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The Jungle Book (1967)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Family  |  7 December 1967 (Argentina)
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Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilization.


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Abandoned after an accident, baby Mowgli is taken and raised by a family of wolves. As the boy grows older, the wise panther Bagheera realizes he must be returned to his own kind in the nearby man-village. Baloo the bear however thinks differently taking the young Mowgli under his wing and teaching that living in the jungle is the best life there is. Bagheera realizes that Mowgli is in danger, particularly from Shere Khan the tiger who hates all people. When Baloo finally comes around, Mowgli runs off into the jungle where he survives a second encounter with Kaa the snake and finally, with Shere Khan. It's the sight of a pretty girl however that gets Mowgli to go the nearby man-village. Written by garykmcd

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He's been raised by wolves. Captured by apes. Hunted by a boy-eating tiger. And adopted by a bumbling bear named Baloo. Who'd have thought the jungle could be so much fun! [1984 re-release] See more »


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Release Date:

7 December 1967 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

El libro de la selva  »

Box Office


$141,843,612 (USA)

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Disappointed by the muted reception to The Sword in the Stone (1963), Walt Disney was determined to come back with a universally well-regarded film. He told his animation crew to "throw away" Rudyard Kipling's book "The Jungle Book" because the original concept storyboards were too dark and dramatic. During pre-production, Disney assigned animator Larry Clemmons to head story development on the project. He gave Clemmons a copy of "The Jungle Book" and told him, "The first thing I want you to do is not read it." See more »


During the "The Bare Necessities" song, Baloo is shown picking the fruit off Prickly Pear cacti - a type of plant that only grows in North America and nowhere near India. See more »


[first lines]
Bagheera: Many strange legends are told of these jungles of India, but none so strange as the story of a small boy named Mowgli. It all began when the silence of the jungle was broken by an unfamiliar sound.
[Sound of baby crying]
Bagheera: It was a sound like one never heard before in this part of the jungle. It was a man cub! Had I known how deeply I was to be involved, I would've obeyed my first impulse and walked away.
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Crazy Credits

There are no end credits for this feature film. However, the credits are at the beginning. See more »


Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: The Wicker Man (2014) See more »


Trust in Me (The Python's Song)
(1967) (uncredited)
Words and Music by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Performed by Sterling Holloway
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All-time classic
9 May 2002 | by (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) – See all my reviews

I grew up on this animation, and all I can say is that no classical animation-style Disney movie till date, not Lion King, Pocahontas, Hunchback of Notre Dame or any other that you can think of comes THIS close as to compare itself with this all-time classic.

A brilliant combination of wonderful voices, magnificent characters, songs that will keep you humming for weeks this is certainly the peek of animation storytelling. It doesn't get any better than this.

I give this one 10/10 without a second thought.

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