Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Jungle Book (R1984) - (Disney Animation) US one-sheet

The Jungle Book (R1984) - (Disney animation) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for a 1984 rerelease of the 1967 Wolfgang Reitherman film The Jungle Book based on Rudyard Kipling's Mowgli stories in his book by the same title as the film, screenplay by Larry Clemmons, Ralph Wright, Ken Anderson and Vance Gerry and starring Phil Harris as the voice of Baloo the bear and the director's son Bruce Reitherman as Mowgli. This was the last film produced by Walt Disney, who died in 1966 during production. Plot summary: Bagheera the black panther [Sebastian Cabot] finds Mowgli in a basket in the jungle and takes him to a mother wolf so she can raise him with her cubs. A few years later when they hear a man-eating bengal tiger named Shere Khan [George Sanders] has returned to the jungle, the wolves realize Mowgli must return to his own kind for safety. Bagheera volunteers to take him to the man-village, but Mowgli does not want to go because he prefers life in the jungle. Mowgli gets support from Baloo the bear, who promises to continue with his upbringing. Bagheera soon talks Baloo out of this idea after a few mishaps and Mowgli runs away, angry with Baloo. Shere Khan hears of this and decides he will hunt Mowgli down and kill him personally. After Mowgli has a close call with Shere Khan, Bagheera and Baloo finally take him to the man-village; Mowgli is unwilling to go there at first but he is lured in by a beautiful young girl [Darleen Carr].

Cast and crew: Larry Clemmons, Ralph Wright, Ken Anderson, Vance Gerry, Rudyard Kipling, Wolfgang Reitherman, Sebastian Cabot, Bruce Reitherman, George Sanders, Sterling Holloway, Louis Prima, J. Pat O'Malley, Verna Felton, Clint Howard, Chad Stuart, Lord Tim Hudson, John Abbott, Ben Wright, Darleen Carr



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