Everyone’s favorite pic-a-nic basket-stealing bear comes to the big screen in “Yogi Bear,” a live-action/CG animated adventure in 3D.
This new adaptation of Hanna-Barbera’s classic cartoon will star Dan Aykroyd (“Ghostbusters”) as the voice of Jellystone Park’s most famous troublemaker, Yogi Bear. Two-time Emmy Award winner (“Saturday Night Live”) and six-time Grammy Award winner Justin Timberlake, previously starring as Artie in “Shrek the Third,” will star as the voice of Boo Boo, Yogi’s faithful pal and co-conspirator in his tireless schemes to separate Jellystone Park patrons from their lunches.
The film’s live-action cast also includes Anna Faris (“The House Bunny”) as nature documentary filmmaker Rachel Johnson, and Tom Cavanagh (“Ed”) as Yogi’s amiable nemesis Ranger Smith. TJ Miller (“She's Out of My League”) stars as Smith’s diligent deputy, Ranger Jones, and Andrew Daly (“The Informant!”) as the conniving Mayor Brown.
Jellystone Park has been losing business, so Mayor Brown has decided 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 his pal 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 Ranger Smith to find a way to save the park from closing forever.
One of television’s most beloved cartoon characters, “Yogi Bear” began as a feature of the Hanna-Barbera series “The Huckleberry Hound Show,” before headlining his own show in 1961. Yogi’s television success led to a comic strip and, in 1964, he became the first Hanna-Barbera cartoon character to make his movie screen debut in “Hey There, It’s Yogi Bear.”
“Yogi Bear” will be directed by Oscar®-winning visual effects veteran Eric Brevig (“Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D”).
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Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake, Christine Taylor, Anna Faris, Tom Cavanagh, Nathan Corddry, Andrew Daly, Josh Robert Thompson