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||
September 16, 1997
|4||Trailer for Flubber||August 26,1997|
|5||Sneak preview of Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas||September 16, 1997|
|6||Video preview for Peter Pan||October 7, 1997|
|7||Video preview for Hercules||October 7, 1997|
Trailer for The Toys Who Saved Christmas
September 16, 1997
Promo for Nightmare Ned on CD-ROM
October 7, 1997
|10||Promo for The Wonderful World of Disney on ABC||October 7, 1997|
|11||Feature Presentation||October 29, 1996|
|12||Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo||October 28, 1994|
|13||THX logo||August 29, 1995|
|14||The Jungle Book (restored version)||July 13, 1990|
|15||The Jungle Book: The Making of a Musical Masterpiece||October 14, 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 replacing The Toys Who Saved Christmas and George of the Jungle replacing the Nightmare Ned CD-ROM promo. On rare early prints there is a Format Screen.
- Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin
- Mary Poppins (1997 VHS)
- Walt Disney Film Classics: The Great American Legends Collection
- Sleeping Beauty (1997 VHS)
- Walt Disney Film Classics: The Love Bug Collection
In Other Countries
|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)