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'Jungle Book' star Bill Murray sings 'The Bare Necessities'

Take a moment and "forget about your worries and your strife" ... because this video is a bare necessity!

Disney has remained relatively tight-lipped about "The Jungle Book" and has managed to keep many of the details about the film, out in a just few weeks, under wraps. We do know that, like the 1994 live-action Disney film of the same name, it is a remake of the studio's 1967 animated version of "The Jungle Book." All three films are inspired by the classic Rudyard Kipling novel of the same name.

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We also know that the new "Jungle Book" features the voice of Bill Murray as main character Baloo the bear. And last night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," Murray and his young co-star, Neel Sethi (who plays the human child Mowgli), laid bare what one highlight of the movie will sound like.

With a little convincing from Kimmel and the audience, the two actors stood and launched into "The Bare Necessities" on stage. And as the video shows, they came loaded for bear.

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Sung by Phil Harris (as Baloo) and Bruce Reitherman (as Mowgli) in the '67 "Jungle Book," "The Bare Necessities" was nominated for an Oscar as Best Original Song that year. And Murray and Neel demonstrated that the tune still has plenty of bounce all these years later!

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