The Jungle Book is a Disney’s produced movie released in 1967 and is the 19th installment of Walt Disney’s animated Classics. The movie was actually to be based on the Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. However, Disney did not want to include the same dark tone as the book because this was to be a family movie.
The movie was reviewed with positive comments and grossed millions at its release and was critically acclaimed. The the most acclaimed part was the soundtrack and music within the film, which got most of the attention. Within the production “animators worked on entire sequences rather than individual scenes/characters.” The New York Times called it, “a perfectly dandy cartoon feature…”, which was only one of the many comments made by magazines and newspapers. The tone of the story changed from the beginning to end, but had a happy tone when the music would play and characters would sing.
“The animation was done by xerography, with character design, lead by Ken Anderson, employing rough, artistic edges in contrast to the round animals seen in productions such as Dumbo” (disney.wiki.com). Xerography is a dry photographic or photocopying process in which a negative image formed by a resinous powder on an electrically charged plate is electrically transferred to and thermally fixed as positive on a paper or other copying surface. They did this in production because throughout the film the characters would interact with each other in almost every scene.