The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book
Review: Begheera the Panther stumbles on a baby in the wreck of a boat. Feeling sorry for the baby Begheera takes it to raised with the wolves. When the baby is ten years old Begheera thinks it is best to take it to a human village. Also Begheera has heard that Shere Khan the Tiger is after the little boy. One the way they meet Baloo the Bear. Begheera and Baloo find it hard to convince the boy to leave the jungle for human civilization. The three of them travel together.
Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Actors: Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, Louis Prima, George Sanders and Sterling Holloway
Year: 1967
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Family and Musical
Conclusion: 5/5
This is the final animated feature produced under the supervision of Walt Disney. He passed away during the production of this film. The story is loosely based on the tales of Rudyard Kipling. The voices of the cast are brilliant. Couldn’t have got better actors for the different characters. Great songs in this such as The Bare Necessities and I Wanna Be Like You. You will find yourself singing along to all the words. It is quite incredible that the drawings are so good as it is still so early on in the film industry and to produce something as such good quality. The vultures in this were originally going to be voiced by The Beatles but the band dropped out. This film grossed over $23.8 million worldwide just in its first release. The most important themes in this film are courage, coming of age, betrayal and family.  It doesn’t matter how old you are or how old the film is it is always a delight to watch. It is also a film that makes you feel warm inside. This will always be regarded as a classic film. Film Critic Barry Norman produced a list in The Radio Times at the start of 2012 of his 100 greatest films of all time and this was in the list.

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