7.6/10
121,023
133 user 118 critic

The Jungle Book (1967)

Approved | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 11 May 1967 (Chile)
Trailer
1:26 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $14.99 on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilization.

Writers:

(story), (story) | 3 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
245 ( 3)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Robin Hood (1973)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The story of the legendary outlaw is portrayed with the characters as humanoid animals.

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Stars: Brian Bedford, Phil Harris, Roger Miller
Peter Pan (1953)
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried
Bambi (1942)
Animation | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The story of a young deer growing up in the forest after his mother is shot by hunters.

Directors: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, and 5 more credits »
Stars: Hardie Albright, Stan Alexander, Bobette Audrey
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When a litter of Dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella de Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Rod Taylor, Betty Lou Gerson, J. Pat O'Malley
Pinocchio (1940)
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.

Directors: Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, and 5 more credits »
Stars: Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Mel Blanc
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A poor boy named Arthur learns the power of love, kindness, knowledge and bravery with the help of a wizard called Merlin in the path to become one of the most beloved kings in England history.

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Stars: Rickie Sorensen, Sebastian Cabot, Karl Swenson
Dumbo (1941)
Animation | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Ridiculed because of his enormous ears, a young circus elephant is assisted by a mouse to achieve his full potential.

Directors: Samuel Armstrong, Norman Ferguson, and 5 more credits »
Stars: Sterling Holloway, Edward Brophy, James Baskett
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown Mutt.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Peggy Lee
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs, but the queen learns of this and prepares to feed her a poison apple.

Directors: William Cottrell, David Hand, and 4 more credits »
Stars: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La Verne
Cinderella (1950)
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

When Cinderella's cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Ilene Woods, James MacDonald, Eleanor Audley
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies.

Director: Clyde Geronimi
Stars: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley
Adventure | Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Mowgli, missing the jungle and his old friends, runs away from the man village unaware of the danger he's in by going back to the wild.

Director: Steve Trenbirth
Stars: John Goodman, Haley Joel Osment, Tony Jay
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Bruce Reitherman ...
...
...
'Kaa' the Snake (voice)
...
...
...
Elephant (voice)
...
Elephant (voice)
Chad Stuart ...
Vulture (voice)
Lord Tim Hudson ...
Vulture (voice)
...
Wolf (voice)
Ben Wright ...
Wolf (voice)
Darleen Carr ...
The Girl (voice)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Jungle is JUMPIN'! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 May 1967 (Chile)  »

Also Known As:

El libro de la selva  »

Box Office

Gross:

$141,843,612 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

King Louie calls Mowgli "cousin." This is technically accurate as both humans and apes are primates. See more »

Goofs

Winifred Hathi's mate is apparently the only female elephant in her herd. In real life elephant herds mostly consist of females while males live alone once they reach adulthood though some males also live in 'bachelor' herds. 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.
See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Edited into Robin Hood (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

That's What Friends Are For (The Vulture Song)
(1967) (uncredited)
Words and Music by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Performed by Chad Stuart, Lord Tim Hudson, Digby Wolfe, J. Pat O'Malley, Bruce Reitherman and George Sanders (dubbed on the soundtrack by Bill Lee)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
BAGHEERA: "It's Not funny!" I agree (to an extent) but that is Not all I think of this film trusst me!
29 November 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

From the very first minute that Walt Disney conceived of "The Jungle Book" he promised for the sakes of general audiences that he'd absolutely Pile Rudyard Kipling's classic book with energetic, toe-tapping, show-stopping music and unforgettable crazy songs though many people around him had doubts for the original novel was apparently quite serious. Throughout his entire career he had proved so many critics and members of his crew wrong, that he Could enhance the familiar yet ageing qualities of the original tellings of many of the world's most beloved classic books by putting his own magical, musical, charming, ambitious nature into them and would then transfer his versions onto film. Not once had he failed to prove the world and the world's opinions wrong in all his life and "The Jungle Book" was no exception. It's got to be his own happiest, most carefree, most musical adventure movie to date! I haven't read the book yet because I don't even have it though I do have a shortened Ladybird book of it but I haven't read that so I can't judge any inaccuracies or changes to the story but I'm positive there are some alterations - all for the best, of course. I must say that Mowgli is quite rebellious here and impudent. He's always running away when things don't go his way, I've noticed he hits and threatens a lot of his friends and yet they still like him! Baloo is - as everyone sees him - so lovable and kind. For the first time in a Disney film, Sterling Holloway provides the voice for a villain - the murderous Kaa the python snake. For a happy-go-lucky cartoon, I think it's unpleasant how a bonkers snake could randomly get a little boy into his deadly coyles (at night at one point), hypnotize him and prepare to eat him! But at least Mowgli gets the last laugh by causing the python to have a knotted tail and shifting him off his tree. My favourite dance number has got to be with King Louis of the Apes in the ancient ruins ("I Wanna Be Like You") and how all the crazy dancing sends the ruins tumbling. My second favourite is "Bare Necessities". In my opinion, the part where the mildly poor comedy comes in most of all is with Colonol Haithi and his elephants and his whiny wife; poor Verna Felton had Winifred the elephant as her final role on film. Colonol Haithi is supposed to be a no-nonsense, snooty leader but my eyes (and ears come to think of it) tell me that he is just a totally absurd loud-mouth. If there is any character in this film who won't stand for any nonsense it's Bagheera! I know that all he really wants is for Mowgli to be safe and therefore return to the man-village but he was certainly a miserable old busybody after the King Louis scene. He had the cheek to break up that special bond between Mowgli and Baloo that so many people have grown to love! Charming! Recently, I bought the twin DVD release of the Platinum Edition of "The Jungle Book" from Woolworths and it was just amazing! Better than most Disney DVDs today (even though they're not bad themselves)


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why John Lenon hated Disney so much? patrick8828
The reason for sending Mowgli back to the Man Village was quite stupid SunnyTree
Theory pieter_bond
Who would you have cast as Raksha (Mother Wolf)? dbone828
Disney unfair to pythons tjklaehn
Why are there so many tickling scenes in this movie? iseemoviepeople
Discuss The Jungle Book (1967) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page