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Ben Kingsley Cast in Jungle Book

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By Robert T. Trate     June 25, 2014
Source: Walt Disney


Jungle Book arrives October 9th, 2015.
© Walt Disney

Walt Disney has announced that Sir Ben Kingsley has been cast in Disney’s The Jungle Book. The adaptation will combine live action and animation. Kingsley has been cast as Bagheera, the panther. Bagheera was originally played by Sebastian Cabot in the 1967 original film.  

Press Release: Academy Award-winning actor Ben Kingsley has been cast as the voice of Bagheera in Disney’s upcoming The Jungle Book. Directed by Jon Favreau from a script by Justin Marks, The Jungle Book combines live action and animated filmmaking. The Jungle Book arrives in theaters in 3D on October 9, 2015.

The Jungle Book features Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o and is directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and Chef)

The Jungle Book arrives October 9th, 2015.

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monkeyfoot 6/25/2014 12:22:38 PM

From what I read before all the animal actors will be doing motion capture for their performances. I'm wondering if their on-screen CG versions will look like real animals or will they appear as some sort of cartoon like human/animal creatures. This is a fantasy tale so either approach could work.

Muenster 6/25/2014 6:37:20 PM

Only John Goodman can be Baloo Bear.

BarbedArrowGames 6/25/2014 7:28:02 PM

I would agree with Goodman as Baloo. ESPECIALLY  from a motion capture stand point.

VindicatedMalgus 6/27/2014 4:47:56 PM

one of my favorite cheeses

 

 

 

 

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