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The Jungle Book (1967)

The Jungle Book (1967)


Starring the voice of
Phil Harris
Sebastian Cabot
Louis Prima
George Sanders

Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman

The last animated movie produced by Walt Disney also ranks as one of the best animated production from the mouse house.
The movie has it all, songs, comedy, action, drama and love. What is there not to like in watching this animated feature?

You can watch it now (based on that fact you have seen it as a child) and still find yourself singing along.
The animated feature had songs that are forever easy to remember and sing to. The movie’s transition to song and then back to the story at hand is flawless. The songs were like pointers to what is happening or going to happen.
Walt Disney’s adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s book of the same name is so good that a live adaptation done in 2016 of this 1967 adaptation was met with positive reviews. The Jungle Book (2016) also featured the same songs and following a near similar path in the story like the 1967 adaption. It was a box office hit.

Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book tells the tale of a young boy named Mowgli. Mowgli is an orphan who was raised by wolves.
As the movie’s tale goes, Bagheera a black panther found Mowgli and gave him to a wolf mother to be raised as one of her cubs.

Still a young boy, Mowgli has become accustomed to life in the jungle. When his life was threatened by Shere Khan, a man-eating Bengal tiger.

It was decided that Mowgli must be taken to the Man-Village for his own safety. Bagheera volunteered to be the one to take him back.
This journey of taking a reluctant Mowgli to the Man-Village took us on the path that led to us watching him almost eating by Kaa an Indian Python. We met Baloo a sloth bear who is all fun and no bite. Baloo is against Mowgli going to the Man-Village believing he can take care of him here in the jungle.

We also get to meet King Louie, Louie is an orangutan and leader of the primates who wants to be able to make fire and believes Mowgli knows how.

Mowgli also encounters other animals and the movie had enough fun time to keep you glued. Fit for any time of the week with the family, The Jungle Book from Disney is to me the best adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s book.

The live adaptation will be getting a second part. The success of the first has made Disney consider doing a second.

The animation a masterpiece and a huge box office hit for Disney making over $300 million from a $4 million budget and a massive impressive taking from Home video sales.


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