Monday, February 17, 2014

Disney's The Jungle Book Is Now on Bluray/DVD - Go Ape!

The Jungle Book is Now on Blu-Ray DVD!
Did you hear that Disney's 1967 classic The Jungle Book is now available on Blu-Ray/DVD Diamond Edition?  Sing along and enjoy the tale inspired by Rudyard Kipling's book of the same name!  See Mowgli the boy adopted by animals, fun-loving Baloo the bear, Bagheera the learned old panther, King Louie the wild orangutan, scheming Shere Khan the Bengal tiger, and crafty Kaa the python!
Original The Jungle Book Concept Art
The Jungle Book Movie Synopsis:
Baby Mowgli is found in the Indian jungles by Bagheera, a black panther.  She quickly takes him to a mother wolf, who raises him along with her newborn cubs for the first 10 years of his life.  

But the tranquility is shattered when the wolf tribe learns that Shere Khan, a man-eating tiger has returned to the jungle.  It is then that Mowgli must be taken to the human village for his own safety and protection.  Bagheera the panther promises to escort him back--although Mowgli wants to live in the jungle forever.
On their travels back to the village, what ensues is Mowgli getting hypnotized by Kaa the python and almost eaten!  Luckily, Bagheera sees what has happened and saves Mowgli's life.  Mowgli then attempts to join an elephant patrol led by Colonel Hathi and his wife Winifred.  Mowgli is left on his own, and meets happy-go-lucky Baloo the bear--who promises to raise Mowgli as his son, and not to take him back to the human village.     

But Baloo is outwitted by a renegade of monkeys, and Mowgli is kidnapped!  The monkeys take Mowgli to their orangutan leader, King Louie.  Mowgli is again promised he can stay in the jungle if he tells King Louie how to make fire.  Bagheera the panther reappears and explains to Mowgli that as long as Shere Khan roams free, he will never be safe in the jungle.  Baloo concurs, but Mowgli runs away because of his broken promise to raise him in the jungle.
Baloo the Bear & King Louie Go "Ape"
A search patrol is quickly put together by Bagheera to find Mowgli, as Baloo searches on foot.  Colonel Hathi the elephant and his herd help out, but Shere Khan the tiger has overheard Bagheera and Hathi's conversation!  Shere Khan now makes it his mission to hunt and eat Mowgli!  So the plot thickens!
Shere Khan the Man-Eating Tiger Hunts Mowgli the Boy
Once again Mowgli encounters Kaa the python, who hypnotizes Mowgli again with the intention of eating him.  Shere Khan unknowingly intervenes in Kaa's business, and Mowgli once again escapes from Kaa--and also Shere Khan.  

Next, Mowgli meets a group of friendly vultures who agree to be his friends.  However, Shere Khan appears and scares off the vultures--and goes head-to-head with poor Mowgli.  Luckily, Baloo the bear races to Mowgli's rescue--but the bear is hurt.  The vultures stir things up by swooping down on Share Khan and causing a distraction.  Mowgli thinks fast and ties flaming branches (caused by a lightning storm) to Shere Khan's tail.  Shere Khan runs off in terror, as fire is his only fear.
Baloo the Bear, Mowgli the Boy, and Bagheera the Panther 
Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther take Mowgli to the outskirts of the human village, although Mowgli still does not want to go.  However, Mowgli quickly changes his mind when he sees a beautiful young village girl doing errands by the river.  The girl notices Mowgli and likes him too, so Mowgli happily follows her into the human village.  Once Mowgli has chosen to remain in the human village, Bagheera and Baloo head back to the jungle, feeling happy that Mowgli is now safe among the humans.
The Jungle Book Merchandise at The Disney Store!
Disney's The Jungle Book is now on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and available in stores everywhere!  It is a great family film about friendship and the ties that make us a family, and features wonderful music that the kids will go "ape" over!  If you are a die-hard fan of The Jungle Book, I even spied some great licenced merchandise from The Disney Store like stuffed animals, pajamas, shirts, water bottles and small collectible toys!

Watch a movie clip of The Jungle Book, below!  Song is "The Bear Necessities".  (VIDEO)


Have you ever seen Disney's The Jungle Book?  Do you think that your kids or grandkids would love to watch this classic Disney movie with you?

29 comments:

  1. forget the kids.. i like this book and movie.. Although my kids did like it also.

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  2. I have seen Jungle Book many times. It was one of my favorites. I think it's probably time for me to buy it for my son and daughter :) I think they will love it.

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  3. I am so excited for this to come out! I LOVED this movie when I was younger and can't wait to pick this one up for my little ones!

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  4. Oh my goodness the Jungle Book used to be my FAVORITE movie when I was younger. I still love to watch it, even as an adult. It truly is a great film!

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  5. We love The Jungle Book! How awesome that its on Blu-Ray now!

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  6. I remember this book!
    The kids would love to see the DVD!

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  7. We just got this movie too! It was the first time my kids had seen it! They loved it!

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  8. I haven't seen this movie since I was a kid! I bet my son would love the music though.

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  9. cant wait to get this movie! Kaelyn would love it!

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  10. Ok, let me make it clear. This is MY book not my daughters' :)
    I grew up on Jungle Book and I adored Mowgly. Him and Baloo were my best friends and I used to sing their song all day. Oh, how I miss those times...

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  11. Jungle book was my very favorite movie when I was young. I just loved all of the singing and dancing. So glad it is out again.

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  12. I have not seen the Jungle Book in years but I used to love to watch it! I might have to revisit it!

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  13. I like the songs in that movie. :) Everyone knows and loves Mowgli. :)

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  14. This movie is a classic, it's been a long time since I've seen it. We are due!

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  15. I just watched this yesterday :) I haven't seen it since I was a kid!

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  16. Loved this movie as a kid and now my kids do too!

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  17. This is my favourite all time Disney movie

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  18. This movie is pretty much the best. I will have to buy this.

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  19. (Disney's The Jungle Book DVD Review) This is such a good movie for the whole family to watch together. My children loved this movie when they were younger, my one son's watched it all the time.

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  20. I am so glad the jungle book is back! It is definitely one of my favourite movies and now I get to share it with my kids too!

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  21. I remember having fun reading the Jungle Book, I need to re-watch the movie some time...it's been too long!!

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  22. This is one of my all time favorite Disney movies! It has some of their best songs, and it's how I learned to spell 'necessities'. Pretty amazing that they are making a new live-action version of their classic animated film. I wonder how it'll differ.

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  23. I am so excited about the new live-action adaptation of this, with Scarlett Johansen and Lupita Nyongo!

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  24. I am so excited about Disney's new upcoming live-action adaptation of this, with Scarlett Johansen, and Oscar winner Lupita Nyongo!

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  25. I was surprised to learn that Disney is keeping in with their animal-themed Diamond Edition releases, and that the next one will be 101 Dalmatians! Sadly, that means that the version announced for Aladdin has been pushed back a bit. That's a shame. I felt it would've been a wonderful tribute to our beloved genie, Robin Williams.

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  26. I was surprised to learn that Disney is keeping in with their animal-themed Diamond Edition releases, and that the next one will be 101 Dalmatians! Sadly, that means that the version announced for Aladdin has been pushed back a bit. That's a shame. I felt it would've been a wonderful tribute to our beloved genie, Robin Williams.

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  27. this looks like a great movie i love all the Disney Movies thanks for sharing ! Treen Goodwin Rafflecopter name :)

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  28. Jungle Book was my son's favorite when he was young,he watched it daily for a year i bet!

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