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(Variety)   Bill Murray to be the voice of Baloo in a remake of The Jungle Book. Apparently, Hollywood learned nothing from the Garfield remake   (variety.com) divider line 34
    More: Interesting, Bill Murray, Baloo, Lupita Nyong'o, Giancarlo Esposito, Ben Kingsley, Rudyard Kipling, Christopher Walken, Scarlett Johansson  
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2014-08-02 11:15:07 AM  
What's next, Sir Patrick Stewart as Akela?
 
2014-08-02 01:38:30 PM  
And Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan! Or Kaa...

... or anything, really. Was there an otter in The Jungle Book?
 
2014-08-02 01:45:41 PM  
i'd have cast John Goodman as Baloo.

and Tim Curry as Shere Khan.
 
2014-08-02 01:50:33 PM  
 
2014-08-02 01:51:05 PM  
No.
 
2014-08-02 01:52:50 PM  
Another movie that didn't need to be remade.
 
2014-08-02 01:55:25 PM  
There was a Garfield "remake"? I thought there was only one crappy movie and some crappy sequels.
 
2014-08-02 02:17:20 PM  
37.media.tumblr.com

"So do you have any regrets?"
"Garfield, maybe."
 
2014-08-02 02:24:28 PM  
"Christopher Walken as King Louie"

Walken's rendition of "I Wanna Be Like You" should be fun.
 
2014-08-02 02:26:45 PM  
Bill Murray does have the bear necessities.  He doesn't have any worries or any strife.
 
2014-08-02 02:41:06 PM  

Weatherkiss: And Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan! Or Kaa...

... or anything, really. Was there an otter in The Jungle Book?


There's a mongoose, and they're pretty otter like.
 
2014-08-02 02:44:06 PM  

FlyingLizardOfDoom: What's next, Sir Patrick Stewart as Akela?


Weatherkiss: And Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan! Or Kaa...

... or anything, really. Was there an otter in The Jungle Book?


Reading articles is hard.

"Previously announced cast include Christopher Walken as King Louie, Giancarlo Esposito as Akela, Ben Kingsley and Lupita Nyong'o as Bagheera and Raksha, respectively; Idris Elba as Shere Khan; Scarlett Johansson as Kaa; and newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli."
 
2014-08-02 02:50:17 PM  

CraicBaby: FlyingLizardOfDoom: What's next, Sir Patrick Stewart as Akela?

Weatherkiss: And Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan! Or Kaa...

... or anything, really. Was there an otter in The Jungle Book?

Reading articles is hard.

"Previously announced cast include Christopher Walken as King Louie, Giancarlo Esposito as Akela, Ben Kingsley and Lupita Nyong'o as Bagheera and Raksha, respectively; Idris Elba as Shere Khan; Scarlett Johansson as Kaa; and newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli."


I was already going to go see this when it was announced that Idris Elba was going to voice Shere Kahn. I was ready to pre-order the tickets right now when I saw the headline. After reading the line-up, I think I'm more forward to this more than Episode 7.


Also, Maleficent was amazingly good. I've got a lot of hope for these Disney live-action versions now.
 
2014-08-02 02:57:40 PM  
I am sitting and waiting for my daughters jungle book play to start so I'm getting a kick etc...

Actually I'm just counting down until I can go see gaurdians of the galaxy at 7pm!
 
2014-08-02 03:05:53 PM  

grimlock1972: i'd have cast John Goodman as Baloo.

and Tim Curry as Shere Khan.


brilliant!
 
2014-08-02 03:15:38 PM  

Snapper Carr: "Christopher Walken as King Louie"


Fano: There's a mongoose, and they're pretty otter like.


You read these posts too quickly and you can hear the second one in Walken's voice.
 
2014-08-02 03:17:31 PM  
But Murray has learned how to get a paycheck by not really working.  I'm not seeing a problem with this.
 
2014-08-02 03:22:16 PM  

Snapper Carr: "Christopher Walken as King Louie"

Walken's rendition of "I Wanna Be Like You" should be fun.


I... wanna be like.. you... hoo-hoo. Walk... like you. Talk... like you. Hoo.
 
2014-08-02 04:06:03 PM  
Here's a clip from early Disney on Louis Prima auditioning and recording for the Jungle Book.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV8HrpOu1FA
 
2014-08-02 04:14:22 PM  

Fano: grimlock1972: i'd have cast John Goodman as Baloo.

and Tim Curry as Shere Khan.

brilliant!


You guys apparently missed this one:

upload.wikimedia.org

/No, Tim Curry wasn't Khan
//It was Tony Jay, who is just as awesome
///Or was, RIP
 
2014-08-02 04:34:52 PM  
Oh, please. Bill Murray was the least of that movie's problems.

/It's like blaming him for Space Jam.
 
2014-08-02 04:44:36 PM  
Bill Murray had Lorenzo Music fired from "The Real Ghostbusters" cartoon show for making Peter
Venkman sound "too much like Garfield"....and then Bill Murray took over as Garfield in "Garfield:
The Movie" and "A Tale of Two Kitties", neither of which did much to enhance Garfield's career,
after Lorenzo Music passed on in 2001.
 
2014-08-02 04:44:54 PM  
Phil Harris has big shoes to fill.
 
2014-08-02 04:46:34 PM  
Ditto Louis Prima.
 
2014-08-02 05:12:20 PM  
Another movie that didn't need to be remade.

This.

/yooo-hooo, I wanna be like yooo-hooo....
//I thought Baloo in Tale Spin was even better
///reminded me of my first flight instructor, an ex-navy carrier pilot
\\he flew RA-5C's. How badass is that?
 
2014-08-02 05:24:19 PM  

mark12A: Another movie that didn't need to be remade.

This.

/yooo-hooo, I wanna be like yooo-hooo....
//I thought Baloo in Tale Spin was even better
///reminded me of my first flight instructor, an ex-navy carrier pilot
\\he flew RA-5C's. How badass is that?


I'm not knocking anyone who served and I'm certainly not questioning the talents of any carrier pilot. But...

www.paly61.com

The Bird Dog. A Cessna with rockets and other niceties.

/Ed McMahon flew 80 combat missions in the Bird Dog in Korea. That's farking amazing.
 
2014-08-02 05:33:09 PM  
Bird Dog=Mega Badass

/flown lots of Cessnas. No rockets, sadly...
 
2014-08-02 06:33:17 PM  

CraicBaby: FlyingLizardOfDoom: What's next, Sir Patrick Stewart as Akela?

Weatherkiss: And Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan! Or Kaa...

... or anything, really. Was there an otter in The Jungle Book?

Reading articles is hard.

"Previously announced cast include Christopher Walken as King Louie, Giancarlo Esposito as Akela, Ben Kingsley and Lupita Nyong'o as Bagheera and Raksha, respectively; Idris Elba as Shere Khan; Scarlett Johansson as Kaa; and newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli."


Since when do we read articles on Fark?
 
2014-08-02 07:04:27 PM  
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2014-08-02 07:07:57 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: [37.media.tumblr.com image 500x686]

"So do you have any regrets?"
"Garfield, maybe."


Came here to post this, best cameo ever.
 
2014-08-02 07:15:49 PM  
It's true, this man has no dikdik.
 
2014-08-02 07:36:19 PM  
No one will ever Baloo you.
 
2014-08-03 01:34:10 AM  
Murray does stuff like this so he can afford to spend six weeks in Germany with Wes Anderson just to shoot one or two scenes.
 
2014-08-03 09:02:36 PM  

FlyingLizardOfDoom: What's next, Sir Patrick Stewart as Akela?


Patrick Stewart could be the voice of Cinderella, and it would still be an epic good movie.
 
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