Mowgli (Bruce Reitherman) is begin in a bassinet as a babyish in the abysmal jungles of Madhya Pradesh, India. In the Disney movie, there is no acknowledgment of what happened to his parents or how he came to be there, but the bassinet was in bisected a baiter in the average of a river; so it is a lot of acceptable that his parents were done afterwards and drowned. Bagheera (Sebastian Cabot), the bobcat who discovers the boy, promptly takes him to a wolf who has just had cubs. She raises him forth with her own cubs and Mowgli anon becomes able-bodied acquainted to boscage life.
Mowgli is apparent ten years later, visiting the wolves and accepting his face baffled agilely if he arrives. That night, if the wolf association learns that Shere Khan (George Sanders), a man-eating tiger, has alternate to the jungle, they apprehend that Mowgli have to be taken to the man village, to assure him and those about him. Bagheera volunteers to escort him back.
They leave that actual night, but back Mowgli is bent to break in the boscage things go a little astray. First Kaa (Sterling Holloway), the athirst Indian Python, hypnotizes Mowgli into a abysmal and peaceful sleep, accessories him deeply in his coils and tries to absorb him, but comically fails. The next morning, Mowgli tries to accompany the albatross convoying led by Hathi (J. Pat OMalley). Afterwards that Mowgli and Bagheera get in an altercation and again Mowgli runs abroad from Bagheera. Mowgli anon meets up with the alert buck Baloo (Phil Harris), who shows Mowgli the fun of accepting a care-free activity and promises not to yield him to the man village.
Mowgli now wants to break in the boscage added than ever. Before long, Mowgli is bent by a assemblage of monkeys and taken to their leader, King Louie (Louis Prima) the orangutan, who makes a accord with Mowgli that if he tells him the abstruse of authoritative red blaze like a human, again he would accomplish it so he could break in the jungle. However, back he was not aloft by humans, Mowgli doesnt apperceive how to accomplish fire. King Louie doesnt accept him.
Mowgli is rescued from King Louie by Bagheera and Baloo, but anon runs abroad from them afterwards Baloo realizes the man apple is best for the boy and break his promise. Afterwards Mowgli runs away, Baloo and Bagheera breach up to acquisition him. Mowgli is absent so he can go hunting for him. Kaa, for a additional time, hypnotizes Mowgli into a abysmal and peaceful sleep, and tries to eat him, but acknowledgment to the action of Shere Khan, Mowgli escapes.
He encounters a accumulation of austere vultures (J. Pat OMalley, Digby Wolfe, Lord Tim Hudson and Chad Stuart), who carefully resemble the Beatles, and they say theyll be his friend. The vultures actual comically altercate about what do you wish to do? and would ancillary clue Mowgli with their absurd arguments. Shere Khan appears anon after, but if Baloo rushes to the rescue, calm they administer to get rid of the adamant tiger, if Mowgli ties a ablaze stick on his appendage (the stick was from a timberline addled by lightning). Bagheera and Baloo yield him to the bend of a man-village, but Mowgli is still afraid to go in. His apperception anon changes if a adolescent babe from the apple comes down by the beach to back water.
After acquainted the boy, she accidentally drops her baptize pot, and Mowgli retrieves it for her and follows her into the man village. Afterwards Mowgli chooses to break in the man village, Baloo and Bagheera adjudge to arch home while singing a reprise of The Bare Necessities.