Disney’s Live-Action JUNGLE BOOK Casts Voice of Baloo

What would THE JUNGLE BOOK mean to us without having learned “The Bare Necessities”?

Disney announced that the lovable talks bear that, along with Bagheera the panther (voiced by Lupita Nyong’o), teaches Mowgli the ways of the jungle will be voiced by none other than Bill Murray!

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The film will directed by Jon Favreau, based off a script by Justin Marks. It will also star Ben Kinglsey, Christopher Walken, Scarlett Johansson and Idris Elba.

THE JUNGLE BOOK is due out in theaters on October 9, 2015.