Monday, February 10, 2014

Jungle Book Monday

Disney Diamond Edition The Jungle Book photo

Today, Daveland celebrates the upcoming release tomorrow of Disney's "The Jungle Book" for the first time on Blu-ray.

Starting the festivities off with a Concept Art Slideshow:



A few photos from Disney featuring Floyd Norman, one of the animators who worked on "The Jungle Book." Here's one of Floyd in the 1950's:

Disney Diamond Edition The Jungle Book Floyd Norman photo

On the "Zorro" set at the Burbank Studio:

Disney Diamond Edition The Jungle Book Floyd Norman photo

Standing by the famous signpost at the Walt Disney Studio lot in Burbank:

Disney Diamond Edition The Jungle Book Floyd Norman photo

While we're at it, here is an overall vintage shot of the Studio:

Disney Diamond Edition The Jungle Book Floyd Norman photo

And one of Walt, also posed by the signpost:

Disney Diamond Edition The Jungle Book Floyd Norman photo

Last one from this set is a contemporary shot of Floyd, who continues to work for the Walt Disney Compay as a freelance consultant on various projects:

Disney Diamond Edition The Jungle Book Floyd Norman photo

A few more clips from the Diamond Edition:





It's somewhat amazing that with an area called Adventureland that the powers-that-be at Disney haven't put anything from this movie at the park. Maybe they are too afraid to touch the classic Jungle Cruise; or maybe they feel that a few appearances by Baloo around the resort are enough.

Disneyland Hotel Baloo photo at Goofy's Kitchen, September 2011

Are you humming, "I Wanna' Be Like You" yet?

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2 comments:

Diane said...

One of my favoritr childhood movies! As a matter-of-fact, my husband and I named our old Labrador Retriever "Baloo."

Major Pepperidge said...

I have learned from Abigail Disney that "The Jungle Book" was really a thinly-veiled allegory that was meant to be anti-segragation.

I feel like such a fool.