Disney apes Walt Disney monkeyed around quite a bit in the 1960s with several simian-themed films. Cheeta plays Charlie the Chimp in 1962s outer space comedy Moon Pilot as the first ape to orbit the moon. Theres some simian business introduced in the 1964 Tommy Kirk-Annette Funicello comedy The Misadventures of Merlin Jones, but the antics of a chimp named Stanley play a significant part in the 1965 sequel, The Monkeys Uncle. Two years later, Disney released the comedy Monkeys, Go Home! with Dean Jones, Maurice Chevalier and Yvette Mimeux about a young American (played by Jones) who trains monkeys to pick olives at the French olive farm he has inherited from his late uncle. Needless to say, this isnt one of Disneys masterpieces. And later that year, the studio released the animated The Jungle Book, which features the voice of the great Louis Prima as the ultimate swinger, an orangutan named King Louie, who was not in the original Rudyard Kipling novel.