“The Jungle Book: Making a Masterpiece” Book by Andreas Deja Releasing September 20th, 2022

Hi everyone!

Disney Legend Andreas Deja has a new book coming out, “Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book: Making a Masterpiece” in conjunction with The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. The book is scheduled to release September 20, 2022. “Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book: Making a Masterpiece” is “lavishly illustrated” and includes concept art, animation celluloids and animation drawings. This is one of many books I’m posting about today, it’s an exciting year for Disney fans who love books! Here is more information on the book from the publisher.

The ultimate collection of artworks, history, memorabilia, and behind-the-scenes anecdotes every fan of The Jungle Book, one of the Disney Studios’ most popular movies, will cherish.

Written by Disney Legend Andreas Deja and lavishly illustrated, Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book gathers original animation celluloids, animation drawings, and concept art—many of which have never been shown to the public—from the popular exhibition at The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.

Considered one of the finest and most influential Disney movie, The Jungle Book (1967) is the last animated film that Walt Disney personally produced with his signature vision and footprint. This curated collection explores the nuanced complexities and challenges that were overcome throughout the film’s development and production, such as the unique characters and their voice-actor counterparts, the application of cutting-edge animation techniques of the time, and the timeless, original songs by the Sherman Brothers and Terry Gilkyson. Dive into the impact of Walt’s passing on the Disney Studios and the everlasting legacy of the film throughout the world.

NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN ANIMATION: Includes original animation celluloids, animation drawings, and concept art from lead animators, most of which have never been seen by the public

HEARTWARMING BEHIND-THE SCENES-STORIES: Learn how lead animators Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas’s real-life friendship became the inspiration for the on-screen chemistry between the characters Mowgli and Baloo

EXPLORE THE HISTORY OF A BELOVED CLASSIC: Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book narrates the complexities faced during the film’s development and production as well as the use of new animation techniques at the time

WRITTEN BY A DISNEY LEGEND: Andreas Deja, named a Disney Legend in 2015, has designed and overseen the animation of countless animated Disney films including The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Hercules, and Lilo and Stitch

PERFECT GIFT: Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book is a must-have collectible gift for every Disney enthusiast and film historian in your life