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: October 18, 1967
DVD Release Date: February 11, 2014
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

TIME Magazine

The result is thoroughly delightful. The reasons for its success lie in Disney's own unfettered animal spirits, his ability to be childlike without being childish.

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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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James Plath
Family Home Theater

The plot and pacing may be nearly as lazy as the sloth bear Baloo (Phil Harris), but animators use that to their advantage, developing the characters so that even minor ones seem majorly entertaining.

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Howard Thompson
New York Times

Smple, uncluttered, straight-forward fun.

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Geoff Brown
Time Out

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

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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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Variety Staff
Variety

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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Andrew Collins
Radio Times

The period's feathery drawing style abounds, and an all-round warmth pervades.

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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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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
It is 1967, classics like "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," "Cinderella", and "Peter Pan" (to name a few) were things of the… More
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
Carlos Magalhćes
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