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Jungle Book

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Tookey's Rating
7 /10
Average Rating
7.55 /10
Voices: George Sanders , Phil Harris , Louis Prima
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Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman
Written by: Larry Clemmons, Ralph Wright, Ken Anderson, Vance Gerry from Rudyard Kipling's book. Songs by Richard & Robert Sherman, Terry Gilkyson

Released: 1967
Origin: US
Length: 64


A small boy grows up in the jungle.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Disney’s engaging cartoon is only loosely adapted from Kipling’s “Just So” stories. Some of the characters (notably the Liverpudlian vultures) seem coarse and out of place. The ending, too, seems unduly schmaltzy and out of keeping with the rest of the film. But most of the time it is bounding with energy, sight gags and good humour. At least two of the songs - “The Bare Necessities” (which was Oscar-nominated) and “I Want To Be Like You” - are classics. It was the last cartoon which Disney himself completed, but it has a high-spiritedness as youthful as in his first animated features.
"I don't know, fellows. I guess I'm getting too old for animation.
(Walt Disney, upon seeing some rushes)

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