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Yes, Bill Murray’s Baloo will sing “The Bare Necessities” in the new Jungle Book

According to Entertainment Weekly, Jon Favreau is trying to maintain some of the spirit of Disney’s 1967 Jungle Book cartoon in his upcoming live-action remake. That means he’s going to “work in the more memorable moments” from the original, including Baloo the bear’s famous “Bare Necessities” musical number. Now, Favreau’s Jungle Book won’t be a musical, so a big song about how great it is to live outside and eat ants might seem out of place, but at least Baloo is being played by Bill Murray in this version. People love Bill Murray.

Plus, that means we’ll finally be able to hear Bill Murray give advice on what to do when you pick a pawpaw or a prickly pear, and then prick a raw paw. Of course, he’ll probably just say that you shouldn’t pick the prickly pear by the paw, and that when you pick a pear, you should try to use the claw. However, you don’t need to use the claw when you pick a pear of the big pawpaw. Wait…what’s this song about again? Anyway, there’s still no word on whether or not Christopher Walken’s King Louie will sing “I Want To Be Like You,” but maybe it’s for the best that he doesn’t.

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