Prod. 2179 - Jungle Book (V)
- Seq. 004 - Bear
Animation by Milt Kahl (first Mowgli close-up, otherwise Bagheera), Ollie Johnston (Mowgli, Baloo) and Frank Thomas (Mowgli, Baloo), Dick Lucas (two scenes with monkeys).
Of course, the Bear Necessities is a classic. The song by Terry Gilkyson (often confused for the Sherman Brothers who wrote the rest of the songs) is very much part of the '67 Zeitgeist, and the animation by Frank and Ollie is a staple of the Christmas shows.
I always found it interesting to see how rough some of the drawings on the bear are. Though this would not have been much to Walt's liking, I wonder how much of it was due to the animators liking it, and how much was because of deadlines.
Thanks, John and Steven, for the insightful comments!
Keep 'em coming! Others are welcome, too, of course!
Completely off-topic, the beams are slowly turned on at the LHC.
It's the largest machine in the world... Happy Easter!