Do you have a favourite Disney movie? The studio has been behind some animation gems over the years and is still going strong in 2016; they truly are still leading the way when it comes to animation film.

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book is a favourite of many as Disney brought to life the classic children's book of the same name by Rudyard Kipling. In fact, that story is back on the big screen this week in a new live-action version from the studio. But we are shining a light on and looking back at this animated class.

The Jungle Book remains up there as one of Disney's greatest films with one of the best soundtracks to go along with it. Song like The Bare Necessities and I Wan'na Be like You are just as memorable and iconic as the film itself.

For me, The Jungle Book is a movie that was a staple of my childhood and a film that I have loved for many many years. It is still as great a watch today as it was when I saw it for the first time nearly thirty years ago.

While there are some darker moments in the film, overall, The Jungle Book is a light-hearted and fun film that is driven forward by its larger than life characters and wonderful score and songs.

While the movie is bustling with life and colour, The Jungle Book has a great underlying message of friendship and there is a great feel of tolerance and acceptance between the different animals that inhabit the jungle.

But it is the film's humour, witty dialogue, and larger than life characters that The Jungle Book will forever be remembered, from the laid back Baloo, to sensible Bagheera, villain Shere Khan, and mischievous Kaa.

While Shere Khan is the villain of the film, there is still a humour and a wit to this character, which stops him from turning into s sinister character. For me, Shere Khan remains one of Disney's greatest villains.

Upon release, The Jungle Book was both a critical and commercial success and the soundtrack - of which five songs were written by the Sherman Brothers - was met with acclaim.

Next year, The Jungle Book will celebrate its 50th anniversary and it is still up there as one of Disney's greatest film delights. Disney is behind the new live-action version, which sees Jon Favreau in the director's chair, and I can't wait to see what it delivers.

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