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Disney's Sing-Along Songs: The Bare Necessities is a Disney's Sing-Along Songs video released on October 6, 1987. Released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Jungle Book, it is notably the first Sing-Along Songs video in which Jiminy Cricket appears as the host instead of Professor Owl, who appears at the beginning to introduce Jiminy. It is also the first Sing-Along Songs video in which the featured songs all have a central theme - in this case, the animal kingdom.


Get set for a tuneful time with Baloo the Bear from The Jungle Book as well as other Disney characters in a brilliant, song-filled program of sing-along singing fun! You'll learn the words to a sparkling collection of magical songs with Disney's Sing-Along Songs: The Bare Necessities. Gather up the entire family for a captivating songfest that is highlighted by a rainbow of scenes from best-loved animated Classics, movies and cartoons. Voices ready? Everybody sing!

Sing along with songs from The Jungle Book, Cinderella, The Aristocats, Dumbo...and more!


  1. Disney Sing Along Songs Theme Song
  2. The Bare Necessities (The Jungle Book)
  3. You Are a Human Animal (Mickey Mouse Club)
  4. The Work Song (Cinderella)
  5. Old Yeller (Old Yeller)
  6. Figaro and Cleo (Figaro and Cleo)
  7. Winnie the Pooh (The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh)
  8. I Wan'na Be Like You (The Jungle Book)
  9. Look Out for Mr. Stork (Dumbo)
  10. Everybody Wants to Be a Cat (The Aristocats)
  11. The Ugly Bug Ball (Summer Magic)
  12. The Bare Necessities (Reprise)


  • Known as El Libro de la Selva: Ritmo en la Selva in Spanish, released in Spain and in limited quantities in the United States.
  • Known as Le Livre de la Jungle: Il En Faut Peu Pour Être Heureux in French, released in France.
  • "You Are a Human Animal" uses footage from Make Mine Music, For Whom the Bulls Toil, The Aristocats, Farmyard Symphony, You and Your Sense of Touch, Lambert the Sheepish Lion, Birds in the Spring, and Figaro and Cleo.
  • Professor Owl's introduction to Jiminy Cricket is entirely stock audio from Heigh-Ho (from the introduction to "Theme from Zorro") and Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (from the introduction to "Give a Little Whistle").
  • Jiminy Cricket's segments use stock footage from This is Your Life, Donald Duck, You, the Human Animal (with original audio of Cliff Edwards), You and the Living Machine, Fun and Fancy Free, I'm No Fool Having Fun, You and Your Eyes, You and Your Five Senses, and You and Your Senses of Smell and Taste.
  • During "Winnie the Pooh", a clip of the opening scene from Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too runs, then after a clip of Pooh bouncing on the lyrics to the chorus, Jiminy says "You can do better than that, so I'll give you more words. Let's do it over!" and the rest of the song lyrics appear on the screen during a montage of clips from all the featurettes.
    • After the song, Jiminy then says "Great! Part of this song doesn't have real words. So have fun with it! Ooh-bee-doo with Baloo! Just make them up as you go along." which then leads into "I Wan'na Be Like You".
  • During "I Wan'na Be Like You", at one point, Jiminy says "Baloo and Louie are singing whatever they want, and you can too!"
  • During "Look Out for Mr. Stork" Jiminy says "Hmmm...Poor Mrs. Jumbo! All those babies and no sign of her little pachyderm."
  • The 2006 DVD features the original post-credits promo, but Jiminy's narration is missing.
  • "The Ugly Bug Ball" uses the original footage from Summer Magic, then it also contains footage from classic Disney bug cartoons like Woodland Café and Mickey's Garden throughout the rest of the song, including new original animations for the middle and end lines of the song, it also takes out the instrumental breaks making the song a bit shorter than it normally is.
  • "Old Yeller" uses a montage of clips from the movie of the same name.
  • The closing credits use the still background from The Jungle Book instead of the normal blue one with G-clefs embossed.
  • One of the last Disney videocassette releases to have the print logo sandwiched between blue lines on the tape label.
    • However, the 1994 re-release had a surprise appearance on the 1984 Red FBI Warning screens at the beginning.
  • The full version of "The Work Song" is included on "Colors of the Wind".
  • The 1994 re-release still features the 1987 title card before the intro plays.

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Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (1986) • Heigh-Ho (1987) • The Bare Necessities (1987) • You Can Fly! (1988) • Very Merry Christmas Songs (1988) • Fun with Music (1989) • Under the Sea (1990) • Disneyland Fun (1990) • I Love to Laugh! (1990) (a.k.a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious) • Be Our Guest (1992) • Friend Like Me (1993) • The Twelve Days of Christmas (1993) • Let's Go to the Circus! (1994/1996 for countries outside of North America) • Campout at Walt Disney World (1994/1996 for countries outside of North America) • Circle of Life (1994/1995 for countries outside of North America) • Colors of the Wind (1995) • Topsy Turvy (1996) [Known as The Hunchback of Notre Dame in releases outside of the US] • Pongo & Perdita (1996) • The Early Years (1997) • The Magic Years (1997) • The Modern Classics (1997) • Sing a Song with Pooh Bear (1999) • Sing a Song with Tigger (2000, not an official Disney's Sing-Along Songs video)
Outside of the US (Foreign releases)
Let's Go to Disneyland Paris [Similar to Disneyland Fun] (1993) • 101 Notes of Fun (1994) [Similar to Fun with Music] • From Hercules (1997)
US Exclusive Releases
Beach Party at Walt Disney World (1995) • Honor to Us All (1998) • Happy Haunting: Party at Disneyland! (1998) • Flik's Musical Adventure at Disney's Animal Kingdom (1999) • Sing a Song with Pooh Bear (and Piglet Too) (2003) • On My Way (2003) • Little Patch of Heaven (2004) • Disney Princess Sing-Along Songs Vol. 1 - Once Upon A Dream (2004) • Disney Princess Sing-Along Songs Vol. 2 - Enchanted Tea Party (2005) • Disney Princess Sing-Along Songs Vol. 3 - Perfectly Princess (2006)
See Also
Disney Sing-Along Songs Theme Song

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Films: The Jungle Book (soundtrack/video) • The Jungle Book 2 (video) • Rudyard Kipling'sMowgli's Story2016 Live-action Film (soundtrack/video) • Sequel Film

Shows: TaleSpinJungle Cubs
Video Games: The Jungle BookThe Jungle Book Groove PartyThe Jungle Book: Mowgli's Wild AdventureThe Jungle Book: Mowgli's RunDisney Classic Games Collection
Books: The Strength of the Wolf is the PackMore Jungle Book... Further Adventures of Baloo and Mowgli

Disney Parks
Animated film: Disney's Explorers LodgeDisney Animation BuildingGarden of the Twelve FriendsIt's a Small WorldRhythm of the Jungle

Live action: Disney Movie MagicThe Jungle Book: Alive with Magic
Entertainment: AnimagiqueDisney's BelieveDisney's WishesDisney Classics: The Music & The MagicFantasmic!Festival of Family & FriendsHakuna Matata Time Dance PartyIt's Party Time... with Mickey and FriendsJourney into the Jungle BookMickey's Gift of DreamsMickey's Magical Music WorldMickey and the Magical MapMickey and the Wondrous BookMickey presents: “Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris”One Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On!Rivers of Light: We Are OneSuper Duper Jumpin' TimeThe Forest of Enchantment: A Disney Musical Adventure
Restaurants: Colonel Hathi's Pizza Outpost
Shops: Adventureland Bazaar
Parade: Disney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney's Magical Moments ParadeDisney's Party ExpressDisney Magic on ParadeDisney Stars on ParadeFlights of Fantasy ParadeJubilation!Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street PartyMickey's Soundsational ParadeThe Wonderful World of Disney Parade
Firework: Celebrate the MagicCelebrate! Tokyo DisneylandDisney Dreams!Disneyland ForeverHappily Ever AfterMickey's Mix MagicTree of Life Awakens
Summer: The Jungle Book Jive
Halloween: Happy Hallowishes

Original: MowgliBalooBagheeraKing LouieShere KhanKaaColonel HathiWinifredHathi, Jr.Buzzie, Flaps, Ziggy, and DizzyAkelaRamaShantiRakshaWolf PupsSeeonee PackJungle PatrolFlunkeyBandar-log

Deleted characters: Rocky the RhinoBuldeoTabaqui
Sequel: RanjanRanjan's FatherMessuaShanti's MotherLucky
Rudyard Kipling's: Grey BrotherNathooKitty BrydonColonel Geoffrey BrydonSergeant ClaibourneDr. Julius PlumfordWilliam BooneSergeant HarleyBuldeoTabaquiLt. John WilkinsIndian BanditsAlice, Rose, and Margaret
Jungle Cubs: Arthur and CecilThe CrocMahraBenny and ClydeNed, Jed & FredMungoLeahCainDholesWinifred's UncleMcCoyDictator TurtleWhitehood
House of Mouse: King Larry

JungleAncient RuinsMan VillageIndiaAsia
Season One: "A Night in the Wasteland" • "How the Panther Lost His Roar/The Humans Must Be Crazy" • "Hathi Meets His Match/Buffaloed" • "Mondo Mungo/Bare Necessities" • "Who Wants to Be a Baboon?" • "Red Dogs" • "The Great Kaadini" • "Hulla Baloo/Shere Bliss" • "Treasure of the Middle Jungle" • "Feather Brains/Benny & Clyde" • "Splendor in the Mud" • "Trouble in the Jungle/Fool Me Once..." • "The Coming of the Wolves"

Season Two: "The Ape Who Would Be King" • "Trunks for the Memories/Kasaba Ball" • "Hathi's Makeover/Curse of the Magnificent Melon" • "The Five Bananas/Birthday Snake" • "Old Green Teeth/The Elephant Who Couldn't Say No" • "Hair Ball/A Tail of Two Tails" • "Waiting for Baloo/Tree for Two" • "Nice Tiger/Sleepless in the Jungle"

Original: "Colonel Hathi's March" • "The Bare Necessities" • "I Wan'na Be Like You" • "Trust in Me" • "That's What Friends are For" • "My Own Home"

More Jungle Book: "Baloo's Blues" • "Jungle Fever" • "If You Wanna See Some Strange Behavior (Take a Look at Man)" • "It's a Kick"
Jungle Cubs: "Take Your Sweet, Sweet Time" • "Jungle Cub Love" • "Everything's Gonna Be Right with the World"
The Jungle Book Groove Party: "The Jungle's No Place for a Boy" • "Join the Ranks" • "Go Bananas in the Coconut Tree" • "A Mood for Food" • "We Are the Vultures" • "Run" • "A Brand New Day"
Sequel: "The Jungle Rhythm" • "W-I-L-D" • "Right Where I Belong"
Deleted: "Brothers All" • "The Song of the Seeonee" • "Monkey See, Monkey Do" • "I Knew I Belonged to Her" • "In A Day's Work" • "The Mighty Hunters" • "I've Got You Beat" • "Braver"

See Also
Disney Sing Along Songs: The Bare NecessitiesWho Framed Roger RabbitHouse of MouseDisney's Jungle Boogie