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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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'Kaa' the Snake (voice)
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Elephant (voice)
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Elephant (voice)
Chad Stuart ...
Vulture (voice)
Lord Tim Hudson ...
Vulture (voice)
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Wolf (voice)
Ben Wright ...
Wolf (voice)
Darleen Carr ...
The Girl (voice)
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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

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Meet KIPLING'S famous characters...the V.I.P.s of the Jungle! See more »


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Release Date:

7 December 1967 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

El libro de la selva  »

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

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Darleen Carr's last work with Disney Studios. See more »

Goofs

While Mowgli is fast asleep during Bagheera arguing with Baloo Bagheera incorrectly calls the monkeys 'apes' as apes have no tails while monkeys do though seeing how King Louie is an orangutan which is an ape Louie would not count. See more »

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[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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Referenced in Robin Hood (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

My Own Home (The Jungle Book Theme)
(1967) (uncredited)
Words and Music by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Performed by Darleen Carr
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Jungle Book - Classic Disney
7 November 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This has to be one of my favourite Disney movie, ahead of Lion King and Toy Story. I have very fond memories of this classic. Disney's movies these days lack the magic of classics like Jungle Book, 3 or 4 years they would be forgotten. Even the sequel of Jungle Book was woeful and tired and was an insult to the original.

This Disney movie had everything. Classic songs, my favourite is the Bare Nessecities, Memorable characters and a decent story.

The story of Jungle Book goes like this, Mowgli is abandoned by his Mother as a child and was brought up by Bagheera. Years pass and Mowgli is now a young boy when Bagheera hears that man hater Sher Khan is returning to the jungle. It is decided that the jungle is now unsafe and Mowgli must go to the city to live with his own people. Mowgli and Bagheera start their journey through the jungle where they meet Baloo, who can I say is my favourite character. Baloo refuses to let Mowgli return to the village but goes along with them anyway, cue lots of memorable songs and heaps of fun.

On their travels they bump into several interesting characters (Kaa, King Louie, Haathi etc). In the end what happens is Mowgli falls in love and leaves the jungle(please forgive me if I have missed anything). Pure Disney Gold that will live forever.


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