Just imagine it’s 1922. A time when across the seas one in four people in the world are under the rule of the British Empire, Pope Pius succeeds Pope Benedict as the 259th Pope, Dracula appears on film for the first time in a German film called Nosferatu and the Soviet Union is born.
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. Continue reading Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids (musical)