DVD & Blu-ray review: The Jungle Book (U)

Wolfgang Reitherman DVD/Blu-ray (76mins)

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“Oh, oobee doo/ I wanna be like you…” This animation from 1967 benefits from featuring the most joyous two songs – “I Wanna Be Like You” and “The Bare Necessities” – in a Disney movie. Other moments to savour, in this loose adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's Mowgli tales, are George Sanders's louche tiger, Shere Khan, and Sterling Holloway's snake, Kaa.