Year Released: 1967
Main Stars: Phil Harris ,Sebastian Cabot , Bruce Reitherman , George Sanders , Sterling Holloway , Louis Prima , J. Pat O’Malley
Review Date: March 2016
Last watched: December 2015
Number Watches: 3
Format Watched: TV
“I wanna be like you”
“In a military style”
“Trust in me”
There are cartoons as films, big cartoons as big films, and then there are Disney cartoons. This is one of, if not THE Disney cartoon for adults who were kids when this was run/re-run/re-run again.
So much scenery to watch, beautiful camera angles and panning as well as the lovable characters and wonderful tunes. What is not to like?
Ok, ok. So it’s a bit dated looking when compared to modern computer creations and if you’ve read the book, it’s not very close. But come on, look and listen and fall in love with it. George, Phil and all the now-unknowns whose voices are such wonderful memories. They drip with menace or pull you into a hug like big, soft jumpers on a sleepy night. To think this film is as old as me and I haven’t aged half as well!
As I type this, they are filming a live-action version and the director is on record as having to include points of reference back to this one! Um, maybe I was being a bit film-arse there by mentioning something I read, all I’m trying to get across is that this is a classic for a very good reason.
Sit down, with kids or without kids, relax your voice and shoulders as you’ll be using both, and prepare for the best feel-good you’ve had in a long time.
Yes, in fact I might go out and buy this one now having looked for the… bear necessities!
Watch if on TV?
Snog, Marry, Avoid, Hug?