Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: "The Jungle Book" (1967)


After all these years, Disney's The Jungle Book is finally out on blu-ray. A beloved fan favorite in the Disney canon, this is one of the funniest and funnest movies the studio ever produced (and the very last one to bear Walt's name in the making of). Some of the best songs came out of this one ("I Wanna Be Like You" is an all time classic) and the whole movie has an obvious swingin' 60's influence that makes it a great time capsule of the era (Baloo is clearly a free-thinking hippie and don't those mop-top vultures seem familiar?). Still, being set in the jungle prevents it from feeling dated in the slightest. One of the best.

Original 1967 Trailer: