If there is one thing that the current national obsession with singing along to Frozen has confirmed, it’s that Disney knows how to produce musicals with songs that you will not get out of your head, no matter how hard you try. And to be honest, I haven’t tried that hard. Confession time … and this is a deep, dark one.
I dance around the house singing songs from Disney movies of old. Yes, I’m a dork.
But I’m a fun dork. And when Disney sent me an advance copy of the Diamond Blu-Ray edition of The Jungle Book, I did my own dorky (and off-key) rendition of The Bear Necessities to my daughter’s utter embarrassment. Fortunately for her, we were at home at the time, with only the dogs to judge me.
What can I say? Music is what memories are made of, and I’m intent on passing on as many of my favorites to my daughter as I can.
In all honesty, I’m not sure what it was about The Jungle Book that always drew me in, aside from the obvious fantasy every kid has of being able to talk to animals. But the song The Bear Necessities — which ironically is the only one by Disney collaborator Terry Gilkyson to make it into the film because his others were deemed too dark — has always been one of those songs that was so lighthearted and fun. It’s almost an anthem of childhood.
And now another generation of kids will get hooked with a Bear-E-Oke Sing–A-Long in the gorgeous Blu-Ray!
Were you a Jungle Book fan? What was your favorite song?
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