The Jungle Book
Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, James Algar, Jack Kinney. With Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, Louis Prima, Bruce Reitherman. Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilization.
After a discussion about the live action remakes that Disney has been doing, my wife told me that she hadn’t seen the new Jungle book one yet, and in fact didn’t remember much about the original animated version either, so here we are. It’s a fun movie that has some incredibly problematic portions, with white guys doing their best black man impressions whilst voicing monkeys that kidnapped our hero. there’s other essays out there that go much further into how problematic that is, so all I’ll say is oof, maybe this type of thing is why Disney is keen on doing new versions of old films?
If you’re able to get past the in your face racism, this is a fantastic movie with catchy tunes.