the jungle book

the year: 1967

the genre: animated

the plot: Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince the boy Mowgli to leave the jungle for human civilization.

did you know: that when Gregory Peck was the President of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Science, he tried his hardest to get a full-length animated feature film (most notably the The Jungle Book) not only nominated for Best Picture Academy Award but actually win the award. He resigned as President in 1970 when other members didn't agree with him about animated films being nominated for the award. It would be over 20 years later before the Academy would reconsider, allowing Beauty and the Beast to be nominated.

extra bonus points: if you know why the Beatles ended up not voicing The Vultures as suggested by their manager.

don't miss: "I Wanna Be Like You" with Louis Prima and Phil Harris' off the cuff scatting. Because of their busy band schedules, they recorded the song separately.


Laney said...

Ooh, I know that one - John Lennon was a party pooper! As always he didn't want to be part of it.

Millie Motts said...

Way to go, Laney! You are correct!

B Porter said...

We your friends, we your friends....