Originally Posted by Le Saboteur
I think the real concern is the voice acting. Established stars are cast for the name/voice recognition,...
Yeah, voice casting has become a big downer for me over the past 20 years or so. They should hire a modern-day Phil Harris, who voiced Baloo (& Abraham Delacey Giuseppe Casey Thomas O'Malley the Alley Cat)
and whose face was & still is
unknown to the general public. Hired for his voice, not his name.
That said, Ben Kingsley as Bagheera is intriguing! However this thing turns out, I highly doubt that it'll be superior to Disney's '67 version (nor their superb, live-action adaptation from 1994) and, despite my expectations, I will definitely see it…and the other
new one! Kipling lives on…and that is good.
To whichever Mod: Thanks for changing the thread title as per Sabo's suggestion. Can we drop the "(s)", though?