When Gregory Peck was the President of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Science, he tried his hardest to get a full-length animated feature film (most notably the The Jungle Book (1967)) not only nominated for Best Picture Academy Award but actually win the award. He resigned as President in 1970 when other members didn't agree with him about animated films being nominated for the award. It would be over 20 years later before the Academy would reconsider, allowing Beauty and the Beast (1991) to be nominated.
The Girl: [singing]
Father's hunting in the forest / Mother's cooking in the home / I must go to fetch the water / 'Til the day that I'm grown /'Til I'm grown, 'til I'm grown / I must go to fetch the water/ 'Til the day that I'm grown / Then I will have a handsome husband / And a daughter of my own / And I'll send her to fetch the water / I'll be cooking in the home / Then I'll send her to fetch the water / I'll be cooking in the home
Why is the movie entitled 'The Jungle Book' when there are no references to the original book in the movie?
Originally, storyman Bill Peet (who wrote One Hundred and One Dalmatians and The Sword in the Stone) decided to follow closely the dramatic, dark, and sinister tone of Kipling's book. However, Walt Disney resented Peet's treatment feeling it was too dark for family audiences, and urged for a lighter tone for the movie. After Peet's departure from the project, all references to Kipling's book in his treatment were subsequently dropped except for his characterizations, and replaced with comedic gags and emotional sequences.