The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book Blu-Ray DVD package arrived at our house on a day that I never imagined UPS would make it down our drive. Mr. SMSL and I were super excited when it arrived because we grew up watching The Jungle Book as kids. When Elizabeth saw that it arrived, her response was, “Sweet, The Jungle Book, that’s my movie!”. Score for a family night coming soon, but the next day was a snow day so we as a family got to enjoy it together. I would have to say that the previews had my attention as soon as they started, Sleeping Beauty followed by The Muppets Most Wanted and then of course Frozen!! I LOVE Disney and each new movie they release I just fall more and more in love with the new ones as well as the old classics. There of course were a few more, but I want to leave some element of surprise to this old classic!!
The voice talents of course were: Phil Harris (Robin Hood, The Aristocats) as Baloo the Bear; Sebastian Cabot (The Sword and the Stone, Winnie the Pooh) as Bagheera the Panther; Bruce Reitherman (Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree) as Mowgli the Man Cub; George Sanders (All About Eve, Rebecca) as Shere Khan the Tiger; Sterling Halloway (The Aristocats, Alice in Wonderland) as Kaa the Snake; J. Pat O’Malley (Robin Hood, Mary Poppins) as Col. Hathi the Elephant/Buzzie; and Louis Prima (The Continental Twist Hey Boy! Hey Girl!) as King Louie of the Apes.
Meet the most unforgettable characters and embark on a thrilling adventure with Mowgli as he journeys deep into the jungle and learns “The Bare Necessities” of life from happy-go-lucky Baloo the bear. Meet Bagheera, the wise old panther, and crazy King Louie, the orangutan. But watch out for the cunning tiger Shere Khan and Kaa, the ssssneakiest snake in the jungle!
Explore your family’s wild side as you venture into The Jungle Book for extraordinary adventures and a heartwarming tale that celebrates the true meaning of friendship. We absolutely had a great time watching this old classic. It was brighter in color as well as sounded amazing! But when it came to our favorite characters we of course had a three way tie. My favorite character is Bagherra followed by Baloo, Elizabeth’s was Baloo and Mr. SMSL of course loved King Louie!!
So make sure you pick up your copy of the Diamond Edition of The Jungle Book on February 11, 2014!! This would make the perfect Valentine’s Gift for kids and adults alike!!
Cruising Down the River