77x77_junglebook.jpgGearing up for the 40th Anniversary Platinum Edition DVD of Disney’s The Jungle Book (release date: October 2), Animation World Network reports that the El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. will host a two-week engagement of the animated classic from September 7 through 23, with a special opening night panel taking place on September 6. Panel guests scheduled to appear include voice actors Bruce Reitherman, Darlene Carr, Chad Stuart and Clint Howard, as well as songwriter Richard Sherman and current Disney animator Andreas Deja who was inspired to become an animator when he viewed The Jungle Book in its original 1967 release. The panel will be hosted by Disney producer Don Hahn.