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Bill Murray reportedly joins Disney's The Jungle Book, will voice Baloo

Jon Favreau's live-action/animation take on Disney's The Jungle Book just keeps adding star power.

Bill Murray will reportedly voice Baloo the bear, joining Christopher Walken (King Louie), Ben Kingsley (Bagheera the panther), Lupita Nyong'o (Raksha the mother wolf), Scarlett Johansson (Kaa the python) and Idris Elba (Shere Khan the tiger). All of those big names could overshadow 10-year-old Neel Sethi, who will star as Mowgli, but we'll have to wait for the film to hit theaters in October 2015 to find out for sure.

In the meantime, get a little nostalgic with this classic scene from the original movie (and have fun imaging Murray bouncing around as Baloo). --Sarah Eberspacher