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Jungle Book (2016): The VOICES behind Shere Khan, Bagheera and more!

Merry Christmas!

On this special Christmas Day of 2018, there is an exclusive broadcast of Jungle Book (2016) on the BBC.

Airing at 3:10 pm on BBC One, here is everything you need to know about the celebrity voices behind the likes of Shere Khan, Baloo and Bagheera.

Jungle Book Baloo Voice

The voice of Baloo is expressed by none other than Bill Murray!

The legendary actor is most famous for his starring role in Ghostbusters during the 1980s.

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Jungle Book Bagheera Voice

Bagheera is played by Ben Kingsley, a hugely experienced actor with over 175 IMDB credits.

The 75-year-old also depicts General Woundwort in the 2018 Watership Down adaption on the BBC and Netflix.

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Jungle Book Shere Khan Voice

The rumbling, powerful and fierce voice of Shere Khan is also that of Idris Elba’s.

Idris is the star of TV series Luther and has also appeared in the likes of Thor, Star Trek and Pacific Rim.

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Jungle Book Kaa Voice

Scarlett Johansson plays Kaa in Jungle Book (2016).

You’ll recognise her as Black Widow in the Avengers franchise as well as a ton of other movies.

Interestingly, she was also the voice of Mindy in the Spongebob Squarepants Movie!

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Jungle Book King Louie Voice

The incredible cast list doesn’t stop there with King Louie portrayed through the voice of Christopher Walken.

Other key roles include that of Lupita Nyong’o, who voices Raksha, and also played Nakia in 2018’s Hollywood hit Black Panther.

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