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Bill Murray Cast as Baloo the Bear in Disney / Warner Pissing Contest

Bill Murray Cast as Baloo the Bear in Disney / Warner Pissing Contest

Murray joined Disney's production of The Jungle Book just hours after Warner Bros announce a 2016 release date for their rival Jungle Book: Origins.



Source: Variety

I know what you're thinking, but no, we're not making this up. Yes, Disney is working on another adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book. And yes, Warner Bros is planning a rival adaptation of the Public Domain work called Jungle Book: Origins. And yes, Disney, whose movie is coming out in October of 2015, announced the casting of Bill Murray as the voice of Baloo the Bear right after Warner Bros announced their October 2016 release date. This isn't the first time the two companies have clashed. Disney-owned Marvel Studios were forced into a game of chicken over their May 6, 2016 release date for Captain America 3 by Warner's DC Comics extravaganza Superman v Batman: Dawn of Justice. Perhaps this was a bit of revenge?

Whatever the case, it's good to see that corporations not only have the same rights as people, but they also act just as petty and juvenile as people when squabbling over the rights to a story in the public domain that they bribe the US Government to never allow their own work to fall into.





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