Costume evolution of Baloo (1967-present).
|1967-1970||Baloo is taller and has black fur a black nose and small round eyes together. The performer peers through his neck with a vision hole on it in order to see.|
|1969-1974||The Disney on Parade version. His fur is blue instead of grey to give a colorful effect to the Jungle Book segment.|
|1970-1978||Baloo is slightly shorter than the previous counterpart and has a bluish color.|
| Baloo's neck becomes shorter again and his fur becomes a bit shaggier. His eyes shrink a bit and his eyebrows become straight and pull a bit close together.
A gray, less shaggy version of this one appeared in Walt Disney's World on Ice: 10th Anniversary.
|1991 - present|| Baloo's eyes and eyebrows are far apart and his pupils are smaller. His nose was still black in 1991 starting with The Disney Afternoon Live! at Disneyland where he sported his TaleSpin outfit (though he wore it earlier in Florida in Christmas 1990). Though there was an articulated version of this particular costume, the mouth mechanism was rare, almost not present. Aside from the duration of TaleSpin airing, he also wore this outfit during Carols of the Domain in 1998, Mickey's Halloween Party Parade in 2002, Disney Fan Daze in Paris in 2018, and 90's Nite in California again in 2019. His hat was flatter and shorter and didn't have a badge on it either in the former and latter events.
Also, in 1992, his nose became brown, but this change did not apply to the Disneyland version until 1998.
Unlike the other suits, this one ditches the claws on his paws having normal fingers and has a flesh muzzle instead of gray unlike the one in the actual franchise.
This body pattern was also used for the polar bears for the 2015 edition of the extinct Magic Kingdom castle show, Celebrate the Season.
|2011-present|| The articulated version of Baloo, seen in the Disney Cruise Line show, Believe and Mickey and the Wondrous Book. He looks more accurate to his animated version though his head is enlarged a bit to give room for the animatronic triggers inside, has a bare thumb, is slightly pot-bellied, and has shorter, rounder, legs.
Unlike the other versions, he has no vision hole on his neck.