Disney Sing Along Songs: The Bare Necessities is a Disney Sing Along Songs video released on October 6, 1987. Released to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Jungle Book, it is notably the first Sing Along Songs video in which Jiminy Cricket appears as the host instead of Professor Owl, who appears at the beginning to introduce Jiminy. It is also the first Sing Along Songs video in which the featured songs all have a central theme - in this case, the animal kingdom.
During "Winnie The Pooh", a clip of the opening scene from Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too, then after a clip of Pooh bouncing on the words "Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh Tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff He's Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh Willy nilly silly old bear" then Jiminy said "You can do better than that, so I'll give you more words. Let's do it all over!" So, the rest of the song lyrics appeared on the screen during a montage of clips from all the featurettes.
"The Ugly Bug Ball" uses the original footage from Summer Magic, then it also contains footage from classic Disney bug cartoons throughout the rest of the song.
The closing credits use the still background from The Jungle Book instead of the blue one.
One of the last Disney videocassette releases to have the print logo sandwiched between blue lines on the tape label.