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Phil Harris, Baloo — Disney Animals Then and Now


Then: A singer, jazz musician, and comedian, Phil Harris was a pioneer in radio sitcoms, a career that led quite naturally to television and voice acting.

Now: ‘The Jungle Book’ marked Harris’ debut as a voice actor for animated films, but Disney devotees know it wasn’t his last. He went on to lend his spirited voice to ‘The AristoCats’ swinging tomcat O’Malley, ‘Robin Hoods’ bear best friend Little John, as well as the affable Basset Hound named Patou in Don Bluth’s ‘Rock-A-Doodle.’ Though Harris died in 1995, he has left behind a vibrant legacy of beloved characters that are sure to be enjoyed for generations more.

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