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The Jungle Book Reviews

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
March 10, 2014
Disney's grandniece recently cast aspersions on the picture, but I don't share her pessimism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dustin Putman
February 24, 2014
[Blu-ray Review] Looking and sounding like a million bucks (or more) and full of exhaustive bonus content new and vintage, the Blu-ray release of "The Jungle Book" is a must-own for anyone who loves animation, the Walt Disney studio, or film in general.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Keith Phipps
The Dissolve
February 14, 2014
Every one of the bunch is memorable, and each plays gracefully into the action of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
February 8, 2014
Disney had perhaps the clearest vision of any creative talent in Hollywood, and 'The Jungle Book' is the last project with which he was personally involved. Though he died before it hit theaters, he would have been proud of the final cut.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Michael Scheinfeld
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Jaunty animation meets jazzy songs in Disney classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
November 16, 2009
By far the most contemporary in expression and attitude of any Disney animated feature to that time.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Top Critic
Variety Staff
November 3, 2009
The standout song goes to Harris, a rhythmic 'Bare Necessities' extolling the value of a simple life and credited to Terry Gilkyson.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 10, 2008
A witty animated feature from Disney based on the famous Rudyard Kipling stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
March 10, 2008
It's a slight tale, of course, and incredibly short, but the characters and songs are pretty much perfect viewing time and again.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Neil Smith
March 10, 2008
Ridiculously entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
October 8, 2007
With an ensemble cast of memorable characters, catchy tunes and lots of zaniness, it's hard not to love the Kipling adaptation.
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
October 3, 2007
The literally last-minute stab at domestic foreplay is simply unbelievable, but Baloo's lip-licking post-mortem ("I still think he'd a made one swell bear") is what sticks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
October 3, 2007
Reflects a conservative, imperialist, 'don't mix the races/species' worldview. Yet it's also about friendship and truthfulness, and it's just plain fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 2, 2007
The roughness around the edges of The Jungle Book are part of what makes it such a classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 27, 2007
...the characters, music, and animation more than make up for any shortcomings, and the result is pleasant entertainment for everyone.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Brian Orndorf
September 18, 2007
Whatever it lacks in heroic reach it more than makes up for in sociable personality and devastatingly expressive animation from the Disney masters, making it an underground classic that's impressively stood the test of time.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Top Critic

Time Out
September 30, 2006
It's also got great knockabout visual gags, mercifully little cutey-poo sentiment, and reasonable songs.
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
July 14, 2005
Fun characters, irresistible songs -- a Disney classic.
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
June 23, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
March 24, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
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