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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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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)
Vulture (voice)
Lord Tim Hudson ...
Vulture (voice)
Wolf (voice)
Wolf (voice)
The Girl (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Flunkey (uncredited) (voice)
Pete Henderson ...
Monkey (uncredited) (voice)
Bill Lee ...
Shere Khan / Elephant Soldier (uncredited) (singingVoice)
James MacDonald ...
Shere Khan's Roars / Bagheera's Roars (uncredited) (voice)
Monkeys (uncredited)
Bill Skiles ...
Monkey (uncredited) (voice)
Slob Elephant / Monkey (uncredited) (voice)
Digby Wolfe ...
Ziggy (uncredited) (voice)
Gloomy Elephant (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

Wolfgang Reitherman

Written by

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)

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)
Bernie Bonnicksen ... ink and paint (uncredited)
Dave Brain ... inbetweener (uncredited)
Mary Jane Cole ... ink and paint (uncredited)
Retta Davidson ... assistant animator (uncredited)
Milton Gray ... inbetween animator (uncredited)
Len Janson ... assistant 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)
Carmen Sanderson ... ink and paint (uncredited)
Dave Suding ... assistant animator (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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Plot Summary

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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Taglines 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 »
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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Le livre de la jungle (France)
  • Das Dschungelbuch (Germany)
  • El libro de la selva (Spain)
  • Jungleboek (Belgium, Flemish title)
  • Книга джунглiв (Ukraine)
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  • 78 min
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Box Office

Budget $4,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $7,708,029, 13 Jul 1990
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $64,000,000

Did You Know?

Trivia Walt Disney died during production of this film. Many people wondered at what the studio's fate would be, particularly the animation division. The film performed extremely well at the box office, ensuring that the animators would not be put out of work. Had the film failed, it is likely that animation would have been closed down at the Disney studio. See more »
Goofs The story takes place in India, yet King Louie is an orangutan - they live in Borneo and Sumatra. See more »
Movie Connections Edited from The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949). See more »
Soundtracks Colonel Hathi's March (The Elephant Song) See more »
Crazy Credits There are no end credits for this feature film. However, the credits are at the beginning. See more »
Quotes Mowgli: Oh, Baloo, I wanna stay with you.
Baloo: Certainly, you do.
Bagheera: Oh? And just how do you think he will survive?
Baloo: "How do you think he will... " What do you mean how do you think he... He's with me, ain't he? And I'll learn him all I know.
Bagheera: Oh? That shouldn't take too long.
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