We all grew up learning the “bare necessities” and that we have to “just keep swimming.” And now, in 2016, we will be reminded of those great pieces of advice once again.On April 15, the “real life” version of the classic Disney film, The Jungle Book, will hit theaters. Audiences will be reintroduced to the characters we all fell in love with, back in 1967, when the animated movie was released.
We were introduced to the easy going Baloo, the bear, and the wise Bagheera, the panther. Also we saw the cunning Shere Khan, the tiger, and the slithering Kaa, the snake. The story follows a little boy, Mowgli, who wants to learn the ways of the bear and live in the jungle amongst the animals.
The Jungle Book had songs like “The Bare Necessities” and “I Wanna Be Like You” which instantly became classic toons which stuck in our heads for days at a time. The movie was even nominated for an Oscar for “The Bare Necessities” for Best Music, Original Song.
The movie has been an important part of every generation since it came out, and now, with this new version coming to the big screen, a whole new generation will get to fall in love with the story.
Also, everyone’s favorite animated fish who can’t always remember her name, swims back onto the big screen on June 17. Finding Dory will continue the story of Finding Nemo, which came out in 2003.
Finding Nemo was a huge hit for Disney’s Pixar. It even won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. The story followed a clown fish, Marlin, searching for his son, Nemo, who was caught and placed in a fish tank at a dentist’s office. Along the way Marlin swims into another fish named Dory. We realize that Dory has a short-term memory problem. The movie leaves off with Marlin and Nemo being reunited, and Dory and Marlin having a new found friendship.
Finding Dory will pick up after the events of Finding Nemo and show us Dory’s journey to find her family, which she of course can’t remember. Again these little fish will swim into the hearts of children and teach them a great lesson on the importance of family and to “just keep swimming.”
Disney seems to always find a way to keep its audiences falling in love with their stories, whether by recreating a classic or giving us a sequel to a family favorite.