Film of the Day: The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Before Disney got a taste for reimagining its classic animations as live action and CGI-enhanced features, generations of kids grew up with this 1967 screen gem.

It’s not really Kipling but what the hell, this is as good as later Disney animations get – it boasts one of the best soundtracks of any of the studio’s catalogue – and some brilliant performances from the likes of Phil Harris (Baloo), Sebastian Cabot (Bagheera) George Sanders (Shere Khan)Sterling Louis Prima (King Louis) and director Wolfgang Reitherman’s son Bruce as the man cub, Mowgli.

Jungle Book Tuesday 1.15pm on Sky Cinema Disney HD.

©1967 – Walt Disney Studios