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Miller cast in Yogi

11.23.2009

Add another name to the big screen version of YOGI BEAR.

After a funny and gutsy audition video for the part of Ranger Smith, T.J. Miller nabbed it. Miller was brought into audition twice, then decided to jokingly make a video of him improvising with a live bear, that was directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts.

The CLOVERFIELD actor, who was most recently seen in EXTRACT was surprised when the chairman of Warner Brothers, Barry M. Meyer, told him he had the role, "I'm excited about this role because they saw the reel and appreciated what a bizarre dude I am." The video speaks for itself. I can see why the guy landed the part.

The film will be directed by Eric Brevig (JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH). It will be live-action as well as CG animation. So far the cast consists of: Anna Faris, Justin Timberlake as the voice of sidekick Boo-Boo, and Dan Aykroyd voicing lead bear, Yogi. The casting of Aykroyd was not much of a shocker. The guy does a great voice impression of the bear. I just hope that Timberlake doesn't use an awkward voice for Boo-Boo. Other than that, I'll be looking forward to a trailer.

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Extra Tidbit: Art Carney's Ed Norton character on The Honeymooners was said to be Yogi's inspiration. His voice mannerisms broadly mimic Carney as Norton.
Source: The Apiary

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7:02PM on 11/24/2009
As much as he didn't remind me of Ranger Smith at all, they really show some balls with having a real bear instead of a CGI one.
As much as he didn't remind me of Ranger Smith at all, they really show some balls with having a real bear instead of a CGI one.
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8:26AM on 11/24/2009
"...Justin Timberlake as the voice of sidekick Boo-Boo"

seriously, what's with Justin Timberlake's movie career? How do you go from being one of the biggest pop music stars in the world to making the kind of career decisions he does these days. Really weird.
"...Justin Timberlake as the voice of sidekick Boo-Boo"

seriously, what's with Justin Timberlake's movie career? How do you go from being one of the biggest pop music stars in the world to making the kind of career decisions he does these days. Really weird.
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5:25AM on 11/24/2009
TJ Miller was pretty good but that bear stole the show.
TJ Miller was pretty good but that bear stole the show.
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11:15PM on 11/23/2009
I just saw this dude with some of his buddies in one of the bars I work at this weekend and I swear to God he was dressed as Pee-Wee Herman, bow-tie and all. Pretty funny.
I just saw this dude with some of his buddies in one of the bars I work at this weekend and I swear to God he was dressed as Pee-Wee Herman, bow-tie and all. Pretty funny.
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10:52PM on 11/23/2009
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9:06PM on 11/23/2009
He doesn't seem like the ranger I remember, funny, just would seem out of place in a real yogi movie, but then what do I know I'm a bear, I suck the heads off fish
He doesn't seem like the ranger I remember, funny, just would seem out of place in a real yogi movie, but then what do I know I'm a bear, I suck the heads off fish
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9:05PM on 11/23/2009
He doesn't seem like the ranger I remember, funny, just would seem out of place in a real yogi movie, but then what do I know I'm a bear, I suck the heads off fish
He doesn't seem like the ranger I remember, funny, just would seem out of place in a real yogi movie, but then what do I know I'm a bear, I suck the heads off fish
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