Bagheera is like your dad, always sensible and concerned, while Baloo is like your crazy uncle. It is obvious why Mowgli wants to hang out with the bear.
Bill Peet scribbled these terrific early character concepts (middle image), before eventually leaving not only the project, but the studio.
Story artist Vance Gerry continued working on sequences that involved Bagheera.
Here are a couple of his story sketches (top, bottom). Deja View