The Jungle Book

Walt Disney passed away on December 15, 1966. However, since has passed on his name remains on many timeless classics that we all love today. The last film that Walt Disney ever worked on himself was the 1967 film The Jungle Book.

Mowgli is a young boy who was raised by a wolf pack. However, the tiger Shere Khan has made it is his mission to kill him. So, the wolves send Mowgli off with Bagheera, the panther who found him, to bring him to the man village for his protection. Mowgli is not fond of this idea and leaves Bagheera. Along the way he meets Baloo who offers to take him in, only to be told the same thing from Bagheera. After being lost in the woods, kidnapped by monkeys, and assisting elephants Mowgli encounters Shere Khan after meeting a group of vultures. Mowgli is almost killed when Bagheera and Baloo come to his rescue. After setting the forest on fire, Shere Khan runs off into the woods where it is implied he dies. Mowgli decides to go back to the wolves with Bagheera and Baloo. However, a young girl catches his eye at the man village with him choosing to go there.

Walt Disney’s name still appears fifty years after his death on movies, television, and music. Sadly, the last piece he ever worked on was the 1967 masterpiece The Jungle Book. Even though he passed away on December 15, 1966, he is still beloved by all.


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