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Of all the films Disney has dug out of its classics collection closet for the live-action reboot treatment, "The Jungle Book" is by far the most likely to cause the studio worries and strife — as Baloo the Bear might chime. Both Rudyard Kipling’s original book, which was written from a British colonialist perspective, and Disney’s own animated adaptation have long been slammed for having racist overtones. "One of the main reasons that ‘The Jungle Book’ needs to be rebooted is to fix the things that became controversial not long after it was released in 1967," Robert Thompson, pop culture expert and media professor at Syracuse University, tells Yahoo Movies. By giving the green light to the new incarnation, hiring Jon Favreau to direct, and tapping a diverse group of A-listers to star – recent Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave”) and Scarlett Johansson (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”) are in talks to join Idris Elba (“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”) on the developing cast list – Thompson suspects Disney is up to the task and must believe the material “is salvageable.” So, what are some of the “Bare Necessities” of a “Jungle Book” overhaul?