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The Jungle Book
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Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman
Produced by Walt Disney
Written by Larry Clemmons

Ralph Wright Ken Anderson Vance Gerry Bill Peet Rudyard Kipling (The Jungle Book)

Music by Score: George Bruns

Songs: Terry Gilkyson, Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman

Distributed by Buena Vista Distribution
Release Date October 18th, 1967
Running Time 78 minutes
The Jungle Book is a American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released on October 18, 1967. The 19th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, this is the final film to be produced by Walt Disney, who died during production in 1966. The film was inspired by the stories about the feral child Mowgli from the book of the same name by Rudyard Kipling.

The film contains a number of classic songs, including "The Bare Necessities" and "I Wanna Be Like You". Most of the songs were written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. The film was directed by Wolfgang Reitherman. The film grossed over $73 million in the United States in its first release, and as much again from three re-releases.

After the film's success, Disney released a 1994 live-action remake, a 2003 theatrical sequel, and another live-action remake in 2016.

The film stands as one of the most popular Disney movies of all time. In its initial release, the popularity was equivocal to that of The Lion King or Frozen, making it a great influence for some of today's biggest names in animation. Unfortunately, The Walt Disney Company would not receive a similar success until 1989's The Little Mermaid.

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