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Yogi to the big screen

10.02.2008

After the puzzling success of ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS, you knew it was only a matter of time before more films based on 50s-era cartoons were headed into production. Now we get word that Warner Bros. is hard at work on a feature version of YOGI BEAR that would replicate ALVIN's live-action/CGI hybrid. Yes you will see Yogi and Boo-Boo as actual bears who can talk (and presumably wear ties). Joshua Sternin and Jeffrey Ventimilia, who wrote the upcoming Dwayne "Not The Rock" Johnson comedy THE TOOTH FAIRY, will write the script for producer Donald De Line (who is also working on a live-action adaptation of THE JETSONS). Ash Brannon, who co-directed both TOY STORY 2 and SURF'S UP, is attached to direct. I guess my question is whether kids have any idea who Yogi Bear is. I mean Alvin and the Chipmunks were somewhat relevant because of their Christmas songs but I haven't seen a Yogi Bear cartoon in years. But I suppose if kids will see a movie about talking chihuahuas, they'll go see a movie about a talking bear.

Extra Tidbit: If they ever make a Snagglepuss movie, I'm outta here.
Source: Variety

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1:24AM on 10/03/2008
"If they ever make a Snagglepuss movie, I'm outta here."

Would that be an exit, stage right?

Sorry, that was unavoidable.
"If they ever make a Snagglepuss movie, I'm outta here."

Would that be an exit, stage right?

Sorry, that was unavoidable.
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7:42PM on 10/02/2008
Didn't Peter Griffin kill Yogi Bear?

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Didn't Peter Griffin kill Yogi Bear?

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1:46PM on 10/02/2008
i dont think the world is ready for a photo-realistic pikachu
i dont think the world is ready for a photo-realistic pikachu
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1:15PM on 10/02/2008

They need...

to make a live action/cgi Hong Kong Phooey movie. That would be awesome.
to make a live action/cgi Hong Kong Phooey movie. That would be awesome.
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12:07PM on 10/02/2008

yogi bear

I love Yogi Bear, I remember having this Yogi Bear christmas movie on VHS and used to watch it all the time, I think this film has a bigger chance than the upcoming Dragon Ball film, I liked the Scooby-Doo films and the Flinstone's movies really sucked, I hope the new Jetson's film doesn't take that path, I don't know...I'm kind of excited for this, maybe it's the child in me that misses watching these cartoons or something...but I'm excited.

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What about a Sailor Moon
I love Yogi Bear, I remember having this Yogi Bear christmas movie on VHS and used to watch it all the time, I think this film has a bigger chance than the upcoming Dragon Ball film, I liked the Scooby-Doo films and the Flinstone's movies really sucked, I hope the new Jetson's film doesn't take that path, I don't know...I'm kind of excited for this, maybe it's the child in me that misses watching these cartoons or something...but I'm excited.

to Lil Scro Rizzle:

What about a Sailor Moon live action film or Yu-Gi-Oh? I too can see this happening if the new CB film is a success.
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11:56AM on 10/02/2008
Like BigShime below I've been talking about a Jonny Quest movie for a long time now...it's amazing how Hollywood got past by this one...it was such a hit back in the days...and I'm still waiting for a FLASH GORDON movie c'mon Hollywood, make this happen pronto!
Like BigShime below I've been talking about a Jonny Quest movie for a long time now...it's amazing how Hollywood got past by this one...it was such a hit back in the days...and I'm still waiting for a FLASH GORDON movie c'mon Hollywood, make this happen pronto!
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11:15AM on 10/02/2008
Lucky Denver

I just said something about a Yogi Bear movie a couple days ago. Weird.

I've been all about a Jonny Quest movie for years. Clooney for RACE BANNON!
Lucky Denver

I just said something about a Yogi Bear movie a couple days ago. Weird.

I've been all about a Jonny Quest movie for years. Clooney for RACE BANNON!
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11:08AM on 10/02/2008
If he's not wearing a hat and tie, I'm not interested.
If he's not wearing a hat and tie, I'm not interested.
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11:05AM on 10/02/2008
I was just discussing the prospects that we'd see a Yogi movie with a friend the other day. I won it seems. Could go either way I guess but it'll probably suck.
I was just discussing the prospects that we'd see a Yogi movie with a friend the other day. I won it seems. Could go either way I guess but it'll probably suck.
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10:29AM on 10/02/2008
I wonder how long it'll be before we see a pic of Yogi wearing gold bling instead of a tie while rapping.
I wonder how long it'll be before we see a pic of Yogi wearing gold bling instead of a tie while rapping.
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10:21AM on 10/02/2008

hey Netforce

I second that!
I've always wanted to see a Johnny Quest movie. Kinda like an Indiana Jones for kids, but in a more sophisticated style. But recalling some Real Adventures of Johnny Quest episodes, they were pretty serious, and would translate better as movies for a serious audience. I still want a Johnny Quest movie!
I second that!
I've always wanted to see a Johnny Quest movie. Kinda like an Indiana Jones for kids, but in a more sophisticated style. But recalling some Real Adventures of Johnny Quest episodes, they were pretty serious, and would translate better as movies for a serious audience. I still want a Johnny Quest movie!
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10:05AM on 10/02/2008
when scooby-doo came out in 2002 i new we'd be getting a yogi bear movie evntually. And just wait, if the dragonball movie is successful, we might get some live action pokemon up in here
when scooby-doo came out in 2002 i new we'd be getting a yogi bear movie evntually. And just wait, if the dragonball movie is successful, we might get some live action pokemon up in here
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10:02AM on 10/02/2008

Voice actor?

I hope they get someone like Billy West to do the voice. 90% of Yogi's character was his voice. Don't throw in some random non-voice actor which is the norm these days. Luke Wilson as Yogi Bear, meh.
I hope they get someone like Billy West to do the voice. 90% of Yogi's character was his voice. Don't throw in some random non-voice actor which is the norm these days. Luke Wilson as Yogi Bear, meh.
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9:33AM on 10/02/2008
I wanna see Jonny Quest!
I wanna see Jonny Quest!
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9:06AM on 10/02/2008
Smarter than the average bear!
Smarter than the average bear!
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8:10AM on 10/02/2008

kinda weary but liken it

the idea of yogi stealin pick nick baskets wit boo boo and gettin into who knows what trouble sound's cool but im weary because i heard alvin sucked and i have not seen it personally yet. So lets go Boo Boo!
the idea of yogi stealin pick nick baskets wit boo boo and gettin into who knows what trouble sound's cool but im weary because i heard alvin sucked and i have not seen it personally yet. So lets go Boo Boo!
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