THE JUNGLE BOOK (Theatrical Release USA 1967)

Ben Meyers’ Rating: 3.9|5.0 Starsììì 

The Jungle Book—not a lot of story to work with—manages to create a watchable movie due to the highly personable animated characters and the introduction of some terrific musical tunes with very good accompanying  lyrics.  While not a message movie, it manages to convey some outstanding philosophical ideas that are better to absorb early-on in life rather than later. The exceptionally well-animated movie uses dated technology that, in this case, audiences may find welcome. It’s a good addition to the family home video library. 

Film Poster Courtesy of Google Images 


A boy raised in the jungle is trying to be saved from  the predatory tiger, Sher Khan.  A black panther tries to take him to the man village to protect him. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Wolfgang Reitherman for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Walt Disney for making the film possible. Cast includes: Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, Bruce Rietherman, George Sanders, Sterling Holloway, Louis Prima, J. Pat O’Malley, Verna Felton, Clint Howard, Chad Stuart, Lord Tim Hudson, John Abbott, Ben Wright, and Darleen Carr, 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. Thin, linear storyline introduces some classic, unbeatable music. Cute watch that supersedes the  value of other remakes whether animated or live. 

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Ben Meyers 

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