Best Disney films: The Jungle Book
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The Jungle Book


Time Out says

'I thought you were entertaining someone up there in your coils,' Shere Khan the Tiger purrs malevolently (with the unmistakable voice of George Sanders) as Kaa the Snake endeavours to squeeze Mowgli the Man Cub in his horrible clutches. This animated Disney feature based on Kipling, the last to be supervised by Big D himself, is chock-a-block with such shapely lines (with Baloo the dim-witted bear, voiced by Phil Harris, getting the best). It's also got 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.

Release Details

  • Duration:78 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Wolfgang Reitherman
  • Screenwriter:Larry Clemmons, Ralph Wright, Ken Anderson, Vance Gerry
  • Cast:
    • Phil Harris
    • Sebastian Cabot
    • Louis Prima
    • George Sanders
    • Sterling Holloway
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