For its 30th anniversary, The Jungle Book was released on video on October 14, 1997. According to one of the commercials aired on television in late 1997, Disney stopped "selling" The Jungle Book beginning on January 31, 1998, along with Fun and Fancy Free and Sleeping Beauty. It later got a DVD release on December 7, 1999.
One of the most popular Disney films ever, The Jungle Book is a song-filled celebration of friendship, fun and adventure set in a lush and colorful world. Inspired by Rudyard Kipling's "Mowgli" stories, Disney's 19th animated masterpiece was the last animated feature that had Walt Disney's personal touch.
The jubilant adventure begins when Mowgli, a little boy raised by wolves, is urged by his friend Bagheera, a wise old panther, to seek safety in the man-village. Feeling very much at home in the jungle, Mowgli resists and runs off. Much to Bagherra's dismay, Mowgli meets a new friend with a happy-go-lucky philosophy of life, Baloo the bear, a lovable "jungle bum." Together, the three buddies find the journey back to civilization anything but civilized! They encounter a crazy orangutan, the hypnotic and sly snake Kaa and the menacing Shere Khan!
|1||Green warning screens||September 1991|
|2||Walt Disney Company intro||December 1996|
|3||Trailer for The Little Mermaid re-release||
|4||Trailer for Flubber||July 1997|
|5||Sneak preview of Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas||June 1997|
|6||Video preview for Peter Pan||August 1997|
|7||Video preview for Hercules||August 1997|
|10||Promo for The Wonderful World of Disney on ABC||August 1997|
|11||Feature Presentation||August 1996|
|12||Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo||September 1994|
|13||THX logo||August 1995|
|14||The Jungle Book (restored version)||July 1990|
|15||The Jungle Book: The Making of a Musical Masterpiece||August 1997|
Rare alternate copies contained a different trailer of The Little Mermaid re-released in theaters, as well as the video preview for How the Toys Saved Christmas renaming The Toys Who Saved Christmas and George of the Jungle replacing the Nightmare Ned CD-ROM promo.
In Other CountriesEdit
|Country of origin||Format||Release date|
|Australia||VHS||April 30, 1999|
|UK||DVD||March 27, 2000|
|Japan||VHS||July 19, 2000|
|South Korea||DVD||September 6, 2000|
|Japan||DVD||November 17, 2000|
The Jungle Book aired on the Disney Channel in this format from October 3, 1998 to January 7, 1999.
- http://www.disney.com/DisneyVideos/masterpiece/shelves/thejunglebook (1997-1999)
- http://disney.go.com/DisneyVideos/masterpiece/shelves/theJungleBook (1999-2001)
- http://disney.go.com/disneyvideos/animatedfilms/thejunglebook (2001-2004)