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Rudyard Kipling [1]

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Born:December 30, 1865
Died:January 18, 1936 (70)
Filmography Rating:7.00 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.60 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.50 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:85.00%
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The Jungle Book [1967](102) => Novel [inspired by]

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The Jungle Book [1967]
  • Disappointed by the muted reception to The Sword in the Stone, Walt Disney was determined to come back with a universally well-regarded film. He told his animation crew to "throw away" Rudyard Kipling's book "The Jungle Book" because the original concept storyboards were too dark and dramatic. During pre-production, Disney assigned animator Larry Clemmons to head story development on the project. He gave Clemmons a copy of "The Jungle Book" and told him, "The first thing I want you to do is not read it."
  • According to [?] Elsie Kipling Baimbridge, Rudyard Kipling's daughter, "Mowgli" is pronounced "MAU-glee" (first syllable rhymes with cow), not "MOH-glee" (first syllable rhymes with go). She reportedly never forgave Walt Disney for the gaffe.
    Quotes From/About Rudyard Kipling
    Rudyard KiplingI never made a mistake in my life; at least, never one that I couldn't explain away afterwards.