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Sundry - 2010-07-28
It doesn't look like a bad movie for kids. Better than the source material, even.

That won't stop the manchildren from crying about how much it rapes their childhood.
WHO WANTS DESSERT - 2010-07-28
Nobody's nostalgic about Yogi Bear, I refuse to believe it.

Fun fact: the reason he wears a tie is so that they could recycle his head animations without worrying about his neck.

Xenocide - 2010-07-28
I like how we treat children like cultural garbage disposals by feeding them a steady diet of crap like this, then we turn around and wonder why the younger generations seem so empty-headed.

I mean, Yogi was always a pretty awful cartoon, but is it that hard to call a spade a spade instead of hiding behind the old "well, I bet children are stupid enough to like this!" excuse? That's probably the exact train of thought that got M. Night Shamalan his last job.

CornOnTheCabre - 2010-07-29

Justin Timberlake is REALLY good at that.

Spit Spingola - 2010-07-29
I'm quite fond of Yogi, Quick Draw McGraw, and the first season of The Flintstones because they do have experimentation and some good artwork here and there. There was a bit of a transition period before Hanna Barbera perfected their factory system to create joyless cartoons with as little effort as possible at some point in the early 60's.

This seems weird to me because I'm pretty sure Yogi peaked in popularity in the 50's. It's not like Transformers or Scooby Doo were there are people who remember it who are still young and dumb enough to want to see it on the big screen.

Yo! Yogi was in 3D too. Who would have thought they'd be able to top that?

Sundry - 2010-07-29
Xenocide, sometimes it is perfectly fine to give a child a cartoon about a talking bear who steals picnic baskets and has pratfalls.

This isn't crap. This is perfectly appropiate for small kids.
This looks as good or better than the original cartoons that some of our parents grew up watching.

Which, if Yogi is responsible, would make the older generation as empty-headed as the younger generation.

dead_cat - 2010-07-29
Oh come on now. Even bad children don't deserve this.

I guess it's a 5 for the "Oh fuck, they really ARE scraping the bottom of the ideas barrel now" blahhhhh-reflex.

Sundry - 2010-07-29
It doesn't look like a bad movie. It looks acceptable. Pratfalls and funny animals are good enough to entertain little children without hurting their brains.

Way better than mixed messes like the Shrek sequels, Tim Burton's Alice or the Airbender movie.

Rudy - 2010-07-29
Sundry's right. This looks every bit as good as the Rocky & Bullwinkle movie.

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2010-07-29
Mike Myers as the Cat in the Hat raped my childhood (or it would have, if I had seen it) That's because the "Cat In the Hat" is a true children's masterpiece that I can still enjoy now, 150 years later. But YOGI BEAR? Fuck.

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2010-07-29
On the other hand, if they mess with Huckleberry Hound, there will be hell to pay!

Xenocide - 2010-07-29
Sundry: I would be fine with this if it was just pratfalls. But everything about this, from the (creepy-looking uncanny-valley animation on down) has a not-even-trying quality to it that makes it seem almost as lazy and cheap as...well, a Hanna-Barbera cartoon.

Holy shit, we're finally getting a faithful Hollywood adaption of an old property.

twinkieafternoon - 2010-07-29
I wouldn't say they're not trying--it looks more like a "hey, we're just having fun doin' a kid's movie" detached vibe to it.

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2010-07-29
Xenocide: I don't think that's a proper use of "Uncanny Valley". the Theory has to do with facsimiles of human beings. It doesn't apply to bears

Since first seeing this about an hour and a half ago, I'm realizing that Yogi is kind of special. He may have been the most deliciously subversive cartoon character from that Post-Eisenhower era. He not only defied authority (the Ranger) , but he defied the Holy Work Ethic.. Who remembers the theme song?

He will sleep till noon, but before it's dark
He'll have every picnic basket that's in Jellystone Park!

With Dan Akroyd playing Yogi, there's some hope that aspect of things will survive. I wouldn't expecrt to learn that from the trailer.

Beyond that, the bar is pretty low. Nobody's going to come out of this feeling nostaligic for 1960s tv animation, and I'm sure the jokes will be better..

If this is a hit, do you think we'l;l get Justin Timberlake as Giligan and Dan Ackroyd as the skipper? Yuck.

Old_Zircon - 2010-07-29
5 stars because Dan Aykroyd actually looks like his character in Nothing But Trouble now.
hornung - 2010-07-29
El Hefe from NOFX should do all the voices.
La Loco - 2010-07-29

dementomstie - 2010-07-29
Is it just me or does the Dan Aykroyd Yogi sound a lot like Rodney Dangerfield?
dead_cat - 2010-07-29
A Rodney Dangerfield-voiced Yogi would have roused my interest in actually seeing this film.

freedoom - 2010-07-29
At least he's not running around New York City.
revdrew - 2010-07-29
They're saving that for the sequel.

twinkieafternoon - 2010-07-29
Is one of the cops the dude from It's Alway's Sunny?
Rodents of Unusual Size - 2010-07-29
This fills me with anger. I can do a perfect Yogi bear impression and so far it's been worthless but it's so much better than Dan Akroyd's half assed attempt that I truly feel they should replace him.

Man what I wouldn't give to cash in on the success of absolute garbage from idiots willing to expose their children to mind numbing insults to film.
memedumpster - 2010-07-29
Dan Akroyd is living your dream.

dead_cat - 2010-07-29
All I know is that as a little kid I watched a TON of Yogi cartoons, and even at that age knew them to be complete and utter shit. But maybe those of you arguing for this are right - maybe this will be somewhat less shitty. Maybe it won't be a punishment to make little kids sit through this.

Still, I will not be responsible for my actions if they follow this up with an El Kabong movie.
Testicles of Doom - 2010-08-02
Oh Ed, how could you...
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