After a theatrical re-issue on July 13, 1990, The Jungle Book was released on VHS on May 3, 1991. It was the first Walt Disney Classics title during the second generation of Walt Disney Home Video. The video lasted on sales until 1992.


Snap your fingers, tap your toes and swing into the jazziest jungle of them all in Walt Disney's coolest Classic, The Jungle Book! This animated gem springs brilliantly to life when Mowgli (Bruce Reitherman), an orphan boy raised by wolves is encouraged by his animal friends to leave the jungle before the return of the fearsome man-eating tiger, Shere Khan (George Sanders). With Bagheera (his loyal panther friend voiced by Sebastian Cabot) at his side, Mowgli's journey back to the "man-village" begins. Along the way, he is befriended by a free-spirited bear named Baloo (Phil Harris), who rescues him from hilarious run-ins with some of the wildest Disney characters ever created-- eccentric elephants, a bewitching boa (voiced by Sterling Holloway) and a be-boppin' orangutan named King Louie (Louis Prima)! Through it all, it's lovable Baloo who teaches Mowgli the "Bare Necessities" of life and the true meaning of friendship. Filled with wonderful music and thrilling adventures, The Jungle Book is a swingin', singin', song-filled celebration you'll never forget!

VHS Supplements

Video Creation date
1 Red warning screens September 1984
2 Sneak preview of Beauty and the Beast February 1991
3 Video preview for The Rescuers Down Under January 1991
4 Walt Disney Classics logo June 1989
5 The Jungle Book October 1967

Newer copies of this video had the green warning screens.

Advertised on:

  1. Robin Hood (1991 VHS)
  2. The Brave Little Toaster (1991 VHS)
  3. The Rescuers Down Under (1991 VHS)

In Other Countries

Country of origin Release date
UK October 1993
Australia November 26, 1993
Japan March 18, 1994
South Korea October 20, 1995

Television broadcasts

On May 3, 1992, The Jungle Book premiered on the Disney Channel at 7:00 p.m. More broadcasts continued through July 25, 1992.