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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Meet KIPLING'S famous characters...the V.I.P.s of the Jungle! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The Vultures were originally going to be voiced by The Beatles. The band's manager, Brian Epstein, approached the Disney studios about having The Beatles appear in the film, and Disney had his animators create the Vultures specifically to be voiced by the band. But when Epstein took the idea to the Beatles, John Lennon vetoed the idea, and told Epstein to tell Disney he should hire Elvis Presley instead. The look of The Vultures, with their mop-top haircuts and Liverpool voices, are a homage to The Beatles; one bird's voice and features are clearly based on George Harrison's. When the Beatles departed the project, the song was rewritten as a barbershop quartet, to make it timeless. See more »

Goofs

King Louie shows three fingers instead of two when he tells Mowgli to have two bananas. 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 NCIS: Los Angeles: Reign Fall (2014) 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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Funny, Clever, a Disney great!
7 October 2002 | by lita11475See all my reviews

This movie is wonderful- don't let anyone convince you otherwise. The characters are memorable and a delight to watch, especially Sher Khan and Baloo the Bear. The songs, especially "I Wanna Be Like You" and the classic "Bare Necesseties" are fun to listen to, even as an adult. It is clear Walt Disney was a part of this project. I recommend it for all ages, kids will find it funny, and will fall in love with characters like the friendly Balloo, the worriesome panther Ballugha's parental instincts, and the hopelessly incompetent Kaa. Adults will find plot sweet, and the characters a joy to watch. Much better than anything Disney has made recently. 10/10

And Sher Khan is THE coolest Disney villain. Ever.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Jungle Book See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,291,670, 29 July 1984

Gross USA:

$141,843,612

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$205,843,612
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)| Dolby Stereo (1990 Re-Release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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