ed gilbert's baloo

Date : November 02, 2011

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did ed gilbert really and truly imitate and sound like phil harris's voice when he voiced baloo the bear in talespin and the jungle cubs born to be wild segment.


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Regarding the (late) Ed Gilbert mimicking Phil Harris: Truthfully, I would say no, but he came close quite a few times, and in the end, made the TaleSpin version of Baloo his own.

Now as for Jim Cummings voicing King Louie, and being able to mimic Big Band leader and crooner, Louie Prima...YES!!!

The BEST reproduction of a Jungle Book voice though goes to the late Tony Jay. His rendering of Shere Khan was not just spot on to the late George Saunders (the original Shere Khan) but I think Mr. Jay's characterization was superior; and when he reprised the work for Jungle Book 2, he made the 4-footed version of Shere Khan even MORE evil.

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Regarding the (late) Ed Gilbert mimicking Phil Harris: Truthfully, I would say no, but he came close quite a few times, and in the end, made the TaleSpin version of Baloo his own.

Now as for Jim Cummings voicing King Louie, and being able to mimic Big Band leader and crooner, Louie Prima...YES!!!

The BEST reproduction of a Jungle Book voice though goes to the late Tony Jay. His rendering of Shere Khan was not just spot on to the late George Saunders (the original Shere Khan) but I think Mr. Jay's characterization was superior; and when he reprised the work for Jungle Book 2, he made the 4-footed version of Shere Khan even MORE evil.



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