For ONE NIGHT ONLY on Thursday, September 12, 2013, Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre celebrates “Throwback Thursday” and will be showing “The Jungle Book,” the 19th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. Originally released on October 18, 1967, “The Jungle Book” is the story about the feral child Mowgli from the book of the same name by Rudyard Kipling. Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman it was the last animated feature to be produced by Walt Disney, who died during its production.
All tickets for this special event are $10 each, and include a 46 oz. popcorn and 16 oz. fountain drink. All seats will be General Admission. Plus, all El Capitan Guests are invited to join in the fun of trivia to win prizes prior to the show!
Disney’s “The Jungle Book” is rated G. The film will screen on Thursday, September 12th at 7:00pm (Doors will open at6:30pm). Tickets are on sale now and available at the El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), online at www.elcapitantickets.com or by calling 800-DISNEY6. Commenting on the announcement, Lylle Breier, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Special Events for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, said, “Disney’s animated classic ‘The Jungle Book’ has been a favorite film for several generations of moviegoers and we’re thrilled to have an opportunity to show this heartfelt and hilarious film once again. We created “Throwback Thursday” as a way for all of our Facebook fans, and Disney fans everywhere, to enjoy a classic Disney film on the big screen in the best place possible – the El Capitan Theatre! We offer “Throwback Thursday” on one Thursday night at the end of a current film’s run. Facebook fans vote from a list of 10 classic Disney films and the winning film is shown in our historical El Capitan Theatre. It’s a great value at $10, which includes a general admission ticket, a 16 oz. fountain drink and 46 oz. popcorn. Plus there is always a raffle of free prizes to kick off the film. It’s the perfect way to revisit our rich catalog of Disney masterpieces, or discover one for the very first time.”
ABOUT THE MOVIE: Originally released in 1967, “The Jungle Book” was the last animated feature to be personally supervised by Walt Disney himself. Based on the classic Rudyard Kipling tales, the Disney story team and seasoned animators crafted a unique, music-filled version that follows the misadventures of a human boy named Mowgli, who is raised by wolves in the jungle.
When the vicious tiger Shere Khan vows to kill the “man cub,” it is deemed unsafe for the boy to remain and Bagheera the panther is chosen to accompany him on his journey back to civilization. Along the way, Mowgli meets the lovable “jungle bum” Baloo the bear who befriends him and teaches him the “bare necessities” of life. He also encounters the mad King Louie of the Apes, who yearns to be like the humans and discover the secret of man’s “red fire.” Mowgli also meets a pack of pachyderms, a hypnotic snake named Kaa, and a quartet of vocalizing vultures before his climactic confrontation with Shere Khan.
Richard and Robert Sherman wrote five songs for the film (“I Wanna Be Like You,” “Trust in Me,” “My Own Home,” “That’s What Friends Are For,” and “Colonel Hathi’s March,” while composer Terry Gilkyson provided the Oscar®-nominated tune, “Bare Necessities.” “The Jungle Book” boasts one of Disney’s greatest all-star vocal ensembles that included Phil Harris, Louis Prima, George Sanders, Sterling Holloway, Sebastian Cabot, and J. Pat O’Malley.