Thursday, October 18, 2007
The Jungle Book Opens
Forty years ago today, October 18, 1967, Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book first swung onto movie screens at an extravagant Hollywood premiere at the classic movie palace, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the last animated feature personally produced by Walt (and which incidentally was released 30 years after his first animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), here are a few pages I wrote about the film, including its world premiere on Hollywood Boulevard. I wrote these pages for the online column The 14th Pages of Sketches, which used to be part of the Walt Disney Collectors Society webpage and was designed to be an Internet compliment to Sketches Magazine. You can find out more about the Society here—and be sure and watch for the online return of The 14th Pages of Sketches, coming soon!