Baloo

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Baloo

bear who teaches Mowgli jungle law. [Br. Lit.: The Jungle Books]
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What it lacks is the goofy charm of the 1967 cartoon version (though in fact it's no less of a cartoon, with its computer-generated talking animals) and some sense of left-field irreverence, though admittedly I had to preview the dubbed-into-Greek version and missed the one and only Bill Murray voicing Baloo the bear. Baloo is a bit of an anarchist, defying the other animals' dutiful ethos (rules, he says, are made to be broken).
Joining Sir Ben are Bill Murray as Baloo the bear, Idris Elba, who voices terrifying tiger Shere Khan, Scarlett Johansson as entrancing snake Kaa, Lupita Nyong'o as Mowgli's adoptive mother wolf Raksha and Christopher Walken as the ape, King Louie.
WITH Iron Man director Jon Favreau at the helm and Bill Murray as the voice of Baloo the bear, this new version of The Jungle Book has guaranteed family appeal.
Debney came aboard a year ago to supervise the new song recordings: "The Bare Necessities" by Bill Murray as Baloo the bear, "I Wanna Be Like You" by Christopher Walken as King Louie and "Trust in Me" by Scarlett Johansson as Kaa the python.
It tells the story of Mowgli, a young boy who learns about friendship and the laws and language of the jungle as he embarks on an adventure accompanied by Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear.
Saturday will see the setting at Pinchinthorpe bring the classic animal characters to life as the audience joins Mowgli on his wonderful adventures with the loveable Baloo the Bear, panther Bagheera, mischievous monkeys and tiger Shere Khan.
7 Which US actor is to voice Baloo the Bear in Disney's new version of The Jungle Book?
The cast of the movie includes Bill Murray as Baloo the bear, Ben Kingsley as Bagheera the panther, Neel Sethi as the orphan boy Mowgli, Scarlett Johansson as the snake Kaa, Idris Elba as Shere Khan the tiger, Christopher Walken as King Louie the chimpanzee, Lupita Nyong'o as Rakcha the wolf and Giancarlo Esposito as Akela the wolf.
Inseparable Leo the lion, Baloo the bear and Shere Khan the tiger
Join Shere Khan the tiger, Baloo the bear, and Akela the wolf in this literature and animal primer that uses Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book as a foundation for encouraging a love of books from an early age.
From left, Nolan Psuik of Uxbridge as Shere Khan the tiger, Perry Drugan of Millbury as Baloo the bear, and Nicholas Talbot of Grafton as Mowgli in "The Jungle Book Kids."
Director Wolfgang Reitherman was the king of classic animated Disney offerings in the 1960s and 1970s, and while this may not be up there with 101 Dalmatians, it's certainly a lot of fun, not least because he re-teamed with one of Disney's finest vocalists Phil Harris (aka The Jungle Book's Baloo the Bear).