My boys are early risers and while becoming a mother has changed my sleep patterns a lot, I am still most definitely a night owl. So most mornings, Zackary and Benjamin wake up, head downstairs and watch a little television before I get up and get them ready for school. This morning, I awoke to their uncontrolled laughter and I headed downstairs to find both of them sitting on the couch watching The Jungle Book. This Disney classic was released as a Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack for the first time ever on February 11, 2014. I remember watching this movie as a child and I knew as soon as it was released on Blu-ray that it would be a hit with my two wild boys. Here’s a brief synopsis:
Now for the first time ever on Blu-ray with glorious digital high definition, Disney’s Jumpin’ Jungle Classic has never looked so lush or sounded so good! Beloved characters, swinging music and new behind-the-scenes bonus features make this Diamond Edition Blu-ray a must-have for every family’s classic collection!
Meet the most unforgettable characters and embark on a thrilling adventure with Mowgli as he journeys deep into the jungle and learns “The Bare Necessities” of life from happy-go-lucky Baloo the bear. Meet Bagheera, the wise old panther, and crazy King Louie, the orangutan. But watch out for the cunning Shere Khan and Kaa, the ssssneakiest snake in the jungle! Explore your wild side as you venture into The Jungle Book for extraordinary adventures and a heartwarming tale that celebrates the true meaning of friendship.
Just as I had expected, Zackary and Benjamin loved the story of Mowgli and his life in the jungle. Baloo the Bear was a favourite character for both of them, and it was watching Baloo dress up as a monkey and dance with King Louie to rescue Mowgli that had prompted my boys’ laughter. I have to admit, I had forgotten myself just how much fun this movie was; the catchy songs and antics of the animals are hilarious and a big part of the reason this movie is such a classic.
The Jungle Book: Diamond Edition is only available for a limited time, so make sure you don’t miss out on your chance to own this classic story of a boy raised in the jungle and the adventures he had as he grew. This movie is such a wonderful choice for both young and old, and especially good for energetic children that can relate with Mowgli’s desire to run wild instead of living with the rules and restrictions of the village. Grab your copy today and enjoy a fun-filled movie night with your favourite wild child!