REVIEW: New children’s audio storybook “Disney Parks Presents: Jungle Cruise,” narrated by John Lasseter

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Disney’s world-famous Jungle Cruise receives read-a-long treatment for “Disney Parks Presents” latest colorful collection pun-powered pages.  Impressive illustrations by Erwin Madrid join well-known words crafted by Walt Disney Imagineering and Jungle Cruise Skippers.

Departing from the usual addition of attraction music, “Disney Parks Presents: Jungle Cruise” borrows from Disneyland records read-a-long LP/Storybook editions with a simulated ride experience narrated by the former Chief Creative Officer of Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Skipper” John Lasseter (complete with audio cues to turn the page).

Anyone who’s enjoyed Adventureland’s tropical tour of wild animal infested rivers of the world will easily recognize the lines found within this newest attraction book and CD edition.  Clever commentary by Skipper John Lasseter (with assistance from Skipper Lindsey) brings all the bad puns and terrible jokes to life from the classic attraction. Before entering the world of animation, Lasseter famously once held a job as a Jungle Cruise Skipper at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.

Famous Jungle Cruise scenes like Schweitzer Falls (including the backside of water), camp raiding gorillas, and bathing Indian Elephants as well as dangerous hippos, sinister snakes, and hundreds of plant varieties come to life with Erwin Madrid’s full-page illustrations.

Pop in the included compact disc and enjoy a leisurely ten minute adventure on board the “Congo Queen” as Skipper John points out all the excitement along the shore and within the world’s wild waterways. Subtle sound track score adds to sounds of the jungle to paint a tropical background for Skipper John’s PUN-ishing narration and groan-worthy liners.  Read along and re-live this two-and-a-half-week adventure; just be sure to turn the page when boat whistle’s sound their toot-toot.

“Safari so good?” Yes? Of course, its “yes,” otherwise you’d be in de-Nile. Grab a copy of this amazing adventure to enjoy this clever cruise in the comfort of your own home.  This hardcover collectable book and CD will definitely delight fans of the Disney attraction.

“Disney Parks Presents: Jungle Cruise” is available from Amazon for $15.19.

Other hard cover editions in this colorful series of classic attraction adaptations also arrive with Compact Disc to deliver each ride’s theme song. Lyrics to these beloved attraction tunes become prose for the books’ full page, enchanting illustrations.

“Disney Parks Presents: Pirates of the Caribbean”

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“Disney Parks Presents: The Haunted Mansion”

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“Disney Parks Presents: It’s a Small World”

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Source and images: Amazon, Michael Gavin

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