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The Jungle Book: Diamond Edition Blu-ray Review

The Jungle Book: Diamond Edition Blu-ray Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Feb 07, 2014
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

Make Mowgli and His Jungle Family A Part of Yours! The Jungle Book: Diamond Edition is now available on Blu-ray & DVD!

Now for the first time ever on Blu-ray with glorious digital high definition, Disney’s Jumpin’ Jungle Classic has never looked so lush or sounded so good! Beloved characters, swinging music and new behind-the-scenes bonus features make this Diamond Edition Blu-ray a must-have for every family’s classic collection! 

MowgliMowgli

Meet the most unforgettable characters and embark on a thrilling adventure with Mowgli as he journeys deep into the jungle and learns “The Bare Necessities” of life from happy-go-lucky Baloo the bear. Meet Bagheera, the wise old panther, and crazy King Louie, the orangutan. But watch out for the cunning tiger Shere Khan and Kaa, the ssssneakiest snake in the jungle!

Mowgli with Kaa, the ssssneakiest snakeMowgli with Kaa, the ssssneakiest snake

Explore your family’s wild side as you venture into The Jungle Book for extraordinary adventures and a heartwarming tale that celebrates the true meaning of friendship.

The Bottom Line

A little known fact for those who aren't film buffs -The Jungle Book is the last film by Disney Studios that Walt Disney himself had a hand in creating, and it is truly a classic for that reason alone. Based on the beloved novel by Rudyard Kipling,The Jungle Book brought the animal kingdom to life in a totally original way when it was first released - The Lion King owes more than a little of it's success to the style of this film.

Mowgli on Baloo's shouldersMowgli on Baloo's shoulders

With a cast of characters you can't help but love (even when they're the villains like Shere Khan) and a musical score that is beyond catchy, there's lots to love about The Jungle Book.The animation in this movie is distinct from so much of the animation we see today because it features more illustration style characters and lush painted backdrops, both of which have been restored to emphasize their beauty and originality in The Diamond Edition. The Jungle Book has literally never looked this good. Some of the extras have been used in past releases, but that doesn't mean there isnt a ton of new material - for example there's an "Alternate Ending" with Mowgli and The Hunter (who isn't a sucker for an alternate ending!) and if you want to get those songs out of your head there's some "Bear-E-Oke" to boot!

We absolutely love this animated classic, and it's been lovingly polished up for brand new audiences as well as old, it could be the perfect addition to your family library.

Baloo, Mowgli and BagheeraBaloo, Mowgli and Bagheera

Film Clip: Cruising Down the River

 

All-New Blu-ray Bonus Features:

  • Introductions by Diane Disney Miller and Richard M. Sherman
  • Alternate Ending – Mowgli and The Hunter
  • At DisneyAnimation: Sparking Creativity
  • Music, Memories & Mowgli: A Conversation with Richard M. Sherman, Diane
  • Disney Miller and Floyd Norman
  • Disney Intermission – Bear-E-Oke hosted by Baloo
  • Bear-E-Oke Sing A Long
  • I Wanna Be Like You – Hangin’ Out At Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Mowgli dancing with King LouieMowgli dancing with King Louie

The Jungle Book: Diamond Edition Blu-ray Rating:4

The Jungle Book: Diamond Edition Blu-ray CoverThe Jungle Book: Diamond Edition Blu-ray Cover

The Jungle Book: Diamond Edition is now available on Blu-ray & DVD!

 

 

 

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