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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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Cast

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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 panthers. 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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The Jungle is JUMPIN'! See more »


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Release Date:

7 December 1967 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

El libro de la selva  »

Box Office

Gross:

$141,843,612 (USA)
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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording) (5.0) (L-R)

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(Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Bill Peet worked on the adaptation for over a year. See more »

Goofs

Colonel Hathi breaks his stick; in the next scene it is intact, then broken again. 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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bare Necessities
(1967)
Words and Music by Terry Gilkyson
Arranged by Van Dyke Parks (uncredited)
Performed by Phil Harris and Bruce Reitherman (uncredited)
Reprised later by Reitherman
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User Reviews

What racist overtones? Don't jump to conclusions....
5 October 2002 | by (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

It may interest readers of these reviews that the voice actor who played King Louie is not in fact black.

If you follow this helpful link right here at imdb ( http://us.imdb.com/Name?Prima,%20Louis ), you'd find that Louis Prima is in fact white, and was quite well known at the time for his musical repertoire, of which the song "I Wanna Be Like You" is a prime example. I don't think he was chosen for that role because of how 'black' he sounded, but rather for his musical abilities, and how that fit into the character of King Louie.

As with all the other voice actors chosen for this film, Walt Disney made perfect choices.... so much so that the film works perfectly: animation, voices and story all mesh together perfectly to make one of his best films, precisely because it *is* so simple, yet effective.

No need for fancy computer graphics here.


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