From DVD Times:
Buena Vista Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of The Jungle Book (Platinum Edition) for 2nd October 2007 priced at $29.99 SRP. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of this Disney classic the film receives a 2-Disc Platinum Edition release with enhanced picture and sound along with all-new bonus features.
The film is presented in 1.75:1 anamorphic widescreen with English, French and Spanish audio tracks (5.1 Disney-enhanced Home Theater Mix).
The Lost Character: Rocky The Rhino - For the first time ever, the near-sighted, short-tempered rhinoceros named Rocky is brought to the screen using original storyboards and original voice recordings by Frank Fontaine.
The Bare Necessities: The Making of The Jungle Book - A comprehensive look at the last animated film that Walt Disney produced using existing archival footage in addition to new interviews with Richard Sherman, Brad Bird, Glen Keane, Eric Goldberg, James Baxter, Will Fi’nn, Andreas Deja, Burny Mattinson Ted Thomas, Bruce Reitherman, John Culhane, John Canemaker and Neal Gabler—plus a never-before-seen collection of artwork and treatments from the film
Disney’s Kipling: Walt’s Magic Touch on A Literary Classic - A discarded film treatment from 1963 includes scenes from Kipling’s “Mowgli Stories” and more are used to illustrate Walt’s interpretation of the literary masterpiece
The Lure of The Jungle Book - Many of today’s biggest names in animation were inspired to pursue their careers after seeing The Jungle Book; this feature examines this phenomenon and features new interviews with Brad Bird, Andreas Deja, Sergio Pablo, Will Finn and Eric Goldberg.
Mowgli’s Return to the Jungle - Learn about nature filmmaking and the experience of making The Jungle Book firsthand from Bruce Reitherman, the voice of Mowgli.
Baloo’s Virtual Swingin’ Jungle Cruise - Join everyone’s favourite bear in this set-top and DVD-ROM game on an adventure through the jungle: enjoy fun activities and musical challenges, but keep an eye out because there’s no telling what’s on the other side of the river bend!
Audio Commentary - Combines comments from current animators with audio from the original creative team who made the film
English Learning Feature
Still Frame Art Gallery