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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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Elephant (voice)
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Vulture (voice)
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Darleen Carr ...
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Storyline

Disney animation inspired by Rudyard Kiplings "Mowgli" story. Mowgli is a boy who has been raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. When the wolves hear that the fierce tiger, Shere Kahn, is nearby, they decide to send Mowgli to a local "man tribe". On his way to the village, Mowgli meets many animal characters in this musical tale. When Shere Kahn learns of Mowgli's presence, he tracks him down. Written by Rob Hartill

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jungle | tiger | bear | panther | 19th century | See more »

Taglines:

Meet Mowgli, the man cub. Baloo thinks he'll make a darn good bear. Shere Khan thinks he'll make a darn good meal. [1978 re-release] See more »


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Release Date:

7 December 1967 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

El libro de la selva  »

Box Office

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$141,843,612 (USA)
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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Two items which have surfaced just after Robert B. Sherman's death, March 5, 2012: 1. This was the 2nd to the last movie Walt Disney personally supervised. The last one was actually The Happiest Millionaire (1967). And Terry Gilkyson had apparently written a full score initially, but Walt Disney found it too dark, so at the last minute, he threw it away and asked the Sherman brothers to replace it with a more 'fun' score. However, "Bare Necessities" stayed on, at the insistence of others involved in this film, went on to be nominated for the Acadamy Award; and sort of inspired Elton John to wrote his "Hakuna Matata" (the same philosophy) for The Lion King (1994). See more »

Goofs

The story takes place in India, yet King Louie is an orangutan - they live in Borneo and Sumatra. See more »

Quotes

[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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Soundtracks

The Bare Necessities (Reprise)
(1967)
Written by Terry Gilkyson
Performed by Phil Harris and Sebastian Cabot (uncredited)
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User Reviews

Disney Simply At It's Best Ever! The Most Joyful Disney Film Created!
17 June 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Jungle Book is a great classic animation movie. It is famously known for being the last film that Walt Disney himself ever got to work on. He died while the film was in production, and sadly never got to see the outcome of the movie. The animation in this film is excellent, and the songs and performances are even better! Each character has something about him or her that makes you like them. The movie seems to be very cheery and happy. I remember watching this movie as a little kid, and I absolutely loved it! I give The Jungle Book a 10/10.


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