New Jungle Book clips, Bill Murray sings ‘Bare Necessities’


Bill Murray is voicing Baloo in the upcoming Disney live-action movie, The Jungle Book, and many fans are wondering whether they’d get to hear the actor perform the songs from the classic animated film. While it’s not a confirmation, Murray was seen on Jimmy Kimmel last night performing “The Bare Necessities” along with Neel Sethi, who plays Mowgli.

And here’s the classic song for comparison.

Disney has also released two new clips and an IMAX featurette. Check them out below.

“King Louie” Film Clip

“Baloo” Film Clip

Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. 

The Jungle Book hits theaters on April 15, 2016.

Source: Disney via EW

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