'The Jungle Book' Released in 1967, this beautifully animated adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling novel was the last to be produced personally by Walt Disney who died during production. The film switched composers in midstream. Longtime Disney collaborator Terry Gilkyson was brought in to write the songs. But Disney felt they were too dark and too Kipling. The only song that remains in the film is the upbeat The Bare Necessities, which was nominated for an Oscar. Richard and Robert Sherman, who had penned the award-winning score to Mary Poppins, were brought in to compose new songs which include the toe-tapping I Wanna Be Like You.
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