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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.

Directors:

Wolfgang Reitherman, James Algar (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Larry Clemmons (story), Ralph Wright (story) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 3 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

One of the vultures is voiced by Chad Stuart who, with Jeremy Clyde, was half of the then hit British pop singing duo Chad and Jeremy, best known for "A Summer Song" which Chad also wrote. He is the one who wears glasses. Not surprisingly, he also does the vulture singing. 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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Crazy Credits

There are no end credits for this feature film. However, the credits are at the beginning. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojoUK: Top 10 British Disney Performances (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bare Necessities
(1967)
Words and Music by Terry Gilkyson
Arranged by Van Dyke Parks (uncredited)
Performed by Phil Harris and Bruce Reitherman (uncredited)
Reprised later by Reitherman
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Best animated feature of Disney's golden era - and what a killer soundtrack!
20 December 2013 | by gogoschka-1See all my reviews

There aren't many animated Disney films I don't like, basically every single one of them until the end of the seventies was amazing. But for me, this is the one which stands out.

Sadly, Disney himself never got to see the finished film (he died during the production), but this is one he would have been proud of. Crafted beautifully and with attention to every little detail, from the way the different animal species move to the colorful jungle backgrounds.

Wolfgang Reitherman has directed some of the studio's best - but here he has created his masterpiece. Outstanding animation, fantastic characters - and what a killer soundtrack.

A joy for every generation to discover anew (my 9-year old nephew currently has a bit of a Shere Khan fixation), I guess I will never outgrow this timeless classic. 10 out of 10.

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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:

$210,310,084
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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