The boy Mowgli makes his way to the man-village with Bagheera, the wise panther. Along the way he meets jazzy King Louie, the hypnotic snake Kaa and the lovable, happy-go-lucky bear Baloo, who teaches Mowgli "The Bare Necessities" of life and the true meaning of friendship.
- Genre: Family, Animation, Adventure
- Studio: Walt Disney Productions
- Keyword: based on novel or book, narration, human animal relationship, musical, feral child, jungle, anthropomorphism, orphan, india, animal lead
- Cast: Bruce Reitherman, Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, George Sanders, Sterling Holloway, Louis Prima