The Jungle Book

Last Updated on: January 20th, 2024

The Jungle Book (1967 Animated Movie)

“The Jungle Book” is a classic animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Productions. It was released in 1967 and is based on Rudyard Kipling’s collection of stories of the same name. The film follows the adventures of Mowgli, a young boy who was raised by wolves in the jungle of India.

After Shere Khan, a ferocious tiger, threatens to harm Mowgli, he is persuaded to leave the jungle and return to the human village for his safety. Along the way, Mowgli encounters various memorable characters, including Bagheera the panther, Baloo the bear, and Kaa the python, who either help or hinder him in his journey.

“The Jungle Book” is known for its catchy musical numbers, including “The Bare Necessities” and “I Wanna Be Like You,” which have become iconic Disney songs. The film’s animation, humor, and heartwarming story have made it a beloved classic for generations of audiences worldwide.

With its success at the box office and critical acclaim, “The Jungle Book” solidified its place in Disney’s animated classics and remains one of the most beloved films in the Disney canon. Its popularity has also led to several adaptations and remakes over the years, including a live-action/CGI version released in 2016. However, the 1967 animated version remains a timeless masterpiece cherished by audiences of all ages.

Fun Facts

  • The Jungle Book is based on Rudyard Kipling’s book of the same title.
  • The Jungle Book was the last movie produced by Walt Disney.
  • Walt Disney died during the production of this film.
  • Disney has released two live-action remakes of The Jungle Book. on in 1994 and another in 2016.
  • The Jungle Book was re-released to theaters three times after its initial run.

Additional Details

  • Movie Studio:
  • Year Released: 1967
  • Type of Movie: Animated
  • Box Office: $205.8 million
  • Awards: Nominated Academy Award
  • IMDB Link


  • Bruce Reitherman: Mowgli
  • Phil Harris: Baloo
  • Sebastian Cabot: Bagheera
  • Louis Prima: King Louie
  • George Sanders: Shere Khan
  • Sterling Holloway: Kaa
  • Pat O’Malley: Colonel Hathi
  • Verna Felton: Winifred
  • Clint Howard: Junior
  • Chad Stuart: Flaps the Vulture
  • Lord Tim Hudson: Dizzie the Vulture
  • John Abbott: Akela the Indian wolf
  • Ben Wright: Rama the Father Wolf
  • Darleen Carr: the human Girl
  • Leo De Lyon: Flunkey the Langur
  • Hal Smith: The Slob Elephant
  • Ralph Wright: The Gloomy Elephant
  • Digby Wolfe: Ziggy the Vulture
  • Bill Skiles and Pete Henderson: Monkeys


  • Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
  • Producer: Walt Disney
  • Music: George Bruns

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