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Yogi Bear (2010)

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A documentary filmmaker travels to Jellystone Park to shoot a project and soon crosses paths with Yogi Bear, his sidekick Boo-Boo and Ranger Smith.

Director:

Eric Brevig

Writers:

J.R. Ventimilia (as Jeffrey Ventimilia), Joshua Sternin | 3 more credits »
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Aykroyd ... Yogi Bear (voice)
Justin Timberlake ... Boo Boo (voice)
Anna Faris ... Rachel
Tom Cavanagh ... Ranger Smith
T.J. Miller ... Ranger Jones
Nate Corddry ... Chief of Staff
Andrew Daly ... Mayor Brown
Josh Robert Thompson ... Narrator (voice)
David Stott David Stott ... Mayor's Tailor
Greg Johnson Greg Johnson ... Dirty Shopper
Christy Qulliam Christy Qulliam ... Stylist (as Christy Quillam)
Patricia Aldersley ... Elderly Purse Lady
Tim McLachlan Tim McLachlan ... Purse Snatcher
Hayden Vernon Hayden Vernon ... Security Guard
Dean Knowsley Dean Knowsley ... Security Guard
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Storyline

Jellystone Park is celebrating its 100th anniversary, however it may be for the last time, because attendance is down and Mayor Brown wants to close the park and sell the land. If the park is closed, Yogi Bear and Boo Boo will lose their home. They join forces with Ranger Smith to save Jellystone from closing forever. Yogi must really prove in this endeavor that he is "smarter than the average bear". Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

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Please do not feed the bears. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El oso Yogi See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,411,322, 19 December 2010

Gross USA:

$100,246,011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$201,584,141
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At Mayor Brown (Andrew Daly)'s campaign rally, Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" plays. This is a play on the 1992 presidential election in which Bill Clinton famously utilized Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop" as his campaign song. See more »

Goofs

The malfunctioning window on the mayor's car switches from the right side to the left side, depending on which one he's trying to open. See more »

Quotes

Ranger Smith: We got a bear disturbance!
Ranger Jones: All units, lock the park! I repeat, lock down the park!
Ranger Smith: You know I'm the only other ranger here, right?
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Crazy Credits

There is a statement in the closing credits: "No bears were harmed in the making of this film." See more »

Alternate Versions

Also released in a 3D version. See more »

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Referenced in The Nostalgia Chick: Dreamworks Vs. Disney: Dualing (2010) See more »

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Performed by Sir Mix A Lot (as Sir Mix-a-Lot)
Courtesy of Columbia records/American Recordings
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Not smarter or dumber than the average family movie, Yogi Bear is perfectly good, clean and harmless fun that the whole family can enjoy
22 December 2010 | by moviexclusiveSee all my reviews

It's easy to slam a movie like "Yogi Bear"- just talk about how simplistic the script written by no less than three writers; or how childish the antics are of the titular character and his cautious sidekick, Boo-Boo; or even how repetitive pic-a-nic basket stealing gets. Yes, they are all fair observations of this live-action adaptation of the 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon, but I wouldn't go so far as to criticise the movie for these very traits.

If you've seen the Saturday morning cartoons, you'll find that this film actually stays extremely faithful to its source. In them, Yogi goes around doing perhaps one thing and one thing only- that's right, stealing pic-a-nic baskets and thinking to himself how he's "smarter than the average bear"- together with Boo-Boo, occasionally running into Jellystone National Park's head ranger Smith who yells at him for disturbing the peace.

We used to laugh at Yogi's foolish schemes (or at least I remember I did), so why is it so difficult to laugh at the same things all over again? Sure many of us who have enjoyed those cartoons may have grown up, but that's not a fault of the film, especially when those in the audience who were of the age when we were watching the cartoons were obviously having a great time.

Around the regular pic-a-nic stealing, writers Jeffrey Ventimilia, Joshua Sternin and Brad Copeland have spun an eco-friendly story of the unscrupulous town mayor (Andrew Daly) who aims to sell off Jellystone to the loggers to cover the city's deficit. Needless to say, it will be up to Ranger Smith, his love interest the nature documentarian Rachel (Anna Faris), and of course Yogi and Boo-Boo to save the day. Yes it's simple but the plot is just serviceable enough to be the glue this live-action treatment needs.

Ultimately, the stars of the show were always Yogi and Boo-Boo, and in this regard, both the voice actors and the animators have done a wonderful job. Dan Aykroyd does his best Daws Butler impersonation for Yogi Bear, most impressive for nailing his character's distinctive speech patterns. Just as outstanding is Justin Timberlake, clearly relishing the opportunity to disappear into the role of Boo-Boo, complete with the trademark nasal delivery. It's especially interesting to think how Timberlake sounds so uncannily like the classic Don Messick.

Director Eric Brevig (of 2008's "Journey to the Centre of the Earth") keeps the gags flying fast and furious, so even if some of the supposed verbal punchlines fall flat, there is always something visually appealing to hold your attention. An Oscar-nominated effects specialist, Brevig makes great use of the stereoscopy to deliver all sorts of visual gimmicks- whether something flying in your face or hurling you along- but it adds nicely to the fun.

And that's one word that sums up what it's all meant to be about- "fun", good clean harmless fun like how the cartoons were 40 years ago, and a trip down memory lane for those who have seen the originals. There'll be many tempted to ride the wave of criticism surrounding this movie, but if you know what you're in for, then "Yogi Bear" should just be the perfect family entertainment this holiday season.


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