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The Jungle Book

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The petition has been proven effective by multiple people who feel the film's current release was not up to par with other Disney releases. In 1978, a live-action sketch titled The Wonderful World of Ernie from Morecambe and Wise parodied I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song) by doing a full reenactment of the scene with sets and costumes and lip-synching to the song's original recording (including the characters' spoken dialogue in the middle of the song).

Sadly, it turned out to be Disney's swansong; he succumbed to lung cancer a few months before the release. Disney later made a live-action adaptation of the film, which was more of a realistic action- adventure film with somewhat-more adult themes.Explore your family's wild side as you venture into The Jungle Book for extraordinary adventures and a heartwarming tale that celebrates the true meaning of friendship. In earlier drafts of the scene the vultures had a near-sighted Rhinoceros friend named Rocky, who was to be voiced by Frank Fontaine, however, Walt decided to cut the character for feeling that the film had already much action with the monkeys and vultures.

David Bailey was originally cast as Mowgli, but his voice changed during production, leading Bailey to no longer fit the "young innocence of Mowgli's character" which the producers were aiming for.

The only piece of Gilkyson's work which survived to the final film was his upbeat tune " The Bare Necessities", which was liked by the rest of the film crew. Ben Wright, who had previously voiced Roger Radcliffe in One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961), provided voice for Rama, Mowgli's adoptive wolf father.

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