The Jungle Book
1967
****½
Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Cast: Bruce Reitherman, Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, Louis Prima, George Sanders, Sterling Holloway

Mowgli is a young boy who was brought up by wolves in the jungles of India. Now that the vicious tiger Shere Khan is about to return, the other animals feel that he should flee to safety to the man village. The only one who doesn’t agree with the plan is Mowgli himself. This Disney animation has become an enduring classic thanks to the short and simple story, lovely characterisation, and catchy songs. Loosely based on Rudyard Kipling’s stories. Followed by a 1994 live-action film and a 2003 sequel.