• The Jungle Book (1967)

The Jungle Book

Release Date: 1967

DVD Release Date: December 7th, 1999

G |1 hr 18 min

Plot Summary

In this classic Walt Disney animation based on Rudyard Kipling's book, Mowgli, an abandoned child raised by wolves, has his peaceful existence threatened by the return of the man-eating tiger Shere Khan (George Sanders). Facing certain death, Mowgli must overcome his reluctance to leave his wolf family and return to the "man village." But he is not alone on his quest: Aided by Bagheera the panther, and later by the carefree bear Balloo (Phil Harris), he braves the jungle's many perils.

Cast: Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, Louis Prima, George Sanders, Sterling Holloway, J. Pat O'Malley, Bruce Reitherman, Verna Felton

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman

Genres: Children , Animated , Adventure

Production Co: Walt Disney Productions

Keywords: Growing up , Quest , Suspenseful , Playful , Endearing , Escape , Friendship

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Keith PhippsThe Dissolve

    Pokily paced for a 78-minute movie, The Jungle Book counts on winning characters and memorable songs to carry it along. That turns out to be a safe bet. show more

  • 100
    Ian NathanEmpire

    It's a slight tale, of course, and incredibly short, but the characters and songs are pretty much perfect viewing time and again. show more

  • 70
    Time Out

    Great knockabout visual gags, mercifully little cutey-poo sentiment, and reasonable songs, including The Bare Necessities. The animation has only the bare necessities, too, and the storyline is weak, but it doesn't seem to matter much. show more

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Awards

Nominated Music (Song)