On October 18, 1967, Disney’s The Jungle Book was released to the world. It would be many years before I would see it as a young 90’s kid, but it would pack a heavy punch and leave quite an impression on my nostalgic memory. To this day, this is one of my favorite animated films, and the song – “Bear Necessities” – is surely the standout of the soundtrack.
In honor of this film’s 50th, please enjoy my rendition below of “Bear Necessities”, written by Terry Gilkyson and originally performed for the film by Phil Harris (Baloo) and Bruce Reitherman (Mowgli). Theirs remains a perfect version. If you have never heard it, you’re a liar.
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