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Cinematic Time Machine: The Jungle Book

Saturday 30th June


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Director: Wolfgang Reitherman

Starring: Phil Harris, Louis Prima

Rating: U

USA 1967, 77mins

The final animated feature produced under the supervision of Walt Disney himself is a lively neo-swing musical, loosely based upon the tales of Rudyard Kipling.

The story takes place in a tropical jungle where people are conspicuously absent. But one day Bagheera the panther (voice of Sebastian Cabot) discovers a baby in the wreck of a boat. Feeling pity on the child, Bagheera takes him to be raised with the wolves. Ten years later, the child has grown into Mowgli (voice of Bruce Reitherman). Mowgli discovers that his life is in danger because of the return to the area of Shere Khan the tiger (voice of George Sanders), whose hatred of humans is such that Mowgli faces certain death if discovered.