Disney’s casting decisions for ’The Jungle Book’ voice-over actors seem to have affected the tone of the film quite a bit.


♪ [music] ♪
Jon Favreau: John: The Jungle Book
is a great story.
Jon Favreau: And as with all of my films,
it starts with the cast.
Jon Favreau: We have Bill Murray in
the role of Baloo.
I know what you came for.
Come and get it,
you pussy.
♪ [music] ♪
Jon Favreau: Chris Walken plays
King Louie,
Jolly son of a bitch.
Christopher Walken: Well, King Louie is the
king of the jungle.
Christopher Walken: He's a gigantic
You fucked up one
to many times.
Jon Favreau: Idris Elba plays Shere
Khan, the tiger.
Jon Favreau: He's got a lot of power
to his voice.
I ain't involved in that
gangster bullshit no more.
Idris Elba: Idris: I think the most exciting
thing about being apart of
Idris Elba: this project was that my
daughter and my son
Idris Elba: are going to get to see a
classic with their dad's voice.
That motherfucker would've
taken down the whole fucking
show, starting with
you, killer!
Jon Favreau: Scarlett Johansson plays
Kaa, the snake.
I'm sorry. I've been lying to
you since the first date
that we started
dating on.
Scarlett Johansson: Scarlett: In this film, Kaa is
more of story teller.
So what the fuck is
wrong with you?
What the fuck are
you doing, huh?
Jon Favreau: Jon: We have Lupita Nyong'o
in the roll of Raksha.
Lupita Nyong'o: Lupita: Raksha is the protector,
the eternal mother.
Thank you to the academy for
this incredible recognition.
Lupita Nyong'o: I felt really
connect to that.
Jon Favreau: Giancarlo Esposito plays
Akela the alpha wolf.
I will kill your
infant daughter.
Jon Favreau: Sir Ben Kingsley
plays Bagheera.
Neel Sethi: Bagheera!
Ben Kingsley: The characters are
really well defined.
I don't give two fucks what
Jackie big tits thinks about
me coming back.
She can think what
she fucking likes.
Jon Favreau: Jon: All of these people have come
together to create something
Jon Favreau: big and exciting.
Male Voice:
No fucking way man.