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October 2, 2008 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 2, 2008 |

Wow! Do they even air Yogi Bear anymore, anywhere? You know, there was a Yogi Bear mini-golf course near where I grew up. I think it’s a gas station now and better for it. That shows you the level of interest in Yogi Bear. At best, he’s a Boomer nostalgia hangover — there’s not a goddamn man over the age of 50 who doesn’t have an obnoxious Yogi Bear impression — but it’s not a character I can imagine the kidlets have any interest in today.

Of course, that doesn’t stop Hollywood from dragging out the old corpse of Hanna Barbera and trying to reanimate it. Because Hollywood is dumber than the average bear. Ash Brannon, who wrote and co-directed Surf’s Up, will helm the pic. It will be a live-action/animated hybrid (like Alvin and the Chipmunks), which means Yogi Bear and Boo Boo will be cartoons, while the rest of the movie will consist of Jason Lee (or his equal) standing in front of a green screen.

Seriously, Yogi Bear? How long until Captain Caveman? Richie Rich? Jabberjaw? Shirt Tales? Actually, Hanna Barbera used to have a Justice League type show, where their cast of regulars would engage in a Cannonball Run type race every week. What the hell was that called? Did it have some character named Grape Ape? And a cool announcer, right? Some leopard/lion with a droll voice? What the hell was that? Man, I loved that show. Except for Yogi Bear and Boo Boo.

Hey-A Boo Boo! Suck This!

Pic-a-Nic Basket of Suck / Dustin Rowles

Industry | October 2, 2008 |

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