'Yogi Bear' Movie Always Inevitable, Still Painful To Hear

October 2, 2008

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In these times of economic turbulence, when it's a struggle just to put a meal on the table each night, what we really need is someone to tell us that, when absolutely necessary, it might be acceptable to turn to theft in order to feed ourselves, our families, or our small, bowtied man-servants. Someone like a creepy, computer-generated version of a popular cartoon bear, for instance.

Oh, good, Warner Bros. is making a CGI/live-action Yogi Bear (thanks, Brandi):

The studio is developing a feature version of "Yogi Bear," the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon. "Surf's Up" co-helmer/co-writer Ash Brannon will direct the film.

Joshua Sternin and Jeffrey Ventimilia, who executive produced "That '70s Show" and are writing the feature "Tooth Fairy" for Fox, are penning the screenplay.

The project, culled from Warners' vast library, is planned as a live-action/animated hybrid along the lines of Fox's 2007 hit "Alvin & the Chipmunks." Much of the movie will be live action, but Yogi Bear and sidekick Boo Boo will be done in CG animation.

God. I can already picture the poster, a park ranger Steve Carell chasing after the bizarrely-sexualized bear and his miniature cohort, and it burns like CGI chlorine.

Yogi, Boo-Boo ready for their close-ups [Yahoo!]

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