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Bill Murray Adds His Voice as Baloo to Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Remake

Posted By Kotei Kotey On August 4, 2014 @ 2:14 pm In Bulletin Today,Entertainment | No Comments

Bill Murray is the latest celeb [1] announced for the cast of Disney’s new live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book [2]. He’ll be the voice of Baloo, the lovable bear who became popular after singing the Bare Necessities [3] in Disney’s 1967 animated version.

'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Premiere - 64th Berlinale International Film Festival [4]Best known for starring in Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, Lost in Translation and many more smash hits, [5] the Saturday Night Live alum is no stranger to voicing animated characters. You heard him as the self-interested lead cat in Garfield: The Movie and Garfield 2: Tail of Two Kitties. He also voiced Clive Badger in Fantastic Mr. Fox and is set to be Addison Drake in B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations.

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Actors Christopher Walken [7], Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba and Lupita Nyong’o will join Murray in The Jungle Book, scheduled to reach theaters Oct. 9, 2015.

 

Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

 

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[1] celeb: http://www.aarp.org/entertainment/style-trends/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-DOTORG

[2] The Jungle Book: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jungle_Book

[3] Bare Necessities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ogQ0uge06o

[4] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/400-bill-murray.jpeg

[5] many more smash hits,: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000195/

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[7] Christopher Walken: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/07/14/christopher-walken-to-play-captain-hook-in-nbcs-peter-pan/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[8] ‘When Will I Be Loved?’: Linda Ronstadt Gets an Answer: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/07/29/when-will-i-be-loved-linda-ronstadt-gets-an-answer/?intcmp=AE-ENDART1-BL-REL

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