The 2016 Kids’ State Dinner: Jungle Book Performance


Michele Obama: Hey
guys what’s going on? How’s lunch, what are you
eating, how’s the food? (applause) Yeah, well we’ve got to
thank our chefs, you guys way to go, great
recipes, yes. Yes to our chefs. (applause) Well I promise you guys a
little more fun and so we have some entertainment for
you guys today because this is a State Dinner and we
always have entertainment at our State Dinners. Okay, so this
is no different. So it is my pleasure I want
to make we are welcoming all the way from Walt Disney
World Resort we have with today the performers from
the Jungle Book Alive with Magic. You guys come on in. (applause) ♪ (music plays) ♪ Male Speaker: Come on
everybody put your hands together. ♪ (music plays) ♪ Male Speaker: Get
those hands going. You’re at the White House. ♪ (music plays) ♪ (applause) Male Speaker: (laughs)
Namaste that is how we greet each other in India. Can you say it with me? Namaste, wow look at us
all here by name is Fadl and
I have brought some friends with me and we are so
honored to be here it is our pleasure. But I hear we some very
innovative chefs among us so congratulations to you. (applause) Male Speaker: You’ve got
your plates chosen for the healthy lunchtime challenge
that’s incredible. And you know food it is the
center of every celebration as is music and dance
and story telling. And today we have a very
special story for you it’s the story of
The Jungle Book. Has anybody seen
The Jungle Book? Has anyone read
The Jungle Book? (applause) Male Speaker: Alright,
that’s the beauty of stories, reading, you’re
able to travel all over the world without every having
to leave your hometown and today we’re going to be
traveling to the wild jungles of India. In The Jungle Book the wolf
pack family they live by what they call the
law of the jungle. It’s a set of guidelines to
keep them together as one so my friends and I we want to
share that along with you. Let me hear the law. Cast: This is the law of
the jungle as old and as true as the sky. The wolf that keeps it may
prosper but the wolf that breaks it will die. Like the creeper that
girdles the tree trunk the law runneth over and back
for the strength of the pack is the wolf and the strength
of the wolf is the pack. Male Speaker: Come on
everybody howl with us. Male Speaker: (laughs),
alright you guy are all now part of our wolf
pack family. And The Jungle Book is a
grand story and it’s filled with adventure and danger
and friendship but at the heart of it all it’s
family and acceptance. So let’s begin. But first we need music,
musicians, the sitar, mystical, bansuri, the
violin, heartwarming, the tabla, and, exciting. Each Indian instrument
is beautiful but played together harmony. ♪ (music plays) ♪ Male Speaker: And
now The Jungle Book. ♪ (music plays) ♪ Male Speaker: Once upon a
time in the wild jungles of India Bagheera a wise
panther once said, “Many strange tales are told of
this jungle but none so strange as the tale of the
cub we called Mowgli.” Several years before our
tale takes place Bagheera he found the young man cub and
brought him to be raised by a pack of wolves as
one of their own. Does anybody know
what they called him? Cast: Mowgli, Mowgli. ♪ (music plays) ♪ Male Speaker: That’s right
they called him Mowgli but not every animal in the
jungle believed Mowgli belonged there. Shere Khan a fearsome tiger
reminded the animals of that. ♪ (music plays) ♪ Shere Khan: A man cub
becomes man and man is forbidden. Male Speaker: To save his
family from Shere Khan Mowgli decided to find a
new home a place where he belonged but before he left
his wolf mother Raksha told him. Raksha: Never forget
this you are mine. Mine to leave, no matter
where you go, or what they may call you; you will
always be my son. ♪ (music plays) ♪ Males Speaker: And with a
final goodbye Bagheera and Mowgli adventured
for a new home. ♪ (music plays) ♪ Male Speaker: The beauty of
the jungle opened up before them. ♪ (music plays) ♪ Male Speaker: On their
journey they encountered a parade of elephants and
Bagheera taught the elephants created this world
for where they made furrows with their tusks
the rivers ran. Where they blew their trunks
the leaves fell; they created all that belonged
the mountains, the trees, the birds in the trees. Along the path Shere Khan
surprised attacked Bagheera and Mowgli. Bagheera he warned Mowgli. Listen this is not a game go
to the north to the sky go into the night. I will find you
on that path go! ♪ (music plays) ♪ Male Speaker: Suddenly
Mowgli was alone in the jungle. He met the giant
python snake Kaa. Who tried to hypnotize him
with her voice and eyes. Kaa: What are you doing
so deep in the jungle? Are you alone? That’s not good. We should never be alone. Let go of your fear now. Trust in me. ♪ (music plays) ♪ ♪ Kaa: Trust
in me, trust in me. ♪ ♪ Shut your eyes and
trust and in me. ♪ ♪ You can sleep safe and
sound knowing I am around. ♪ ♪ Slip into silent slumber,
sail on a silver mist, ♪ ♪ slowing, surely your senses
will cease to resist. ♪ ♪ Just relax be at rest,
like a bird in a nest. ♪ ♪ Trust in me, trust in me shut your eyes and trust in me. ♪ (applause) Male Speaker: Just when all
seemed lost Mowgli meet his new best friend who saved
him from Kaa’s coils. Does anybody know who it is? Let me give you a
hint he’s a bear. Baloo that’s right. Baloo: You say you want to
be a man cub you want to go to the man village. Well I say you can be a man
right here that’s the Baloo way. ♪ (music plays) ♪ ♪ Baloo: Look for
the bare necessities the ♪ ♪ simple bare necessities
forget about your worries ♪ ♪ and your strife. ♪ ♪ I mean the bare necessities
old mother nature’s recipes ♪ ♪ that brings the bare
necessities of life. ♪ ♪ Wherever I wander, wherever
I roam, I couldn’t be fonder ♪ ♪ of my big home the bees are
buzzing in the tree to make ♪ ♪ some honey just for me when
you look under the rocks and ♪ ♪ plants and take a glance at
the fancy ants and maybe try ♪ ♪ a few (laughs) the bare
necessities of life will ♪ ♪ come to you. ♪ ♪ Alright now here we go. ♪ ♪ (music plays) ♪ (laughs) here
we go right through here. ♪ Look for the bare
necessities the simple bare ♪ ♪ necessities forget about
your worries and you strife ♪ ♪ I mean the bare necessities
that’s why a bear can rest ♪ ♪ at ease with just the
bare necessities of life. ♪ ♪ Now if you pick a paw paw or
a prickly pear and you pick ♪ ♪ a raw paw next time beware. ♪ ♪ Don’t pick the prickly pear
by the paw if you pick a ♪ ♪ pear try to use the claw. ♪ ♪ But you don’t need to use
the claw if you pick the ♪ ♪ pear of the big paw paw. ♪ ♪ Have I given you a clue? ♪ ♪ The bare necessities of
life will come to you. ♪ ♪ (laughs) let em come to you. ♪ ♪ They’ll come to you. ♪ (laughs) (applause) Male Speaker: What fun
but like every good story there’s always a twist. One day when Mowgli was
alone in the jungle he got carried away by a
bunch of monkeys. Who expected monkeys? And they brought him to
their protector King Louie. King Louie: I am the King of
the Bandela King Louie only I can protect you and
I will for a price. There is one thing you have
and that’s the one thing I want the red flower. ♪ (music plays) ♪ ♪ King Louie: Now
I’m the king of the swingers ♪
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♪ I’ve reached the top and
had to stop and that’s what ♪ ♪ bothering me. ♪ ♪ I want to be a man man-cub
and go right into town and ♪ ♪ be just like the other men
I’m tired of monkeying around. ♪ ♪ So who woo ooh I want to be
like you, I want to walk ♪ ♪ like you, talk like you too. ♪ ♪ And so you see its true
someone like me can learn to ♪ ♪ be human too. ♪ ♪ That’s right. ♪ ♪ Don’t try to kid me man-cub
and don’t get in a snit what ♪ ♪ I desire is mans red fire
so I can be like you. ♪ ♪ Give me the secret man-cub
just proof me what to do; ♪ ♪ give me the power of mans
red flower and make my dream ♪ ♪ come true. ♪ ♪ So woo woo ooh ooh I want to
be like you, I wanna walk ♪ ♪ like you, talk like you, do
you see its true ooh ooh ♪ ♪ someone like me can
learn to be human too. ♪ ♪ Here we go. ♪ ♪ (music plays) ♪ ♪ Now you might think it’s
ridiculous that me a ♪ ♪ gigantopitecus would ever
dream I’d like to team with ♪ ♪ the likes of a human-cub. ♪ ♪ But together we have powers
all the jungles precious ♪ ♪ hours I got desire you’ve
got that fire so my dream ♪ ♪ takes two. ♪ ♪ Ooh shobie doo I want to be
like you hey I want to walk ♪ ♪ like you, talk like you too. ♪ ♪ You see it’s true that
someone like me like me can ♪ ♪ learn to be human too. ♪ ♪ Can learn to be human too,
can learn to be human too. ♪ (applause) Male Speaker:
Back to our story. Now Mowgli managed to get
away from King Louie but not before King Louie told him
his wolf pack family was in danger. Determined to save his
family Mowgli reached for the most powerful thing he
could think of man’s red flower. Fire. Female Speaker: They
call it the red flower. Man’s creation it brings warmth and light and destruction. Male Speaker: Let it loose
and it destroys everything it touches. ♪ (music plays) ♪ Male Speaker: Nothing in
this jungle can stand up to the red flower. Male Speaker: As Mowgli ran
to save his family sparks from his fire torch ignited
a fire in the jungle. ♪ (music plays) ♪ Male Speaker: Realizing what
he had done Mowgli threw the fire into the river. He stood up he looked as
Shere Khan with all of his friends by his side he said. Cast: I’m not afraid of you. I’m not afraid
of you anymore. ♪ (music plays) ♪ Male Speaker: The fire it
still burned all around them though. But then — ♪ (music plays) ♪ Male Speaker: — a parade
of elephants appeared and Bagheera reminded, “Where
they made furrows with their tusks in the ground
there the rivers ran.” And the elephants they
redirected the rivers by using trees and rocks. They put out the fire once
again peace was restored and Bagheera recounted in my
years, “I’ve seen a lot in this jungle but that night
I saw something I’ll never forget.” Cast: “I saw a little boy
without a people bring all the jungle together for
the very first time.” Male Speaker: And from that
day forward the jungle was a community of different
animals that all came together as one. Because young Mowgli stood
up for the family he loved. Let me hear the law. Cast: This is the law of
the jungle as old and as true as the sky. The wolf that keeps it may
prosper but the wolf that breaks it will die. Like the creeper that
girdles the tree trunk the law runneth over and back
for the strength of the pack is the wolf and the strength
of the wolf is the pack. Male Speaker: Our
celebration isn’t over yet. Female Speaker: We have a
special surprise for you. Male Speaker: Everybody
clap your hands and come together. Female Speaker: Welcome
King Louie and Baloo. (applause) ♪ (music plays) ♪ ♪ King Louie: Ooh be
doo I want to be like you I ♪ ♪ want to walk like you,
talk like you too. ♪ ♪ You see its true ooh be doo
that someone like me can ♪ ♪ learn to be human too. ♪ ♪ Yeah learn to be human too. ♪ ♪ Can learn to be human too. ♪ ♪ Cast: Go Louie, go Louie. ♪ ♪ Go ahead Baloo. ♪ ♪ (music plays) ♪ ♪ Baloo: (laughs)
Look for the bare ♪ ♪ necessities the simple bare
necessities forget about ♪ ♪ your worries
and your strife. ♪ ♪ I mean the bare necessities
that’s why a bear can rest ♪ ♪ at ease with just the
bare necessities of life. ♪ ♪ Wherever I wander, wherever
I roam I couldn’t be fonder ♪ ♪ of my big home. ♪ ♪ The bees are buzzing in the
tree to make some honey just ♪ ♪ for me when you look under
the rocks and plants and ♪ ♪ take a glance at those big
old ants maybe try a few ♪ ♪ (laughs) the bare
necessities of life will ♪ ♪ come to you. ♪ ♪ (laughs) Oh,
they’ll come to you. ♪ ♪ They’ll come to you. ♪ ♪ Oh, here we go, here we
go, hut, hut, hut, hut. ♪ (applause) Michele Obama: Wow, oh my
goodness the Whip and the Nae Nae with The
Jungle Book Cast. (laughs) (applause) Wasn’t this cool? Did you guys enjoy this? (applause) You see how many people have
worked so hard because you guys are so amazing. Can you believe
this is all for you? (applause) Well I want to thank all of
you and the Disney Resort Company you folks Disney
comes through for us every year. You guys were amazing I
know that you worked hard. I heard you last night
down here rehearsing. (laughter) But you guys did a
magnificent job and I want to thank you for being here
to honor these kid chefs for the great work that they are
doing all across the country to help us live
healthier lives, right. (applause) Let’s thank our
Jungle Book cast. (applause) So with that we’re going to
wrap up the lunch portion of the day but there are still
a few more things in store for you guys. Alright so when I leave here
you guys are going to get to do some more fun stuff
here in the White House. You’ll have the option if
it’s not to hot to check out the White House kitchen
garden but that’s totally up to you because it’s
really hot outside. (laughter) And we’ve got some music
maybe we’ll have a visit from Bo and Sunny. I’m going to see
if we can do that. Can we do that you guys? I’m looking out there maybe
you can go and bring them down. Oh, we got thumbs up so
maybe we’ll get a visit from Bo and Sunny, (applause) So, again I want to thank
you all congratulate our chefs, thank our sponsors,
thank Rachel, thank all of the folks who helped
make this day special. And for the work that you
all do everyday on behalf of our kids. I love you guys,
I love you guys. (applause) So keep doing the
great work okay. Alright well see you later. (applause)

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