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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Baloo the Bear (voice)
... Bagheera the Panther (voice)
... Mowgli the Man Cub (voice)
... Shere Khan the Tiger (voice)
... Kaa the Snake (voice)
... King Louie of the Apes (voice)
... Col. Hathi the Elephant / Buzzie (voice)
... Elephant (voice)
... Elephant (voice)
Chad Stuart ... Vulture (voice)
Lord Tim Hudson ... Vulture (voice)
... Wolf (voice)
... Wolf (voice)
... 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 him 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 to the nearby man-village. Written by garykmcd

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jungle | bear | disney | wild child | india | See All (78) »

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Live it up in WALT DISNEY'S Jumpin-est...Swingin-est Cartoon Comedy! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 October 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El libro de la selva  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,291,670, 27 July 1984, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$141,843,612

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,000,000
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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

According to Richard M. Sherman the vulture's song (That's What Friends Are For) had a line which featured the word "hover". The plan was to have the singers pronounce it the same way as Walt Disney ("hoover"). Eventually, for unknown reasons, this line was removed. See more »

Goofs

Baloo asks Mowgli to scratch his left shoulder, however when Mowgli scratches him, he scratches his right. 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 »


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 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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