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Music in Disney's Animated FeaturesSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Jungle Book$
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James Bohn

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781496812148

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496812148.001.0001

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The Sword in the Stone and the Jungle Book

The Sword in the Stone and the Jungle Book

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(p.175) Chapter 9 The Sword in the Stone and the Jungle Book
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Music in Disney's Animated Features
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James Bohn

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496812148.003.0010

The Sword in the Stone and The Jungle Book were the last two animated features to be produced under the supervision of Walt Disney. They were also the first two animated films that included songs written by the Sherman Brothers. Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman were born into a songwriting family and found their first string of successes writing songs for Mouseketeer Annette Funicello. The chapter covers the use of Jazz in “The Bare Necessities” and “I Wan’na Be Like You.” “My Own Home,” which is equal parts work song, lullaby, and siren song, is contextualized in terms of the main theme of The Jungle Book.

Keywords:   The Sword in the Stone, The Jungle Book, Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, “My Own Home”

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