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British Video (VHS) Poster - Single Sided - 23.5" x 33.75" (59.5 x 83.5 cm)

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  • The Jungle Book Video Movie Poster

    The Jungle Book

    £195.00

    “Meet Mowgli, the man cub. Baloo thinks he’ll make a darn good bear. Shere Khan thinks he’ll make a darn good meal”

    Walt Disney’s animated take on the “Mowgli Stories” of Rudyard Kipling “The Jungle Book”. Re-released many times after its 1967 premiere but it is the artwork from the posters produced since that are probably the best, and that’s certainly true of this 1993 video poster. Offered here is an original British one-sheet poster from 1993 – this was the first time this Disney classic was made available on a video release and to celebrate a totally new design was created. A magnificent, visual masterpiece of a poster as all the key characters make the perfect transfer from screen to paper. Beautiful design and artwork, bright bold colours that because of the high gloss finish, absolutely pop from the paper. Stunning animated action imagery featuring Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera, King Louie, Shere Khan, Kaa make for an impressive poster on every level. Originally rolled (as issued) this unrestored film poster presents superbly and is a fine example of rare and collectable original Disney memorabilia for a much loved classic. Undoubtedly one the best looking posters produced for a movie that is an integral part of modern pop culture.

    Trivia: The Vultures were originally going to be voiced by The Beatles. The band’s manager, Brian Epstein, approached the Disney studios about having The Beatles appear in the film, and Disney had his animators create the Vultures specifically to be voiced by the band. But when Epstein took the idea to the Beatles, John Lennon vetoed the idea, and told Epstein to tell Disney he should hire Elvis Presley  instead. The look of The Vultures, with their mop-top haircuts and Liverpool voices, are a homage to The Beatles; one bird’s voice and features are clearly based on George Harrison‘s. That’s What Friends Are For was originally to be done as a rock and roll song. When the Beatles departed the project, the song was rewritten as a barbershop quartet, to make it timeless.

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