Disney brings Mowgli, Bagheera, Kaa, and Baloo to life in the app remake of The Jungle Book. The storybook features the rich illustrations of the movie. Text highlights when the book is narrated. Controllable options include music, sound effects, narration, and arrows. Readers can record their own voice and play it at a later time or choose a high-quality professionally narrated option. In addition to reading the storybook, The Jungle Book includes the following four activities: 1) a sing-a-long, painting, a coconut shuffle game (which coconut is Mowgli hiding under), and a playable set of Bongos. You can either interact with the games from the opening screen use the selection hot spots available throughout the storybook.
The story contains the highlights of the Disney movie, smoothly connected to form a 16-minute, 33-screen digital book.
What Diane Liked
The artwork and illustrations are quite impressive. Clearly, this is a quality app that honors the Disney classic. The high-drama scenes from the movie are toned down, making this a calming book we enjoyed as a nice bedtime snuggling story. The music is also very well-done and adds to the reading experience.
Just as an observation, having the story narrated vs. character voices reciting lines like other Disney apps did seem to take away slightly from the character development and excitement featured in the movie. Where some of the other Disney apps are almost mini-movies of the original, The Jungle Book is a high-quality, well-done storybook remake.
Rich colors, beautifully haunting music and high quality graphics and narration make this app a tribute to the Disney classic.
To learn more about this app, you can check the complete features of The Jungle Book: Disney Classics or Download it below.
Developer provided promo codes to facilitate the review.