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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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Larry Clemmons (story), Ralph Wright (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 Lord Tim Hudson ... Vulture (voice)
John Abbott ... 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 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 and stay there Written by garykmcd

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Plot Keywords:

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

Taglines:

A Swingin' Safari of Laughs See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Disney DVD site | Trailer

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El libro de la selva See more »

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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

Goofs

When Baloo and Bagheera enter the ruined city to rescue Mowgli, Baloo opens a door which hits Bagheera in the face, giving him a black eye (we see it a couple of shots later when he looks out from behind the door). Moments after that when Bagheera physically tries to retrieve Mowgli, the black eye is gone, only to reappear after all three of them have escaped the city. 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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Soundtracks

The Bare Necessities (Reprise)
(1967)
Written by Terry Gilkyson
Performed by Phil Harris and Sebastian Cabot (uncredited)
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Compulsory viewing
8 September 2006 | by sam-wilsonSee all my reviews

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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