BRING THE MAGIC HOME

THE JUN­GLE BOOK DIS­NEY FAM­ILY MOVIE NIGHT

WDW Magazine - - Section K! - BY LISA CAMERON PHO­TOS BY JAMES CAMERON

Be­fore the live ac­tion ver­sion of "The Jun­gle Book" hits the big screen, we're tak­ing a look back at the an­i­mated clas­sic. All you need are the bare necessities and you're ready for a fun Dis­ney Fam­ily Movie Night.

Al­though, "The Jun­gle Book" is a beloved Dis­ney clas­sic, the kids and I had never seen the whole thing. We were ex­cited to fi­nally sit down and watch it. For us, the best parts were the mu­sic breaks, es­pe­cially "Bare Necessities."

Synop­sis:

Mowgli, a man cub, is aban­doned as a baby and is taken by Bagheera to live with a wolf fam­ily. When word hits the jun­gle that Shere Khan is back in their area, it is de­cided that Mowgli must re­turn to the man vil­lage. Guided by Bagheera, Mowgli em­barks on an ad­ven­ture through the jun­gle. Along the way he meets a va­ri­ety of char­ac­ters in­clud­ing Kaa, Baloo, and King Louie. Al­though hes­i­tant as first, ul­ti­mately it is Mowgli who re­turns him­self to the man vil­lage.

Menu and Decor:

I kept this movie night fairly simple. Since the set­ting of the movie is in the jun­gle, I wanted to keep the food fresh and clean. But I also threw in some good­ies to make the night more fun! The decor was easy too. We gath­ered any­thing jun­gle re­lated we had around the house. The kids made pa­per jun­gle leaves for the ta­ble. We also found some jun­gle friends to come to our movie night.

Our menu con­sisted of:

Shere Khan's Tiger Tails (baby car­rots) Jun­gle Leaves (salad) Baloo's Bare Necessities Fruit Salad (Simple fruit salad driz­zled with honey) Kaa's Ssslider Ss­sand­wiches (Mini slider sand­wiches in a few va­ri­eties)

King Louie's Banana Tri­fles (Nilla wafers topped with vanilla pud­ding, ba­nanas and whipped cream)

Jun­gle Juice (Pas­sion Fruit, Orange and Guava juice blend)

As we watched the movie, we munched on Mowgli's Man Cub Munch. (pop­corn mixed with an­i­mal crack­ers, gummy bears, M&MS, and pret­zels)

You could surely add to your Jun­gle Book movie night by adding in some ac­tiv­i­ties. Here are some sug­ges­tions: • Kaa pa­per plate snake craft • Jun­gle Book Ac­tiv­ity Pages from Dis­ney Fam­ily • Jun­gle Book Char­ac­ter Pa­per Bag pup­pets • Toi­let pa­per roll palm trees • Go on a back­yard sa­fari

As you can see, with just the bare necessities, you can throw a fun and fes­tive Dis­ney Fam­ily Movie Night.

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