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The Jungle Book (1967)

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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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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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

Gross:

$141,843,612 (USA)
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(RCA Sound Recording) (5.0) (L-R)

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(Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Col. Hathi mentions that he received the Victoria Cross for bravery above and beyond the call of duty. The Victoria Cross is the highest military decoration which is, or has been, awarded for "most conspicuous bravery, or some daring or pre-eminent act of valor or self-sacrifice, or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy" and is awarded to members of the armed forces of various Commonwealth countries, and previous British Empire territories. It takes precedence over all other orders, decorations and medals. See more »

Goofs

Shere Khan's stripes on his forehead are absent throughout the movie, but are visible during the extreme close up during his entrance. 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 is a reprise of "The Bear Necessities" at the very end of the film. See more »

Connections

Featured in DTV 'Doggone' Valentine (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wanna Be Like You (The Monkey Song)
(1967) (uncredited)
Words and Music by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Performed by Louis Prima, Phil Harris, and Bruce Reitherman
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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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