The Ancient Ruins is one of the setting from Disney's 1967 film, The Jungle Book, its sequel, and television series. In the original film, it was the home of King Louie and the Bandar-log. During Mowgli's rescue by Baloo and Bagheera, the ruins were mostly toppled, but their remains were later occupied by Baloo and the jungle animals when the monkeys departed.
The Bandar-log take Mowgli to the ancient ruins to meet their king. King Louie offers to let Mowgli stay in the Jungle if he can teach him (King Louie) how to make fire through the song "I Wanna Be Like You". Mowgli claims he doesn't know, but Louie refuses to believe. Baloo and Bagheera devise a plan: while Baloo distracts the monkeys, Bagheera will rescue Mowgli. Baloo dresses himself as a female orangutan and dances with Louie. They are discovered after Baloo's costume comes apart and a chase begins. The ruins begin to collapse just as Baloo, Bagheera, and Mowgli make their exit leaving Louie at his destroyed kingdom.
The Ancient Ruins return in the sequel despite crumbling into a pile of rubble in the original film. It is now run by Baloo and the Bandar-log. Mowgli and Baloo travel to the Ancient Ruins in the middle of the film to avoid capture from Bagheera and the villagers. The ruins are featured during the musical number W-I-L-D. They are last seen after the song. Baloo tells the other animals about the Man Village when Mowgli leaves.
The Ancient Ruins reappear in the TV series, serving as the central location for the cubs during the first season.