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Release Date:
18 October 1967 (USA) See more »
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 »
Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilization. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Phil Harris ... Baloo the Bear (voice)

Sebastian Cabot ... Bagheera the Panther (voice)

Bruce Reitherman ... Mowgli the Man Cub (voice)

George Sanders ... Shere Khan the Tiger (voice)

Sterling Holloway ... Kaa the Snake (voice)

Louis Prima ... King Louie of the Apes (voice)

J. Pat O'Malley ... Col. Hathi the Elephant / Buzzie (voice)

Verna Felton ... Elephant (voice)

Clint Howard ... Elephant (voice)
Chad Stuart ... Vulture (voice)
Lord Tim Hudson ... Vulture (voice)

John Abbott ... Wolf (voice)

Ben Wright ... Wolf (voice)

Darleen Carr ... The Girl (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Candy Candido ... Shere Khan's roars / Bagheera's roars (voice) (uncredited)

Leo DeLyon ... Flunkey (voice) (uncredited)
Pete Henderson ... Monkey (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Lee ... Shere Khan / Elephant Soldier (singing voice) (uncredited)
Bill Skiles ... Monkey (voice) (uncredited)

Hal Smith ... Slob Elephant / Monkey (voice) (uncredited)
Digby Wolfe ... Ziggy (voice) (uncredited)

Ralph Wright ... Gloomy Elephant (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Wolfgang Reitherman 
Writing credits
Larry Clemmons (story) &
Ralph Wright (story) &
Ken Anderson (story) &
Vance Gerry (story)

Rudyard Kipling (inspired by the Mowgli stories)

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
George Bruns (music)
Film Editing by
Tom Acosta (film editor)
Norman Carlisle (film editor)
Production Management
Don A. Duckwall .... production manager (as Don Duckwall)
Sound Department
Robert O. Cook .... sound
Visual Effects by
Dan MacManus .... effects animator
Animation Department
Frank Armitage .... background artist
Dale Barnhart .... layout artist
Eric Cleworth .... character animator
Tom Codrick .... layout artist
Basil Davidovich .... layout artist
Al Dempster .... background stylist
John Ewing .... character animator
Don Griffith .... layout artist
Fred Hellmich .... character animator
Ralph Hulett .... background artist
Ollie Johnston .... directing animator
Milt Kahl .... directing animator
Hal King .... character animator
Eric Larson .... character animator
Bill Layne .... background artist
John Lounsbery .... directing animator
Dick N. Lucas .... character animator (as Dick Lucas)
Art Riley .... background artist
Sylvia Roemer .... layout artist
Walt Stanchfield .... character animator
Frank Thomas .... directing animator
Thelma Witmer .... background artist
Hal Ambro .... character animator (uncredited)
Milton Gray .... inbetween animator (uncredited)
Bill Keil .... character animator (uncredited)
Burny Mattinson .... story artist (uncredited)
Chuck Menville .... character animator (uncredited)
Floyd Norman .... story artist (uncredited)
Doris A. Plough .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Bob Richardson .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Editorial Department
April McMorris .... digital producer: restoration (uncredited)
Music Department
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Walter Sheets .... orchestrator
Richard M. Sherman .... songs
Robert B. Sherman .... songs
Ethmer Roten .... musician (uncredited)
Edmundo Santos .... lyrics: Spanish version (uncredited)
Other crew
Walt Disney .... presenter
Lorraine Thilman .... secretary (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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  • THX Ltd.  digital mastering: 1997 VHS & LD (as THX® LASERDISC: laserdisc)

Additional Details

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78 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.75 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Brazil:Livre | Canada:G | Denmark:A | Finland:K-7 (re-rating) | Finland:S (1977) | Finland:K-8 (1968) | France:Tous publics | Ireland:G | Mexico:A | Netherlands:AL (orginal rating) | Netherlands:6 (re-rating) | New Zealand:G | Norway:5 | Peru:Apt | Portugal:M/4 | Singapore:G | South Korea:All | Sweden:Btl (uncut) (1987) | Sweden:Btl (cut) (1968) | Switzerland:0 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:U | USA:Approved (PCA #21484) | USA:G (certificate #21484) (original rating) | West Germany:0

Did You Know?

According to Elsie Kipling Baimbridge, Rudyard Kipling's daughter, "Mowgli" is pronounced "MAU-glee" (first syllable rhymes with cow), not "MOH-glee" (first syllable rhymes with go). She reportedly never forgave Walt Disney for the gaffe.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Bagheera argues with Baloo, Bagheera incorrectly calls the monkeys "apes". Monkeys have tails and apes do not.See more »
[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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)See more »
Colonel Hathi's March (Reprise)See more »


Why is the movie entitled 'The Jungle Book' when there are no references to the original book in the movie?
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Compulsory viewing, 8 September 2006
Author: sam-wilson from Yorkshire, UK

In case you're wondering, I'm 25 and my favourite films of all time include Heat, Once Upon a Time in the West and Apocalypse Now. This is just a pointer to how, considering the film I'm writing about, eclectic a true film fan's taste has to be. I'll start with one statement: this film should be compulsory viewing for every child. If, at the end of this film, you're face is not permanently disfigured from smiling, there's something wrong with you. Everything about this film is enjoyable. The characters so loving, the songs so memorable; everything is so uplifting. I first saw this as a child and right then I loved it, but not until you reach a certain age do you realise how much a film can affect you. Every character has something about them that you cannot fail to love. Baloo and King Louie are obvious - they are there for light relief, but even the sinister Kaa the snake and Sheer Khan the tiger are lovable in their own ways. Mainly I put this down to the voice cast and the way they portray their characters. Everybody with a good knowledge of film knows that Tom Hanks was the voice of Woody in Toy Story and that Mike Myers was Shrek, but who knows who provided the voice of Baloo? It shouldn't matter and, as is the case with The Jungle Book, it doesn't. The characters are what is important. Character and plot are the only things that matter in great films and this film has that theory at its bedrock. If you have a child, sit them down to watch this and I guarantee they will be transfixed. I'm 25 and I make sure I watch this every 12 months. Age wise I'm an adult, but I'm still a child when I see this on screen, and that's the way it should be.

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