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Hollywood! Adapt This: Cartoon Craziness Edition – A Battle of the Decades

It's been a pretty crazy week for Hollywood adaptation news.  Just when I think that Hollywood! Adapt This! offers up some of the weirdest ideas for adaptations, we get words that Jon M. Chu wants to make a live-action version of the 80s cartoon, Jem and the Holograms.  I simply can't top that this week.  So here's what we're going to do instead. In honor of March Madness, I bring you Cartoon Craziness, a battle of the decades voted on by you, the readers.  We'll take a brief look at some of the iconic toons from over the years to try and determine if newer is better, or "They just don't make em like they used to."  Hit the jump to make your picks! 1950s While cartoons have been around in one version or another since the late 1800s, it wasn't until the 1950s that the television medium really began
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‘Yogi Bear’ DVD Release Date Announced (+Blu-ray)

Warner Home Video has announced that it will release Yogi Bear, the 2010 live-adaptation of the popular cartoon, on DVD, Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray on March 22, 2011.

They’ve yet to release details on bonus features, but stay tuned and we’ll update when those become available.


Everyone’s favorite pic-a-nic basket-stealing bear comes to the big screen in “Yogi Bear,” a live-action/CG animated adventure in 3D, set for a December 2010 release. This new adaptation of Hanna-Barbera’s classic cartoon will star Academy Award® nominee Dan Aykroyd (“Driving Miss Daisy”) as the voice of Jellystone Park’s most famous troublemaker, Yogi Bear. Two-time Emmy Award winner (“Saturday Night Live”) and six-time Grammy Award winner Justin Timberlake, previously starring as Artie in “Shrek the Third,” will star as the voice of Boo Boo, Yogi’s faithful pal and co-conspirator in his tireless schemes to separate Jellystone Park patrons from their lunches.
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Warner Bros to Make Huckleberry Hound Movie?

Warner Bros' "Yogi Bear" movie barely made back it's $80 million budget, but that's apparently enough to start developing a sequel. What's Playing website has learned that the studio is doing exactly that and is also considering to bring another classic Hanna-Barbera character to the big screen. That character is Huckleberry Hound, whose 1960s "The Huckleberry Hound Show" won an Emmy for the studio. Huckleberry Hound is a blue Southern dog who performs jobs in different fields, ranging from policeman to dogcatcher, with results that usually backfire, yet he always comes out on top either through slow persistence or sheer luck. Huckleberry did not seem to exist in a specific time period as he has also been a Roman gladiator, a Medieval knight, and a rocket scientist.
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Yogi Bear | Advance Screening Giveaway! - Score passes to our Yogi Bear advance screening in Austin, TX

Smells Like Screen Spirit & Warner Bros. invite you (+1 guest) to RSVP for passes to our special advance screening on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 10:00 Am in Austin, TX. Synopsis: Everyone’s favorite pic-a-nic basket-stealing bear comes to the big screen in “Yogi Bear,” a live-action/computer animated adventure filmed in 3D. The film stars Academy Award® nominee Dan Aykroyd (“Driving Miss Daisy”) as the voice of Jellystone Park’s most famous troublemaker, Yogi Bear. Two-time Emmy Award® winner (“Saturday Night Live”) and six-time Grammy Award winner Justin Timberlake will star as the voice of Boo Boo, Yogi’s faithful pal and co-conspirator in his tireless schemes to separate Jellystone Park patrons from their lunches. The film’s live-action cast includes Anna Faris (“Observe and Report”) as nature documentary filmmaker Rachel Johnson; Tom Cavanagh (NBC’s “Ed,” “How to Eat Fried Worms”) as Yogi’s amiable nemesis Ranger Smith; T.J. Miller (“Gulliver
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2nd Trailer For ‘Yogi Bear’ Is Mostly Harmless

Nobody really asked for a 3D film version of the Yogi Bear cartoon that features the vocal talents of Dan Aykroyd or Justin Timberlake – but that is exactly what moviegoers will get this December.

A second trailer has been released for Yogi Bear, the titular star who made his debut as a side character on the cartoon The Huckleberry Hound Show back in 1958. The picnic-basket-loving bear was given his own TV series three years later and has since become one of the most famous characters created by Hanna-Barbera Productions.

Fast forward to 2010 and now Yogi Bear (voice of Aykroyd) and his companion Boo Boo (Timberlake) have been brought to life in a motion picture via the magic of modern-day computer technology. Joining the animated critters in the film will…

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Comics in Context #233: Cunning Canines

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#233 (Vol. 2 #5): Cunning Canines

One of the animated films nominated for an Academy Award this year is live action director Wes Anderson’s venture into stop-motion animation, Fantastic Mr. Fox. This is based on Roald Dahl’s children’s book, which draws upon the traditional characterization of the fox as a trickster, which goes back to Aesop’s fables and the European tales of Reynard the Fox. Other wild members of the dog family likewise have appeared as tricksters, notably the coyote in Native American mythology, and sometimes the wolf.

Thinking about Hanna-Barbera’s 1960s animated trickster Top Cat for a forthcoming installment of this column led me to consider another example of the canine trickster: Top Cat’s predecessor at Hanna-Barbera, Hokey Wolf. Baby Boomers may find this chilling, but 2010 marks Hokey Wolf’s 50th anniversary. Yogi Bear (another trickster) had originally appeared in cartoons in The Huckleberry Hound Show
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Yogi Bear Gets Cast

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Yogi Bear Gets Cast
Anna Faris, Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake are tapped to head into Jellystone Park as part of Warner Bros.’ live-action/CG animated “Yogi Bear.” Brad Copeland wrote the script, which Eric Brevig is directing. Donald De Line and Karen Rosenfelt are onboard to produce the project, which is based on the Hannah-Barbera cartoon character. He first debuted in 1958 as a supporting character on “The Huckleberry Hound Show” cartoon before eventually gaining his own show. The character is best known for roaming the woods of the fictional Jellystone Park with his partner Boo-Boo, stealing picnic baskets of food. Shooting is expected to being in New Zealand next month. Stay tuned to [...]
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The Yogi Bear Show: Stars Attracted to Live-Action Feature Film

It looks like some famous faces may be on their way to Jellystone Park. Anna Faris, Dan Aykroyd, and Justin Timberlake are in talks to star in the upcoming Yogi Bear feature film.

Created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Yogi Bear debuted on The Huckleberry Hound Show in 1958 and soon graduated to his own show, The Yogi Bear Show and numerous spin-offs.

Yogi was originally voiced by the legendary Daws Butler. Following his death in 1988, many of Butler's characters were taken over by Greg Burson, one of Butler's students. Yogi's pal, Boo-Boo, was performed by Don Messick until his retirement in the 1990s and has since been played by Tom Kenny and John Kricfalusi.

When the upcoming live-action Yogi movie was discussed last year, Ash Brannon (Surf’s Up, Toy Story 2) was slated to direct. The
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Yogi Bear movie attracts three actors like bears to sandwiches

The Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake and Anna Faris are in contract discussions to headline the live-action/CG animated Yogi Bear movie for Warner Bros.  If this is the first that you're hearing of a Yogi Bear movie, I'm sorry. These things happen.

Aykroyd would provide the voice for Yogi, who would be one of the film's CG creations. Timberlake would offer up the pipes for Boo Boo, which is pretty decent casting I suppose. Faris, best known for her roles as Cindy Campbell in four Scary Movie films, gets to play a real person in the movie, a documentary filmmaker.

Journey to the Center of the Earth's Eric Brevig will director from a screenplay by Brad Copeland (Wild Hogs). Donald De Line (Green Lantern) and Karen Rosenfelt (Twilight) are producing and filming gets underway in December somewhere in New Zealand. They must have better looking trees than we do.
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The Yogi Bear Show: Yogi and Boo Boo Coming to Movie Theaters

Hey Boo Boo! Another classic cartoon character is making his way to the big screen. Yogi Bear is coming to movie theaters for a second time.

Yogi Bear was created by animators William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the founders of the Hanna-Barbera animation studio. The character debuted on The Huckleberry Hound Show TV series which began running in syndication in 1958. The Yogi segments usually revolve around a familiar plot: With the help of his faithful buddy Boo Boo Bear, Yogi tries to outsmart Ranger Smith and pilfer picnic baskets from tourists who come to visit Jellystone National Park.

A few years later, Yogi graduated to his own TV show, The Yogi Bear Show. From there, Yogi moved to the big screen and the 1964 animated musical, Hey There, It's Yogi Bear. The character's popularity continued for the next three decades and he was part of many spin-off series, comics, games, and products.
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Yogi, Boo-Boo headed to big time

Yogi, Boo-Boo headed to big time
New York -- Warner Bros. is taking a trip to Jellystone Park.

The studio is developing a feature version of "Yogi Bear," the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon, and "Surf's Up" co-helmer/co-writer Ash Brannon is attached to direct.

Endeavor-repped Joshua Sternin and Jeffrey Ventimilia, who exec produced "That '70s Show" and are writing the feature "Tooth Fairy" for Fox, are penning the screenplay. Donald De Line is producing via his De Line Pictures; Karen Rosenfelt is also producing, with Jon Berg overseeing for Warners.

The project, culled from Warners' vast library, is planned as a live-action/animated hybrid along the lines of Fox's 2007 hit "Alvin & the Chipmunks." Much of the movie will be live-action, but Yogi Bear and sidekick Boo Boo will be done in CG.

Yogi Bear first appeared as a supporting character in 1958 in another classic cartoon, "The Huckleberry Hound Show." In 1961, he got his own show, which has
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Animation King Barbera Dead at 95

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Animation legend Joseph Barbera has died at his home in Studio City, California. He was 95. The co-founder of Hanna-Barbera Studios, Barbera was born in New York in 1911 and began his career as a banker before teaming up with William Hanna in the late 1930s to create beloved cartoon characters like Tom & Jerry, The Jetsons and The Flintstones during their 60-year partnership. The pair's first collaboration was entitled Puss Gets The Boot, which became the first outing for Tom & Jerry. Hanna and Barbera picked up seven Oscars for their Tom & Jerry cartoons. The acclaimed animators then created one of the first independent animation studios to produce TV series in 1957 and the hits kept coming with The Huckleberry Hound Show and Quick Draw McGraw. But the duo landed one of their most beloved shows in 1960 when The Flintstones debuted - the first animated series to air in primetime. The show, about a stone age community, ran for six years and went on to become the top-ranking animated program. Other hits for Barbera and his partner included Top Cat, Scooby-Doo and Smurfs, which earned the pair two Daytime Emmy Awards in 1982 and in 1983 for Outstanding Children's Entertainment Series and a Humanitas Award in 1987.

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