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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. »
New York -- Warner Bros. is taking a trip to Jellystone Park.
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 »
- By Steven Zeitchik
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