Here is another gorgeous visual development piece by the cranky, but enormously talented Walt Peregoy. As I said before, this type of jungle would have worked for The Jungle Book as well, but the other Walt (Disney) envisioned lighter, more airy backdrops for the characters. The production of this wonderful film saw two casualties: Story man Bill Peet and Walt Peregoy, who both left the studio in a huff, because of their artistic disagreements with where the movie was headed.
Peregoy has a way with blue/greens and a touch of purple. You can see a lot of that in The Sword in the Stone. And I love it!
Here is a previous post on Peregoy's Jungle Book: