Does anyone else find it really weird that all the jungle animals talk in dapper-as-heck English accents but all the monkeys talk jive and are all voiced by black actors? Like, no one else finds that weird? What about King Louie's desire to be a "real person?" He's wanting equality that the viewer knows he'll never get because he's just an ape.
Maybe we're reading too much into it, but we'll just leave you on this note: the guy who wrote The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling, is the same guy who penned the famous poem, "The White Man's Burden." 'Kay, bye.