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The Jungle Book (1967)

story by Larry Clemmons, Ralph Wright, Ken Anderson and Vance Gerry, based on Rudyard Kipling's book with the same name written in 1894, is the nineteenth animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics and the last to be produced by Walt Disney, who died during its production.

The Jungle Book movie 1 - Man Cub The Jungle Book movie 1 Man Cub Ten times the rains have come and gone. And I often stopped by to see how Mowgli, the man-cub, was...
 
The Jungle Book movie 2 - Colonel Hathi Colonel Hathi Colonel Hathi: I'll have no man-cub in my jungle! Mowgli: It's not your jungle.
 
The Jungle Book movie 3 - Baloo Baloo It's Baloo! That shiftless stupid jungle bum...
 
The Jungle Book movie 4 - King Louie King Louie Have a banana, that you want to stay in the jungle...
 
The Jungle Book movie 5 - Mowgli Mowgli I'm not anymore, I'm a bear like you...
 
The Jungle Book movie 6 - Kaa Kaa I can see to it that you never have to leave this jungle...
 
The Jungle Book movie 7 - Buzzy, Flaps, Dizzy, Ziggy Buzzy, Flaps, Dizzy, Ziggy You're staying in the jungle...
 
The Jungle Book movie 8 - Bagheera Bagheera When great deeds are remembered in this jungle, one name will stand above all others...
 

Script


Story


Like the movie intro line "Many strange legends are told of these jungles of India. But none so strange as the story of a small boy named Mowgli. It all began when the silence of the jungle was broken by an unfamiliar sound. It was a sound like one never heard before in this part of the jungle. It was a man-cub.". Mowgli is found in a basket as an orphaned baby in the deep jungles of Madhya Pradesh, India. Bagheera, a serious black panther who discovers the boy, promptly takes him to a wolf (Rama) that has just had cubs. She raises him along with her own cubs and Mowgli soon becomes "favorite with all the young wolf cubs of the pack". Ten years later, the wolf tribe learns that Shere Khan, a Royal Bengal Tiger, has returned to the jungle, and Mowgli must be taken to the man village. Bagheera volunteers to escort him back. They leave that very night, but Mowgli is determined to stay in the jungle and loses Bagheera. The next morning, Mowgli tries to join the Indian elephant patrol led by Hathi. Bagheera finds Mowgli and they argue; Mowgli runs away from Bagheera. The boy soon meets up with the fun-loving bear Baloo (Bagheera about Baloo: "That shiftless, stupid jungle bum"), 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. Before long, Mowgli is caught by a gang of monkeys and taken to their leader, King Louie the orangutan, who makes a deal with Mowgli that if he tells him the secret of making fire like a human, then he will make it so he can stay in the jungle. However, since he was not raised by humans, Mowgli doesn't know how to make fire. Mowgli is rescued from King Louie by Bagheera and Baloo, but soon Mowgli runs away from them after Baloo realizes the man village is best for the boy. Kaa, a hungry Indian Python hypnotizes Mowgli into a deep and peaceful sleep, and tries to eat him, but thanks to the intervention of Shere Khan, Mowgli escapes. He encounters a group of solemn vultures and they say they'll be his friend. The vultures argue and continually sidetrack Mowgli with their pointless arguments. Shere Khan appears shortly after and challenges Mowgli to a fight, but when Baloo and Bagheera rush to the rescue; they manage to get rid of the ruthless tiger. Bagheera and Baloo take him to the edge of a man-village, but Mowgli is still hesitant to go in. His mind soon changes when a young girl from the village comes down by the riverside to fetch water. After noticing the boy, she "accidentally" drops her water pot, and Mowgli retrieves it for her and follows her into the man village. After Mowgli chooses to stay in the man village, Baloo and Bagheera decide to "Baggy, buddy, let's get back to where we belong."




Production


Produced by Walt Disney

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Original music by George Bruns
Film editing by Tom Acosta, Norman Carlisle
Production management by Don A. Duckwall
Sound department by Robert O. Cook
Visual effects by Dan MacManus
Animation Department: Frank Armitage,Dale Barnhart, Eric Cleworth, Tom Codrick, Basil Davidovich, Al Dempster, John Ewing, Don Griffith, Fred Hellmich, Ralph Hulett, Ollie Johnston, Milt Kahl, Hal King, Eric Larson, Bill Layne, John Lounsbery, Dick N. Lucas, Art Riley, Sylvia Roemer, Walt Stanchfield, Frank Thomas, Thelma Witmer, Milton Gray, Burny Mattinson, Floyd Norman
Editorial department by April McMorris
Music department: Terry Gilkyson, Evelyn Kennedy, Walter Sheets, Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman

Cast


Bruce Reitherman as Mowgli

Phil Harris as Baloo the Bear

Sebastian Cabot as Bagheera the Panther

George Sanders as Shere Khan the Tiger

Sterling Holloway as Kaa the Snake

Louis Prima as King Louie

J. Pat O'Malley as Col. Hathi, Buzzy

Verna Felton as Elephant

Clint Howard as Junior

Chad Stewart as Flaps

Lord Tim Hudson as Dizzy

John Abbott as Akela

Darleen Carr as Girl

Ben Wright as Rama

Leo DeLyon as Flunkey

Digby Wolfe as Ziggy





Quotes



Bagheera: Shere Khan has returned to this part of the jungle and he has sworn.


Ziggy: I've got it! Let's flap over to the east side of the jungle. They've always got a bit of action, a bit of a swingin' scene, all right.


Mowgli: Stay in the jungle? I sure do.
King Louie: Good. And ol' King Louie, Bop-boo do-bay doo-boo-do that's me, can fix it for you. Have two bananas Have we got a deal?
Mowgli: Yes, sir. I'll do anything to stay in the jungle.


Bagheera: This spot where Baloo fell will always be a hallowed place in the jungle, for there lies one of nature's noblest creatures.
Baloo: I wish my mother could have heard this.


Bagheera: So you can look out for yourself, can you? So you want to stay in the jungle, do you?
Mowgli: Yes, I want to stay in the jungle.


Winifred: Never mind. How would you like our boy lost and alone in the jungle?
Colonel Hathi: Our son? But Winifred, old girl, that's an entirely different matter.
 

Songs


Listen or download original The Jungle Book songs from soundtrack

The Bare Necessities

Colonel Hathi's March (The Elephant Song)

My Own Home

That's What Friends Are For (The Vulture Song)

Trust in Me (The Python's Song)

I Wanna Be Like You (The Monkey Song)

Pictures


Mowgli
Mowgli
Bagheera
Bagheera
Baloo
Baloo
King Louie
King Louie
Shere Khan
Shere Khan
Kaa
Kaa
Colonel Hathi
Colonel Hathi
Junior
Junior
Buzzie
Buzzie
Dizzie
Dizzie
Flaps
Flaps
Ziggy
Ziggy
Girl
Girl