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!
|1||Red warning screens (1984-1991)|
|2||Sneak preview of Beauty and the Beast|
|3||Walt Disney Home Video logo (1986) with voiceover|
|4||Video preview for The Rescuers Down Under|
|5||Walt Disney Classics logo|
|6||The Jungle Book|
Newer copies of this video had the green warning screens.
- Ducktales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (March 15, 1991)
- Robin Hood (July 12, 1991)
- The Brave Little Toaster (July 12, 1991)
- 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|
On May 3, 1992, The Jungle Book premiered on the Disney Channel at 7:00 p.m. More broadcasts continued through July 25, 1992.