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    Baloo (The Jungle Book)

    Baloo (The Jungle Book)
    You'd better believe it.
    Gender: Male
    Type: Happy-Go-Lucky Bear
    Age: Unknown
    Species: Sloth Bear/Brown Bear
    Portrayed by: Phil Harris (original)

    Thurl Ravenscroft (Disney on Parade)
    Ed Gilbert (TaleSpin)
    Pamela Adlon (Jungle Cubs)
    Brian Doyle-Murray (Mowgli's Story)
    Steven Curtis Chapman (Jungle Book Groove Party)
    John Goodman (2003 sequel)
    Joel McCrary (2002-present)
    Bill Murray (2016 film)

    Status: Alive
    Media of origin: The Jungle Book

    Baloo is the deuteragonist of Disney's 1967 animated feature film The Jungle Book. He is a fun-loving, easygoing, and good-natured sloth bear who becomes the best friend of a "man-cub" named Mowgli. He is voiced by Phil Harris.

    Why He Rocks

    1. He is very friendly and optimistic.
    2. He helps teach Mowgli about having fun during "The Bare Necessities".
    3. He receives a lot of character development in the spinoff; TaleSpin, where he becomes a very skilled pilot.
    4. His design is great, even for a cartoon bear.
    5. He cares a lot about others, especially Mowgli, like when he saves Mowgli from King Louie and Shere Khan.
    6. His song "The Bare Necessities" is very catchy and well written.
    7. Phil Harris does a great job voicing him.

    Bad Qualities

    1. Due to his design, it’s hard to tell that he’s either a Sloth Bear or a Brown Bear, though this is understandable considering the character was designed for Disney standards.
    2. He can be a little stubborn at times, especially in TaleSpin.
    3. He was a bit flawed outside of the original movie and TaleSpin


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