The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book (1967)

The final animated feature produced under the supervision of Walt Disney is a lively neo-swing musical, loosely based upon the tales of Rudyard Kipling. The story takes place in a tropical jungle where people are conspicuously absent. But… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 11, 2014
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With expressive animation, fun characters, and catchy songs, The Jungle Book endures as a crowd-pleasing Disney classic.

Variety Staff

The standout song goes to Harris, a rhythmic 'Bare Necessities' extolling the value of a simple life and credited to Terry Gilkyson.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Here's yet another animated feature from Disney's mostly barren stretch between its two golden ages, a film that plays better in nostalgia-tinged memories than in the here-and-now.

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Keith Phipps
The Dissolve

Every one of the bunch is memorable, and each plays gracefully into the action of the film.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

A serious disappointment, recommended only for inveterate Disney fans and very young people.

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

Disney's grandniece recently cast aspersions on the picture, but I don't share her pessimism.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Disney had perhaps the clearest vision of any creative talent in Hollywood, and 'The Jungle Book' is the last project with which he was personally involved. Though he died before it hit theaters, he would have been proud of the final cut.

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Time Out

It's also got great knockabout visual gags, mercifully little cutey-poo sentiment, and reasonable songs.

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Dustin Putman

[Blu-ray Review] Looking and sounding like a million bucks (or more) and full of exhaustive bonus content new and vintage, the Blu-ray release of "The Jungle Book" is a must-own for anyone who loves animation, the Walt Disney studio, or film in general.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a sporadically entertaining yet hopelessly uneven bit of animated filmmaking.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
In his desire to make a universally well-received film, Walt Disney decided to play safe with this light-hearted and hugely entertaining delight that would… More
Bethany Murphy
A childhood favourite and a classic!
Daniel Mumby
Among all the meagre offerings of the Wolfgang Reitherman era, The Jungle Book is often held up as the exception to the general rule. Coming at a time when… More
Jim Careter
A childhood favorite
Alex roy
This is one of the Disney films that I used to watch several times as I was a kid. In fact it was a personal favorite of mine growing up, and is actually what I… More
Michael Edwards
the songs are great, the animation is great, the comedy is great, and the characters are great my favorite being Kaa the snake mainly for being voiced by the… More