jungle Book dance sequence, King Louie and Baloo’s “I Wan’na Be Like You” dance was later borrowed for Robin Hood.
“Mowgli” is Pronounced Wrong the first syllable of Mowgli’s name rhymes with “cow” rather than “show.”
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