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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Smarter Than the Average Bear

Today's pointless remake, a live-action movie version of Yogi Bear.

Why did the world need a live-action Yogi Bear?  Why, I ask?

For our voice cast, we've got the legendary Dan Aykroyd as Yogi, pop icon Justin Timberlake as Boo Boo, and "I'm not aware of her work" Christine Taylor as Cindy Bear. 

For the live-action cast, we've got the star of my Dad's favourite TV show, Ed, Tom Cavanaugh as Ranger Smith, and, "Sh!  Don't tell anyone I have a crush on her" Anna Ferris as a wildlife documentary filmmaker who's come to Jellystone to film Yogi.

The plot apparently has something to do with evil industrialists wanting to close down Jellystone Park, so Yogi, Boo Boo and Ranger Smith band together to save the Park.

Computer animator Eric Brevig is the director.  It comes out this Christmas.

Oh, look.  A trailer. 

Yeah, the character of Yogi was based on Art Carney, but Aykroyd seems to be going more for Rodney Dangerfield. Here's a thought: why didn't Aykroyd do Aykroyd?

Remember when Aykroyd was cool? Yeah, those days are gone.

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