Warner Brothers Releases ‘Yogi Bear’ Poster
Warner Bros has released the first movie poster for the hybrid live-action/computer animated feature adaptation “Yogi Bear.” The film stars Rachel (Anna Faris), as a nature documentary filmmaker who is trying to film Yogi and Boo-Boo for her next project. Dan Aykroyd will voice the computer animated Yogi, the lovable Jellystone Park bear who is notorious for his attempts at stealing picnic baskets from campers, much to the displeasure of Park Ranger Smith (Tom Carvanagh), who just also happens to be the romantic interest of Rachel. And Justin Timberlake will voice the computer animated Boo-Boo, a bow-tied bear cub who acts as Yogi’s constant companion and conscience. And Andy Daly plays Mayor Brown, who has frivolously run his city’s budget into the red and wants to sell Jelly Stone Park to make some cash. The big screen 3D movie is being directed by Eric Brevig (“Journey to the Center of the Earth”), from a screenplay by Brad Copeland (“Wild Hogs”). The film is currently filming in New Zealand. Warner Brothers is aiming for a Dec. 17 release, according to a posting on rumormonger.com.
Editor’s Note: Officials with Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI), franchisors of the Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts, expect the “Yogi Bear” movie will give a boost to franchisees as a new generation of campers are drawn to the Jellystone Parks.