The Jungle Book (EOTWS)

End Of The Week Shorts #12.1 extract: The Jungle Book (1967)



Just like all the best Disney films, you can see it a million times, yet it will still hold up and somehow will not be torture - in fact, it'll be quite the opposite. 
What really struck me on this re-watch was the intricate manner in which music was stitched into almost every moment of the narrative, emphasising movements, emotions and keeping track of tone. Whilst a consistent score, not matter how good, will reduce the quality of a film for some, I think animated films like The Jungle Book act as a strong rebuttal to someone arguing for pure cinematics and an emphasis on the image alone. 
All in all, a classic that certainly deserves all the praise it gets and maybe one to re-watch with an ear to the score.

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