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.
- The Bare Necessities (The Jungle Book)
- You Are a Human Animal (The Mickey Mouse Club)
- Cinderella Work Song (Cinderella)
- Old Yeller (Old Yeller)
- Figaro and Cleo (Figaro and Cleo)
- Winnie the Pooh (The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh)
- I Wanna Be Like You (The Jungle Book)
- Look Out for Mr. Stork (Dumbo)
- Everybody Wants to Be a Cat (The Aristocats)
- The Ugly Bug Ball (Summer Magic)
- The Bare Necessities (Reprise)
- Known as El Libro de la Selva: Ritmo en la Selva in Spanish, released in Spain and only a limited amount of copies were released in the United States.
- "You Are a Human Animal" uses footage from All the Cats Join In, For Whom the Bulls Toil, The Aristocats, Farmyard Symphony, You And Your... Sense Of Touch, Lambert the Sheepish Lion, Birds in the Spring and Figaro and Cleo.
- 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.
With the Talents of
- Corey Burton - Professor Owl
- Sebastian Cabot - Bagheera (archive footage)
- Eddie Carroll - Jiminy Cricket
- Scatman Crothers - Scat Cat (archive footage)
- Cliff Edwards - Jiminy Cricket (archive footage)
- Phil Harris - Baloo, Thomas O'Malley (archive footage)
- Sterling Holloway - Mr. Stork (archive footage)
- Bruce Reitherman - Mowgli (archive footage)
- Paul Winchell - Hit Cat (archive footage)