Are you smarter than the average movie goer? If so, you’ll probably run in the opposite direction before seeing this film. I’m talking about the new computer animated Yogi Bear movie. That’s right, Hollywood has once again gone back in time, raped one of the classics, drenched it in 3D, and are presenting it for your mass consumption — again. Over at Yahoo Movies, the first poster has been released for the film and it scares the living crap out of me. Is this a family flick or a horror movie? Take a look…
Jellystone Park has been losing business, so greedy Mayor Brown (Andrew Daly), decides to shut it down and sell the land. That means families will no longer be able to experience the natural beauty of the outdoors — and, even worse, Yogi and Boo Boo will be tossed out of the only home they’ve ever known. Faced with his biggest challenge ever, Yogi must prove that he really is “smarter than the average bear” as he and Boo Boo join forces with their old nemesis Ranger Smith to find a way to save Jellystone Park from closing forever.
Yogi Bear is directed by Eric Brevig and stars Dan Aykroyd as the title character and Justin Timberlake as his sidekick, Boo Boo. I can’t even describe my anger at THAT casting but whatever. The film is based on the popular Hanna-Barbera cartoon series that originally debuted in 1958 with the lead character voiced by Daws Butler.
The 3D Yogi sucks. That’s not the bear I grew up with. Suddenly I have the urge to turn to the Boomerang Network and watch some old school cartoons because this CGI stuff is ruining everything!
Yogi Bear is scheduled to hit theaters this holiday season on December 17, 2010. Good luck trying to beat out Tron Legacy with that one!
What do you think of the first poster for Yogi Bear?