The age old classic, The Jungle Book, just got released on DVD this past week on February 11th. I remember as a girl this classic and specifically remember singing “The Bare Necessities“. Now, Hayley and Zane can experience this amazing classic of a movie. Don’t forget that Disney releases these DVDs out of the vault and once they are out of the stores, you will not be able to purchase them for quite some time. If you want to add this fabulous Disney DVD to your collections, be sure to do it today!
Film Synopsis: Now for the first time ever on Blu-ray with glorious digital high definition, Disney’s Jumpin’ Jungle Classic has never looked so lush or sounded so good! Beloved characters, swinging music and new behind-the-scenes bonus features make this Diamond Edition Blu-ray a must-have for every family’s classic collection!
Meet the most unforgettable characters and embark on a thrilling adventure with Mowgli as he journeys deep into the jungle and learns “The Bare Necessities” of life from happy-go-lucky Baloo the bear. Meet Bagheera, the wise old panther, and crazy King Louie, the orangutan. But watch out for the cunning tiger Shere Khan and Kaa, the ssssneakiest snake in the jungle!
Voice Talent: Phil Harris (Robin Hood, The Aristocats) as Baloo the Bear; Sebastian Cabot (The Sword and the Stone, Winnie the Pooh) as Bagheera the Panther; Bruce Reitherman (Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree) as Mowgli the Man Cub; George Sanders (All About Eve, Rebecca) as Shere Khan the Tiger; Sterling Halloway (The Aristocats, Alice in Wonderland) as Kaa the Snake; J. Pat O’Malley (Robin Hood, Mary Poppins) as Col. Hathi the Elephant/Buzzie; and Louis Prima (The Continental Twist Hey Boy! Hey Girl!) as King Louie of the Apes
Producer: Walt Disney
Director Wolfgang Reitherman (The Jungle Book, 101 Dalmatians, The Aristocats)
Writers: Larry Clemmons (The Fox and the Hound, Robin Hood, The Aristocats)
Ralph Wright (The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh, The Aristocats)
Ken Anderson (The Rescuers, The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh)
Vance Gerry (The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh, Robin Hood)
**Inspired by the Rudyard Kipling Mowgli Stories.
Music: Music by George Bruns, Songs by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman. “The Bare Necessities” by Terry Gilkyson.”
ll-New Blu-ray Introductions by Diane Disney Miller and Richard M. Sherman
Bonus Features: Alternate Ending – Mowgli and The Hunter
@DisneyAnimation: Sparking Creativity
Music, Memories & Mowgli: A Conversation with Richard M. Sherman, Diane
Disney Miller and Floyd Norman
Disney Intermission – Bear-E-Oke hosted by Baloo
Bear-E-Oke Sing A Long
I Wanna Be Like You – Hangin’ Out At Disney’s Animal Kingdom
DVD Bonus Features: All the Classic bonus features included in the original DVD release
Packaging: 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (BD + DVD + Digital Copy), DVD and Digital
Feature Run Time: 78-minutes
The Jungle Book is a classic that should not be missed! The kids had a blast being entertained by Mowgli, Baloo, and Shere Khan and all the famous songs including “Bare Necessities”, and “I Wanna Be Like You”. My husband and I also really enjoyed watching this film, almost as much as the kids. My little guy could not get enough out of all the animals in the movie and thought it was the “coolest movie to date”. That is out of the words of a 3 year old! Be sure to buy The Jungle Book today!
*I received this DVD from Disney. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*