Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library
Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library

After a theatrical re-issue on July 13, 1990, The Jungle Book was released on VHS on May 3, 1991. It was the first Walt Disney Classics title during the second generation of Walt Disney Home Video. The video lasted on sales until 1992.


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 (voiced by Sterling Holloway) and a be-boppin' 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!

VHS Supplements

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Newer copies of this video had the green warning screens.

Advertised on:

  1. Ducktales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (March 15, 1991)
  2. Robin Hood (July 12, 1991)
  3. The Brave Little Toaster (July 12, 1991)
  4. The Rescuers Down Under (September 20, 1991)

In Other Countries

Country of origin Release date
UK October 28, 1993
Australia November 26, 1993
Japan March 18, 1994
South Korea October 20, 1995

Television broadcasts

On May 3, 1992, The Jungle Book premiered on the Disney Channel at 7:00 p.m. More broadcasts continued through July 25, 1992.




The Jungle Book (1967) Teaser (VHS Capture)


Preceded by
Peter Pan (1990 VHS)
The Jungle Book (1991 VHS) Succeeded by
Robin Hood (1991-1999 VHS)