It is one of the most popular stories from the Disney forge: “The Jungle Book” will soon be available in the museum. Curator is a German who made a career at Disney.

The Disney classic “The Jungle Book” is coming to the museum.

The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco (California) is dedicating its own show to the creation of the famous cartoon from 1967 – for the 55th anniversary – as the institution announced on Thursday. The German Disney artist Andreas Deja (65) is on board as curator of the exhibition “Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book: Making a Masterpiece”.

The Californian by choice, who comes from Dinslaken and was chief draftsman at Hollywood’s Disney Studios for 30 years, has collected more than 300 exhibits, including original drawings, models, posters and film clips. The exhibition runs from June 23 to January 8, 2023.

In the early 1960s, the Disney studio tackled the film adaptation of British author Rudyard Kipling’s (1865 – 1936) work about the human boy Mowgli, who grew up with wolves in the jungle. Walt Disney gave the fable, which was rather dark in the original, with characters such as Baloo the bear, Baghira the panther, Kaa the snake and Shir Khan the tiger, a much lighter tone. The animation legend died in 1966, a year before the film was released.