Aloha my wonderful merfolk!
Whenever Disney release special edition DVD and Blu-Ray’s they usually include deleted scenes or songs that never made it into the finished film. The Jungle Book is no different.
The Jungle Book had six songs written that were not included in the final film. As well as these deleted songs, the Jungle Book recycled a song that had been written for another Disney movie. I love hearing all the songs that never made it. Sometimes I question why they weren’t included.
Let’s have a look at the songs that weren’t included in The Jungle Book!
Brothers All was written by Terry Gilkyson and was originally going to be the opening song of the film.
The Song of the Seeonee
The Song of the Seeonee was another song written by Terry Gilkyson that was cut from the movie. It was to be sung by the Wolf Pack.
Monkey See, Monkey Do
Monkey See, Monkey Do was to be performed by the Bander Log; another name for the group of monkeys. This is another song written by Terry Gilkyson that never made it into the final version of the movie.
I Knew I Belonged To Her
I Knew I Belonged To Her was a song that Mowgli was going to sing to Bagheera. Given the fact Walt did not like Terry Gilkysons songs, this was another that hit the cutting room floor.
In A Days Work
In A Days Work was a song that Baloo and Bagheera were going to sing to Mowgli. Another song written by Terry Gilkyson.
The Mighty Hunter
The Mighty Hunter was a song to be sung by Shere Kahn and Buldeo the Hunter. The latter was a character who was eventually cut from the film. This was one of the songs written by Terry Gilkyson that Disney deemed way too dark.
The Land of Sand
This song was originally written for Mary Poppins but was replaced by the Jolly Holiday sequence. It was then recycled and changed up to become Trust in Me, sung by Kaa.
a mermaid be waiting for you, in mysterious fathoms below