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Disney's The Jungle Book Title

Premiere Date:
October 18, 1967

Running Time:
78 Minutes

Rated: G

STORY LINE

A human boy, Mowgli, is raised in the jungle by wolves until it is deemed unsafe for him to stay because of the tiger, Shere Khan, vowed to kill the man cub. Bagheera, the panther, is selected to accompany Mowgli to the Man Village. Meeting Baloo the bear, Mowgli wants to stay in the jungle forever. But after an encounter with King Louise of the Apes, who wants to discover the secrets of Man's Red Fire, is pressed to return to the Man Village by Baloo and Bagheera, Mowgli runs away deep into the jungle. Alone, he meets Shere Khan, but only after the last-minute intervention of his friends does he manage to defeat the tiger. Soon after, Mowgli meets a young girl from the Man Village and willingly returns to civilization.

CAST

CHARACTER

VOICE TALENT

Mowgli 

Bruce Reitherman

Baloo

Phil Harris

Bagheera

Sebastian Cabot

 King Louie

Louis Prima

Kaa

Sterling Holloway

 Col. Hathi

J. Pat O'Malley

Shere Khan

George Sanders

 Elephants

Verna Felton
Clint Howard

Vultures

Chad Stuart
Lord Tim Hudson

Wolves

John Abbott
Ben Wright

The Girl

Darleen Carr

CREW

Inspired by the Rudyard Kipling "Mowgli" Stories.

DIRECTOR

Wolfgang Reitherman

 PRODUCER

Walt Disney

 STORY

Larry Clemmons
Ralph Wright
Ken Anderson
Vance Gerry

 DIRECTING ANIMATORS

Milt Kahl
Ollie Johnston
Frank Thomas
John Lounsbery

CHARACTER ANIMATORS

Hal King
Eric Cleworth
Eric Larson
Fred Hellmich
Walt Stanchfield
John Ewing
Dick Lucas

EFFECTS ANIMATION

Dan MacManus

 LAYOUT

Don Griffith
Basil Davidovich
Tom Codrick
Dale Barnhart
Sylvia Roemer

BACKGROUND STYLING

Al Dempster

 BACKGROUND

Bill Layne
Ralph Hulett
Art Riley
Thelma Witmer
Frank Armitage

 PRODUCTION MANAGER

Don Duckwall

SOUND

Robert O. Cook

FILM EDITORS

Evelyn Kennedy

MUSIC EDITOR 

Evelyn Kennedy

 MUSIC

George Bruns

ORCHESTRATION

Walter Sheets

SONGS

Terry Gilkyson
Robert B. and
Richard M. Sherman

 "THE BARE NECESSITIES"

Written by Terry Gilkyson
Sung by Phil Harris

SUPERVISING ANIMATOR, Shere Khan

Ken Anderson

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera, Shere Khan, King Louie, Kaa,  
Col. Hathi and Elephants, Vultures, Wolves, The Girl

SONGS

"The Bare Necessities", "I Wanne Be Like You", "Trust In Me", "My Own Home", "That's What Friends Are For",
"Colonel Hathi's March"

Disney's The Jungle Book Home Video

Disney's The Jungle Book DVD

N/A

Disney's The Jungle Book Soundtrack

Disney's The Jungle Book Soundtrack

 Home Video

Disney's Platinum Collection
Fall 200?

 DVD

Disney's Platinum Collection
Fall 200?

LaserDisc

Soundtrack

(Order)

FAN SITE LINKS

No Links Found

SPIN-OFFS

Disney's "The Jungle Book 2"

"The Jungle Book 2:
Return to the Jungle"
Theater Sequel
Released: February 14, 2003
Voice Talent: John Goodman as Baloo; Haley Joel Osment as Mowgli

 "Baloo's Dressing Room":
special Fantasyland attraction at Disneyland until replaced by Toontown; open from March 15 to September 8, 1991.

"Colonel Hathi's Pizza Outpost":
restaurant in Adventureland at Disneyland Paris,
opened in April 1994.

"Jungle Book, The: A Lesson in Accepting Change":
an educational film, released in September 1981.

 "Jungle Book Reunion, The":
a syndicated television special, aired on July 19, 1990.

 "Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling's The":
a live action version of "The Jungle Book", starring Jason Scott Lee.

"Tale Spin":
an animated television series; premiered on May 5, 1990, on The Disney Channel and syndicated beginning September 10, 1990 and ending September 2, 1994.

TRIVIA

"The Jungle Book" was the last film Walt Disney personal supervised.

 The film became one of Disney's all-time box office winners.

 The film was re-released in theaters in 1978, 1984, and 1990. Released on video in 1991, 1997, and 1999; DVD in 1999.

Nominated for an Academy Award for best song,
"The Bare Necessities".

GALLERY

Disney's The Jungle Book Movie Poster