Disney Sing Along Songs: The Bare Necessities is a Disney 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.
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 all over!" and the rest of the song lyrics appear on the screen during a montage of clips from all the featurettes.
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, it also takes out the instrumental breaks making the song a bit shorter than it normally is.
The closing credits use the still background from The Jungle Book instead of the normal blue one.
One of the last Disney videocassette releases to have the print logo sandwiched between blue lines on the tape label.
The Work Song is a short version, but the full version is on Colors of the Wind.