Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids (musical)

The Jungle Book Kids
The Jungle Book Kids

Kipling wrote the jungle book back in 1894 and over time there have been countless renditions of this timeless story. After being disappointed by the public’s reaction to the sword in the Stone, Walt Disney decided to be more involved with the production of his next film. Walt chose Kipling’s the jungle book as the basis for his 19th animated feature and eventually settled on veteran screenwriter Larry Clemens to produce the story. Upon giving Clemens a copy of Kipling’s book, Walt Disney said “the first thing I want you to do, is not to read it”. You see, Walt thought that Kipling’s story was too dark for children but he loved the characters and the main plot line.

Disney’s The Jungle Book was released in theaters on October 18 of 1967 and was an immediate success, grossing over $205 million, which is pretty great considering it only took $4 million to make the film. However, this success was bittersweet, Walt Disney himself never got to see the picture in its final form. Disney passed away 10 months before its release, making the jungle book the last Disney picture to have Walt’s personal touch.

We are still grateful to Walt for his adaptation of this wonderful story. In the tradition of the great film, the jungle is jumping with jazz music in Disney’s the Jungle Book Kids. This Specially adapted musical from the iconic film includes classic Disney tunes like the Bare Necessities and I Want to be Like You.

by Chad Hembree, Director
Spotlight Acting School

Spotlight Acting School Performances
2014 – Richmond (Madison Middle Auditorium)


 

Cast size: Medium (11-20), Flexible

Principle Characters

BABY ELEPHANT
Range E3 – A3

BAGHEERA
Range D3 – Bb3

BALOO
Range C3 – D4

COCONUT TREE / SHANTI
Range C3 – C4

COLONEL HATHI
Range D3 – A3

KAA
Range D3 – B3

KING LOUIE
Range C3 – C4

MOWGLI
Range C3 – D4

SHERE KHAN
Range E3 – C4


 

Links:
MTI
Disney
Broadway JR
Wikipedia

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