Jungle Cubs is an American animated series produced by Disney for ABC in 1996. It was is a television series based on the 1967 film The Jungle Book, but set in the youth of the animal characters. The show was a hit, running for two seasons in syndication before its re-runs to the Disney Channel. The show was broadcast on Toon Disney, but was taken off the schedule in 2001. Re-runs aired on Disney Junior in the US from 2012 to 2013. The show did air in the United Kingdom on Disney Cinemagic and in Latin America until it was removed. The show's theme song is a hip-hop version of the classic song, "The Bare Necessities" performed by Lou Rawls. As of May 31, 2016, every episode of the series is available for purchase on the iTunes Store. The animated series will premiere on Disney Junior (including Latin America, United Kingdom and Ireland, Portugal, Italy, France, Germany and Southeast Asia) on August 5, 2017.