In one of the best casting decisions of the past few months, Disney has hired Bill Murray to provide the voice for ‘Baloo the Bear’ in the upcoming live-action project The Jungle Book! What an incredible pairing! The whimsical and humorous Baloo provides great comic relief, and sound advice when needed, throughout the film. Great addition to an already incredibly casted crew that features Christopher Walken, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, and Sir Ben Kingsley.
But…this also gives us a further glimpse into how the film will look. Yes, it will be live-action, but this also shows that the film will feature significant CGI. This shouldn’t be a surprise, as we’re not talking about a movie in the vein of The Wizard of Oz, but this should only increase the anticipation to see some of the first production stills. Stay tuned for more!
The Jungle Book is scheduled to release October 9, 2015 in 3D!