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Image of the Day: Rikki Tikki Tavi

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Original production background layout created by Oscar Dufau and George Wheeler for the Chuck Jones 1975 animated television special, Rikki Tikki Tavi.   One of Rudyard Kipling's stories from his "The Jungle Book," Rikki Tikki Tavi tells the tale of a uncommonly courageous mongoose in Imperial India and the family who adopts it. 

Image of the Day: Sketchbook Page, Primates

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Chuck Jones always felt that you had to know how to draw animals in order to make your cartoon characters (human as well as other species) believable.  Here is a page from one of his sketchbooks (graphite on paper) filled with drawings and notes about primates.  His notes detail their behavioral habits as well as noting their physical characteristics.  He made good use of his study of primates in his television adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book story “Mowgli’s Brothers.”