This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Disney Studios.
However, all opinions expressed are my own.
About 7 years ago, when I was pregnant with Maura, my husband brought home The Jungle Book on DVD one day. I had started putting together a collection of Disney films that I wanted my daughters to watch, and he thought The Jungle Book HAD to be included, since it was his favorite when he was a little boy, growing up in Bolivia. So he bought it right away, before it went back into the Disney vault! He knows all the songs en español, and I know them by heart in English. It’s just perfect!
As the years have gone by, and our little girls have grown up just like sweet Mowgli in the film, we’ve watched The Jungle Book countless times as a family. Originally released in 1967, it was inspired by the book of the same name, by Rudyard Kipling. It also happens to be the last film produced by Walt Disney, which makes it even more special and nostalgic! The beloved characters draw you in, and swinging music… well, you just can’t help but dance to it! Some of Disney’s best work, for sure. I wouldn’t say there’s a heavy-handed moral message in this film, as you find in so many children’s movies these days, but the universal themes of love, family, and friendship – the bare necessities of life, lo más vital – present in the film are beautiful and those that anyone can relate to!
Just last week, we added The Jungle Book Diamond Edition Blu-ray™ and Digital to our movie collection! Released by Walt Disney Studios last Tuesday, February 11th, it includes lots of special features, like an alternate ending (ooh!) and fun ‘Bear-E-Oke’ sing-a-longs. It’s cool to have the two DVDs – one to watch at home, and the other to pop in the DVD player when you’re on the road! We also watch the Spanish version, so it’s like dos películas en una – two movies in one!
Friendship, family, love, adventure, fun and health are just a few of my #barenecessities. I recently took a 10-day “The Jungle Book ‘Bare Necessities of Life’ #LoMásVital” Photo Challenge and it was so fun to share a photo or video each day around themes like favorite things, music, friends, and family. These are some of the photos. For more, including a couple of cute videos, you’ll just have to visit me on Instagram- instagram.com/ohmariana.
Lexie Lane says
My bare necessities involve the wrap around hugs from my little guy, food (any kind), and clean clothes.
My kids loved the Jungle Book when they were younger! It’s such a cute movie. I think I still know most of the songs.
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lisa jones says
My Girls Are Going To LOVE This They love The Jungle Book!!
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Terin Garrett says
The Jungle Book is one of my kids’ favorite movies! 🙂
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Amy Desrosiers says
I remember watching this as a kid! I have always loved Disney movies!!
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Natalie @ A Turtle's Life for Me says
One of my favorite movies! My bare necessities include daily hugs, a good book and at least one night a week where none of us have to go anywhere!!
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Love this movie, great childhood memories!
My bare necessities – chocolate, family and time together
Elizabeth @ Food Ramblings says
This was one of my favorite movies as a kid 🙂
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This is my favorite Disney movie from being a kid. I still love it and sing the songs.
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Cynthia L says
This was my favorite movie when I was young! I will have to go out and get this edition and watch it again. My bare necessities are my family, my home and a glass of wine!
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One of my fave Disney films!!!
Lois Alter Mark says
The Jungle Book was always one of my kids’ favorites, and I bet we can still all sing every word of every song by heart!
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Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I have such great memories of watching this with my sister when I was younger. What a great movie!
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Jennifer B says
This is awesome! The Jungle Book has always been one of my favorites!
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Debbie Denny says
I have always loved the Jungle Book. Wonderful movie!
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Mama to 5 BLessings says
Love this movie as a kids and now my kids are enjoying it too!
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Christine Luken says
The Jungle Book movie was a Disney favorite for my brother and I growing up. Now my niece and nephew love it too!
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Debbie L says
Bare Necessities – let me think????? My family – a great cup of coffee – Kingers and a beautiful sunny day!
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
I really like the sing-along extra on this. The kids would have a blast with it!
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Sleep! I would want more sleep and good food! Love this film!
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Sherrie W. says
Oh, The Jungle Book brings back so many great memories. Wonderful movie – and looks like your daughter is enjoying it (again!) 🙂
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I used to love the jungle book! I have probably watched it a million times! I”m so glad that they are bringing it back!
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My girls haven’t watched this yet, I used to enjoy this movie! Now that I’ve read this I have the “Bare Necessities” song stuck in my head! lol
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lisa jones says
My Kids Are Going To Go Crazy!
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