- Cast: Anna Faris, Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake, Tom Cavanagh, Andrew Daly, T.J. Miller, Nathan Corddry, Christine Taylor, Jennessa Rose, Dean Knowsley, Barry Duffield, Tom Kay
- Director: Eric Brevig
- Writers: Jeffrey Ventimilia, Joshua Sternin, Brad Copeland
- Producers: Barry Weiss, Donald De Line, Karen Rosenfelt
- Co Producer: Tim Coddington
- Executive Producers: Lee Berger, Jim Dyer, Andrew Haas
- Art Direction: Jules Cook
- Castings: Allison Jones, Liz Mullane
- Costume Design: Liz McGregor
- D.O.P.: Peter James
- Editor: Kent Beyda
- Makeup: Tracy Reeby
- Music: John Debney
- Production Design: David Sandefur
- Set Decoration: Daniel Birt
Everyone's favorite pic-a-nic basket-stealing bear comes to the big screen in "Yogi Bear." Jellystone Park has been losing business, so greedy Mayor Brown decides to shut it down and sell the land. That means families will no longer be able to experience the natural beauty of the outdoors -- and, even worse, Yogi and Boo Boo will be tossed out of the only home they've ever known.
Faced with his biggest challenge ever, Yogi must prove that he really is "smarter than the average bear" as he and Boo Boo join forces with their old nemesis Ranger Smith to find a way to save Jellystone Park from closing forever.
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- Filming Locations: Auckland, New Zealand
- MPAA Warning: Some Mild Rude Humor
- Production Companies: Warner Bros. Pictures, Sunswept Entertainment, De Line Pictures, Picnic Basket, Rhythm and Hues
- Production Schedule: 29 November 2009 - 9 March 2010
2010 Guide Analysis: "A 3-D live-action/CGI film adaptation of the classic Hanna-Barbera series which, much like "Garfield" and "Alvin and the Chipmunks", will mix computer-generated animal characters with humans. It's a mix that often works - the films all cost an economical $60-70 million to make, and even the worst ones generate at least 2-3 times that in box-office revenue alone thanks to brand name recognition and being toddler-friendly.
In the mid-December release slot, Fox's 'Alvin' films have truly hit gold with both hauling in well over $300 million worldwide each. It comes as no surprise then that Warners is moving this film into the same slot at the end of this year. Though Oscar-winning animation director Ash Brannon was originally scheduled to helm, he was replaced by Eric Brevig ("Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D") when the project became 3D. Shooting is currently underway in my neighbouring country of New Zealand and word is it's all going quite well.
Anna Faris and Justin Timberlake are the most interesting names on the cast list, the former proving an adept comedy star in recent years and here she plays a nature-documentary filmmaker and potential love interest for Ranger Smith. The latter is Boo-Boo, Yogi's short companion bear who's always with him. Timberlake has also shown a knack for comedy with his various SNL appearances, how he'll do here though is anyone's guess. Have to admit that Boo-Boo is hard to take seriously anymore after his brilliant skewering on "Harvey Birdman" which painted him as a mad bomber."