The boy Mowgli makes his way to the man-village with Bagheera, the wise panther. Along the way he meets jazzy King Louie, the hypnotic snake Kaa and the lovable, happy-go-lucky bear Baloo, who teaches Mowgli "The Bare Necessities" of life and the true meaning of friendship.
|Release Date||:||October 17, 1967|
|Genres||:||Family, Animation, Adventure|
|Production Company||:||Walt Disney Pictures|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Wolfgang Reitherman, Don Griffith, Basil Davidovich, Tom Codrick, Dale Barnhart, Sylvia Roemer|
|Writers||:||Rudyard Kipling, Larry Clemmons, Ralph Wright, Ken Anderson, Vance Gerry|
|Casts||:||Bruce Reitherman, Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, Louis Prima, George Sanders, Sterling Holloway, J. Pat O'Malley, Verna Felton, Clint Howard, Chad Stuart, Lord Tim Hudson, John Abbott, Ben Wright, Darleen Carr|
|Plot Keywords||:||indian lead, narration, human animal relationship, musical, feral child, jungle, talking animal, anthropomorphism, orphan, disney, animal lead, walt disney|
I grew up on this animation, and all I can say is that no classical animation-style Disney movie till date, not Lion King, Pocahontas, Hunchback of Notre Dame or any other that you can think of comes THIS close as to compare itself with this all-time classic.
A brilliant combination of wonderful voices, magnificent characters, songs that will keep you humming for weeks this is certainly the peek of animation storytelling. It doesn't get any better than this.
I give this one 10/10 without a second thought.