DISNEY LIMITED EDITION: MOWGLI'S NEIGHBORHOOD
ABOUT THE IMAGE: Inspired by Walt Disney’s 1967 film The Jungle Book and features Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera and Kaa.
ABOUT THE MEDIUM: Each piece is hand-numbered and embellished by the artist. Each piece also includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Jared Franco is an exclusively self-taught artist, who began drawing at the age of three. He has known ever since, that being an artist is the only creative outlet in life he desires. His grandfather created impeccable paintings of British and French history; this is unquestionably where Franco inherited his passion to paint. Initially, Franco favored drawing, he pulled inspiration from beloved painters such as Salvador Dali, Michelangelo, and da Vinci. as he formed a passion for surrealism. His artistic passion was put on a brief hold while he served in the US Army from 2006-2010. Upon returning from his deployment in Iraq, he picked up his paint brush, springing him forward onto his journey of becoming a fine artist. His artistic efforts focused on the fantasy genre, and of course, his long-time childhood love of Disney characters and storytelling. He dreamed of one day becoming a Disney artist and made that his greatest life goal. Now, a reality, he’s determined to create the most beautiful, classic Disney art, yet with a flare, which makes them only recognizable as a Jared Franco piece.
ABOUT THE FILM: The Jungle Book is a 1967 American animated musical comedy film produced by Walt Disney Productions. Based on Rudyard Kipling's 1894 book of the same name, it is the 19th Disney animated feature film. Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, it was the last film to be produced by Walt Disney, who died during its production. The plot follows Mowgli, a feral child raised in the Indian jungle by wolves, as his friends Bagheera, the panther, and Baloo, the bear, try to convince him to leave the jungle before the evil tiger Shere Khan arrives.
The Jungle Book was released on October 18, 1967, to positive reception, with acclaim for its soundtrack, featuring five songs by the Sherman Brothers and one by Gilkyson, The Bare Necessities. The film initially became Disney's second-highest-grossing animated film in the United States and Canada.