The Jungle Book - Animated (1967)

7.61 h 18 min1967X-RayG
Join Mowgli on an adventure to learn "The Bare Necessities" of life.
Wolfgang Reitherman
Phil HarrisSebastian CabotBruce Reitherman
English [CC]
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George SandersSterling HollowayLouis Prima
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Vernon WilmerReviewed in the United States on October 19, 2016
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Limited Edition DVD has better aspect ratio
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Specifically in this "Limited Issue" DVD, you can see the entire 4:3 ratio of the film. It wasn't shot in widescreen, sometimes Disney would produce features in 4:3 and crop the top & bottom for widescreen theaters. The "Platinum Edition" does this widescreen cropping, and it is very noticeable that you're missing imagery from the top & bottom of the film (see attached photo comparison.) I own both editions now, since each has its own enjoyable features, but this is the only version where you can see the entire film.
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Katie HReviewed in the United States on January 20, 2017
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This is my favorite all time Disney movie. It's not boy gets girl. There's no princess. No fluff, just loveable characters that make you smile and catchy songs. I'm 53 years old and still watch it when I'm feeling blue. My granddaughter loves King Louie and we sing the songs together. My whole family gets a kick out of how much I love it.

I was recently very sick. While I was in the hospital and completely out of it, my six year old grandson brought me his Bagheera stuffed animal and put it in my bed so I wouldn't get lonely. My cup runneth over.

Disney, you make wonderful movies but the old ones are still the best!
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N.K.BeckleyReviewed in the United States on December 6, 2018
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This was always one of my favorite Disney Cartoons so when I saw it I went ahead and ordered it. I found out that it will not work in my DVD because I was told it was only played on a DVD owned by someone in China. There is not listing on the DVD saying that. Needless, to say I am a very upset customer. The one that should work in my DVD costs too much money since I am on a fixed income.
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REAL Modern MANReviewed in the United States on September 13, 2016
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The Jungle Book, one of Disney's ultimate classics, it has great characters, an awesome story and terrific animation. I'll admit it, I adore Disney movies, I could never choose just one Disney movie as my favorite, I love them all for so many different reasons. The Jungle Book is one of my fav's though, after buying the new release on DVD, I realized that I love this movie now more than ever. The reason that I think this movie is so wonderful is because of the characters, they just brought so much life to the story and really made this into a wonderful Disney classic.

Mowgli is found in a basket as a baby in the deep jungles. Bagheera, the panther who discovers the boy, promptly takes him to a wolf who has just had cubs. She raises him along with her own cubs and Mowgli soon becomes well acquainted to jungle life. Mowgli is shown ten years later, visiting the wolves and getting his face licked eagerly when he arrives. That night, when the wolf tribe learns that Shere Khan, a man-eating tiger, has returned to the jungle, they realize that Mowgli must be taken to the man village, to protect him and those around him. Bagheera volunteers to escort him back. They leave that very night, but Mowgli is determined to stay in the jungle and loses Bagheera. Kaa, the hungry python, hypnotizes Mowgli into a deep and peaceful sleep, traps him tightly in his coils, and tries to devour him, but comically fails. The next morning, Mowgli tries to join the elephant patrol. Bagheera finds Mowgli and they argue; Mowgli runs away from Bagheera. The boy soon meets up with the fun-loving bear Baloo, who shows Mowgli the fun of having a care-free life and promises not to take him to the man village. Mowgli now wants to stay in the jungle more than ever. Shere Khan is after Mawgli though and won't rest 'till he kills him.

Seriously, these are some of the most memorable characters in Disney history, we have Baloo, the care free party bear that just wants to have fun and only needs the "bear" necessities of life. Begheera, a panther, that we've all known this kind of person, the one that just wants to get down to business and get as much done as quickly as possible, the party pooper, but deep down still has that heart. And one of Disney's most memorable villains of all time, Shere Khan, voiced by George Sanders, classy, sassy, menacing and vicious, I wouldn't be surprised if he was Scar's inspiration(the lion villain in The Lion King). If you haven't seen The Jungle Book, just buy it, believe me, it's worth the money. It's a classic fun animated film that I will love forever, still to this day I will always sing along to Bear Necessities, it's a good time.
Author: Kristine ( from Chicago, Illinois
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Annie Van AukenReviewed in the United States on August 12, 2015
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"The jungle V.I.P."
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These clamshell-cased Disney videotapes are of fine quality.
They have Hi-Fi audio and are recorded at SP speed.
The ones I own are still working so many years later.

THE JUNGLE BOOK was the last movie that Walt Disney directly oversaw. The finished picture in no way resembles Rudyard Kipling's original story, as Disney felt this was too dark for a cartoon. With top notch songs like "The Bear Necessities" and "I Wanna Be Like You," talented performers and animation that was part Xerox, part hand drawn, "The Jungle Book" is a fitting career closer from the greatest name in family motion picture entertainment, Walt Disney.

This movie is also available on [[ASIN:B000OLGCI4 DVD]].

After "Jungle Book," the next Disney animated feature was [[ASIN:B000XUOIQ4 THE ARISTOCATS]] (1970).

Parenthetical number preceding title is a 1 to 10 IMDb viewer poll rating.

(7.6) The Jungle Book (1967) - voices of: Phil Harris/Sebastian Cabot/Louis Prima/George Sanders/Sterling Holloway/J. Pat O'Malley/Bruce Reitherman/Verna Felton/Clint Howard/Chad Stuart/Lord Tim Hudson/John Abbott/Ben Wright/Darleen Carr


The Beatles were to record voiceovers for "The Vultures," but conflicting schedules made it impossible.

The song "Trust in Me," originally called "Sands of Time," was almost used in [[ASIN:6304806469 MARY POPPINS]] (1964).

The elephant Winifred is the only female with dialogue.

According to Kipling's widow, the name "Mowgli" is actually pronounced "MAU-glee."

"Baloo" means "bear" in Hindi.
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buzzReviewed in the United States on July 19, 2019
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No digital code!
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Looks genuine but the digital code was blank. That was my main reason to purchase this.
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AndyReviewed in the United States on July 2, 2021
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I like ordering used items, but sometimes you never know what you will get. I ordered the Jungle Book (1967) DVD. I didn't realize I ordered Two-Disc 40th Anniversary Platinum Edition, as that was just a bonus. I just wanted the DVD movie. It was only $1.99 or so plus four dollars for shipping. I figured six dollars for a movie is a steal. There didn't appear to be many scratches on the disc, and the movie played flawlessly. I am very happy to add this movie to my collection. I haven't played the other disc yet, but I am sure it will be perfect, as well. I would highly recommend this seller to anyone who is hesitant about purchasing items from them!!!
Michael Patrick BoydReviewed in the United States on March 11, 2011
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Look for The Bare Necessities
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The Jungle Book is one hour and one hour and eighteen minutes and was released in theaters on October 18, 1967. This would be the last movie that Walt Disney personally oversaw. Basically the movie tells the story about a boy, Mowgli, who is raised by wolves in the jungles of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is ten years later and the tribe of wolves feels that the man cub must be sent to the human village because Shere Khan, a tiger, has return and they feel that they cannot protect the boy. Bagheera, a black leopard, offers to take the boy cub to the man village and that where the adventure begins. Mowgli does not want to live in the man village and wants to stay in the jungle.

Bagheera tries to explain to Mowgli, but he does not listen. Mowgli finds several different animals who would like to get closer to him for different reasons. Mowgli first meet Kaa, a giant Indian Python, and Kaa wants nothing more then to eat the child. Kaa fails in the two attempts when he is with the boy. Next he is met by Baloo, a sloth bear, and Baloo is a care free, fun loving bear who lives one day at a time. Baloo immediately takes a liking to Mowgli and wants to raise him a bear also. Later on in the movie Bagheera informs Baloo the truth as to why he can't raise him because of Shere Khan. While Mowgli and Baloo are enjoying life, Mowgli is kidnapped by a group of orangutans and is brought back to their leader - King Louie. King Louie wants the boy cub to teach on how to acquire the red flower (fire). King Louie plans are crushed when Baloo and Bagheera comes to rescue Mowgli. It is about ' into the movie that the main villain appears - Shere Khan. Shere Khan wants to kill the boy because he hates man and that includes women also. I will not go into how the story ends because of the criticism I have gotten in the past, but I will tell you that the movie had no ended and it was Walt Disney himself that came up with the ended himself.

The movie version of the Jungle Book differs greatly from the book version. In the book version there is no King Louie no vultures and the only resemblance to the book is the names used in the movie. Walt thought the book was too dark for children and instructed his animation department not to read the book. The Jungle Book was nominate for an Academy Award in 1967 for Best Song, The Bare Necessities, but lost out to Doctor Dolittle for Talk to the Animals. Gregory Peck tried to get the movie nominated and win for the Best Picture category, but the members of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Science felt that animation films did not belong in that category. It would not be until 1992 when Beauty and the Beast would be nominated for an Academy in the Best Picture category. The Jungle Book is a delightful movie for all ages and gets an AAAAA+++++.


Chapter Selection
1. Set Up
2. Spoken Languages
a. English
b. French
c. Spanish
3. Captions
4. Return To Film
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