The Jungle Book was released in 2016 by Walt Disney Pictures, the noted creators of the classic 1967 animated feature film. Part live-action, part-CGI, the film was hailed as a benchmark for computer-generated realism in animation in regards to both rendering and motion-capture with the various animals and their associated actors. The tale follows Mowgli, an orphaned boy living in a jungle with several animal guardians. He must avoid the tiger Shere Khan and seek to find his place in a world where many feel he does not belong.
Baloo, voiced by Bill Murray, is one of those animal guardians. A sloth bear, he has a very casual, laid-back demeanor and approach to life, although caring for Mowgli tests his tenacity to survive not for his own sake, but for the sake of those in his care.