Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library


Snap your fingers, tap your toes and swing into the jazziest jungle of them all in Walt Disney's coolest Classic, The Jungle Book! This animated gem springs brilliantly to life when Mowgli (Bruce Reitherman), an orphan boy raised by wolves is encouraged by his animal friends to leave the jungle before the return of the fearsome man-eating tiger, Shere Khan (George Sanders). With Bagheera (his loyal panther friend voiced by Sebastian Cabot) at his side, Mowgli's journey back to the "man-village" begins. Along the way, he is befriended by a free-spirited bear named Baloo (Phil Harris), who rescues him from hilarious run-ins with some of the wildest Disney characters ever created-- eccentric elephants, a bewitching boa named Kaa (voiced by Sterling Holloway) and a be-bopping orangutan named King Louie (Louis Prima)! Through it all, it's lovable Baloo who teaches Mowgli the "Bare Necessities" of life and the true meaning of friendship. Filled with wonderful music and thrilling adventures, The Jungle Book is a swingin', singin', song-filled celebration you'll never forget!


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Production timeline

Release timeline

Format Country of origin Date
Original theatrical USA October 18, 1967[1]
Re-release USA June 9, 1978
Re-release #2 USA July 27, 1984
Re-release #3 USA July 13, 1990
VHS USA May 3, 1991
VHS re-release USA October 14, 1997
DVD USA December 7, 1999
DVD re-release USA October 2, 2007
Blu-ray USA February 11, 2014
Disney+ USA November 12, 2019





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  • After The Jungle Book premiered in theaters in 1967, all other films before it, along with The Aristocats and Robin Hood, got re-issues from 1969 to 1975.