Walt Disney’s animated feature “The Jungle Book” was released in 1967. Who doesn’t know this movie!
I can’t remember anymore how old I was when I saw it the first time, but it’s still my favorite animated feature.
The most popular scene in this movie is probably the monkey song, I great swing tune.
In 1966, Louis Prima was approached by Walt Disney to do an animated feature film for him. He became the voice of “King Louis,” the orangutan in “The Jungle Book”. The film was nominated for an Oscar and Louis received a gold album for the sound-track recording of the same.
I Wan’na Be Like You
While I was looking for the clip above on YouTube, I found rare footage of Louis Prima and the story behind the song:
Unfortunately, watching the embedded clip is disabled, so please follow this link to watch the footage.
The DVD “The Jungle Book (Two-Disc 40th Anniversary Platinum Edition) is available on Amazon.com.
Do you like this version? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!
Every Monday, I post a new “Song of the Week“.
You can find the songs also on my Spotify playlist or on 8tracks.
Song of the Week #117: “Shoot The Sherbert To Me Herbert” by Tommy Dorsey
Song of the Week #116: “Paramour” by Gordon Webster feat. Naomi Uyama
Song of the Week #115: “Five O’Clock Blues” by Jimmy Yancey
Song of the Week #114: “Smiles” by Benny Goodman Quartet
Song of the Week #113: “Ridin’ And Jivin’” by Earl Hines