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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1978 - 29 July.6 August

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Category: Edition 1978

A family of wolves find a lost child near their cave and keep him as their own. He now becomes one of the wolves. When Akeelah, leader of the wolves, grows weak and old, evil Siberian tiger Shere Kahn attempts to win the wolves over to his side. But mowgli and his friends try to find out a way to scare the tiger off.

Category Official Competition
Section Official Competition
Tipology Animation, Short Film
Duration 27'
Production Year 1976
Nationality USA
Directed by Chuck Jones
Co-directors Hal Ambro
Screenplay Chuck Jones
Original Voices Roddy McDowall, June Foray

 regista Chuck JonesCHUCK JONES

Charles Martin "Chuck" Jones (Spokane, September 21, 1912) is an American film director and screenwriter, famous for his work on the animated shorts series Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies for the Warner Bros Cartoons studio. He directed many of the shorts starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote and Beep Beep, Pepé Le Pew, Porky Pig and a slew of other Warner characters. Three of these short films (Pennelli, anger and fantasy, Just for you I sing and Dog at work) were later included in the National Film Registry. Among Jones's most famous works, the hunting trilogy composed of hunting season, rabbit hunting and ducks and rabbits (1951-1953) should be mentioned.
After his career at Warner Bros. ended in 1962, Jones founded Sib-Tower 12 Productions and began producing cartoons for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, including a new series of short films by Tom & Jerry and TV special The Grinch and the Christmas fairy tale !. He later founded his own studio, Chuck Jones Productions, which created several specials and worked periodically on Looney Tunes related works.
Film historian Leonard Maltin praised Jones' work at Warner Bros., MGM and Chuck Jones Productions. He also said that the "feud" that may have been between Jones and his colleague Bob Clampett was mainly because they were so different from each other. Chuck Jones' character styles were more controlled and calm, while Clampett's styles were crazy and extravagant.