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Release Date:
22 November 1980 (USA) See more »
Yogi, Boo Boo and Cindy are awakened from hibernation and join their friends' Christmas activities while interfering with 2 villians' efforts to ruin the holiday. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Daws Butler ... Yogi Bear / Snagglepuss / Huckleberry Hound / Augie Doggie (voice)
Don Messick ... Boo Boo / Ranger Smith / Herman the Hermit (voice)

Janet Waldo ... Cindy Bear / Mrs. Throckmorton (voice)
John Stephenson ... Doggie Daddy / Mr. Dingwell (voice)
Marilyn Schreffler ... Snively (voice)

Hal Smith ... Otto the Chef / Santa Claus (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sue Allen ... Singer (voice)
John Richard Bolks ... Singer (voice)
Paul DeKorte ... Singer (voice)
Darlene Lawrence ... Singer (voice)
Edie Lehmann ... Singer (voice)
Ida Sue McCune ... Singer (voice)
Marilyn Powell ... Singer (voice)
Michael Redman ... Singer (voice)
Andrea Robinson ... Singer (voice)
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Directed by
Ray Patterson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Willie Gilbert  story

Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... executive producer
William Hanna .... executive producer
Lewis Marshall .... producer (as Lew Marshall)
Original Music by
Hoyt Curtin 
Film Editing by
Gil Iverson (show editor)
Production Management
Jayne Barbera .... executive in charge of production
Joed Eaton .... post-production manager
Steven Hahn .... production manager
Margaret Loesch .... executive in charge of production
Art Department
Gary Hoffman .... story director
Lewis Marshall .... story director (as Lew Marshall)
Iraj Paran .... graphics
Tom Wogatzke .... graphics
Sound Department
Michael Bradley .... sound effects editor
Joseph D. Citarella .... sound director (as Joe Citarella)
Pat Foley .... dubbing supervisor
Mary Gleason .... dialogue editor
Alex Lovy .... recording director
Richard Olson .... sound director
Kerry Dean Williams .... sound effects editor (as Kerry Williams)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Marples .... camera operator
Kieran Mulgrew .... camera operator
Gary W. Smith .... camera operator (as Gary Smith)
Donna Wilson .... camera operator
Animation Department
Sandra Berez .... character designer (as Sandra Young)
Rudy Cataldi .... animation supervisor
Jaime Diaz .... layout artist
David Hanan .... layout artist (as Dave Hanan)
Don Patterson .... animation supervisor
Tom Ray .... animation supervisor
Michelle Urbano .... cel painter
Dwayne Labbe .... animator (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Larry C. Cowan .... supervising film editor
William E. DeBoer .... negative consultant
Music Department
Hoyt Curtin .... musical director
Paul DeKorte .... music supervisor
Joe Sandusky .... music editor

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Additional Details

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98 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Continuity: During the tree trimming party song, Mrs Throckmorton's outfit switches from a long all-in-one dress to a skirt and blazer between many shots. Not to mention that the tree was already decorated when everyone first arrived to the lodge.See more »
Yogi Bear:Now then students. These are called skis and we, uh, use them on this white stuff which is called snow.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Mary Poppins (1964)See more »


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4 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Lowpoint, 25 December 2004
Author: richard.fuller1

How much I loved Yogi Bear cartoons when I was little.

This period in the early eighties was the lowest point for the HB 60's characters. After Laff-A-Lympics and Scooby cloning, these holiday episodes of Yogi, Flintstones, Casper and Scooby Doo must stand as how low the characters would sink.

From sudden song singing that wakes Yogi up, to Ranger Smith telling Booboo the rich lady will sell the lodge because Yogi carried a tray of food upstairs and hasn't returned.

And why was Yogi wearing ice skates in the hotel? Suspense would consist of Ranger Smith suddenly chasing after Yogi and wanting Yogi back in his cave, to Yogi feeling he must jump out of windows to get away from Ranger Smith. Just too forced plot development.

Herman Hermit was another attempt at Yosemite Sam. HB would strive to have their own Yosemite Sam, as well as a handful of tries at getting the Tasmanian Devil (the best known one being the Frankenstones' Hardrock).

Tho it was convoluted, there was greater plot development (and that really isn't saying much) with Yogi being promoted in the lodge business.

And how about Cindy's seductive dance toward Booboo? What was that all about? And Booboo would sing a really meaningless song about hope.

The scraped together HB characters here were Huck, Snag, Augie Doggy and Doggy Daddy. None of the others, like Quickdraw or Magilla Gorilla, turned up.

And that nauseatingly peppy song turns up in the Casper's first Christmas cartoon too.

Ah, my dear friends, where have you gone? Yogi and his gang would be subjected to Yogi's Space Race and Yo Yogi after this, but this period here, when the Saturday morning cartoons were subjected to that infamous cartoon strike and reruns were re-distributed instead, making what was supposed to show up look much much worse, really was an incredible lowpoint for the HB line.

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