Disney’s Nineteenth Animated Feature – 1967
But as one light goes out, another candle is lit, because this film marks the first film featuring the voice of Phil Harris, who gives a memorable, often improvised performance as Baloo the Bear, predating the improvisations of Robin Williams in Aladdin. Harris would go on to loom large in Disney’s next two features, as O’Malley in The Artistocats and Little John in Robin Hood, providing his own safe, virtually patented version of cool.
|These mop-topped, British vultures|
just miss suggesting The Beatles.
|King Louis (voiced by Louis Prima)|
swings with Mowgli.
|Mowgli meets his fate.|