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Yogi's First Christmas (1980)

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.

Director:

Ray Patterson

Writer:

Willie Gilbert (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sue Allen Sue Allen ... Singer (voice)
John Richard Bolks John Richard Bolks ... Singer (voice)
Daws Butler ... Yogi Bear / Snagglepuss / Huckleberry Hound / Augie Doggie (voice)
Paul DeKorte Paul DeKorte ... Singer (voice)
Darlene Lawrence Darlene Lawrence ... Singer (voice)
Edie Lehmann Boddicker ... Singer (voice) (as Edie Lehmann)
Ida Sue McCune Ida Sue McCune ... Singer (voice)
Don Messick ... Boo Boo / Ranger Smith / Herman the Hermit (voice)
Marilyn Powell Marilyn Powell ... Singer (voice)
Michael Redman Michael Redman ... Singer (voice)
Andrea Robinson Andrea Robinson ... Singer (voice)
Marilyn Schreffler Marilyn Schreffler ... Snively (voice)
Hal Smith ... Otto the Chef / Santa Claus (voice)
John Stephenson ... Doggie Daddy / Mr. Dingwell (voice)
Janet Waldo ... Cindy Bear / Mrs. Throckmorton (voice)
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Storyline

Yogi Bear and Boo Boo are awakened from hibernation and end up joining friends at the Jellystone Lodge. They try to save it from being torn down by preparing for a great Christmas celebration in the lodge. However, two Christmas-haters, a miserable hermit and the lodge owner's rotten son, plan to ruin the festivities. Written by LVJeff

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Yogi's First Christmas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

During the opening musical number, Boo Boo's voice can be heard, even though he is absent from the scene. This is due to the fact that part of the audio was lifted from Casper's First Christmas. See more »

Quotes

Yogi Bear: What's this? Trees grow inside in the winter?
Augie Doggie: That's a Christmas tree!
Yogi Bear: You mean I'm up in time for Christ-a-mis?
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Referenced in Trollied: Episode #3.1 (2013) See more »

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Festive Yogi
3 January 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Loved Yogi Bear as a child, and still have a soft spot for it now. It is a funny and charming show with appealing, funny and smart humour and likable characters, plus the characters are well voiced.

'Yogi's First Christmas' is entertaining and charming with enough of what makes me like Yogi Bear in the first place and what makes me love Christmas. As far as Yogi Bear television specials/films go, 'Yogi's First Christmas' generally is among the better ones (the only bad one of the ones seen is 'Yogi's Great Escape'), though with its limitations.

The limitations are particularly apparent in some of the animation. Some very nice vibrant colours and some details are well done, but generally the drawing lacks finesse and the backgrounds are a bit sparse and incomplete. Would have toned down the sound effects and the music is too 80s, pretty cheap and doesn't fit.

Also felt that the villains didn't add an awful lot and the conflict convolutes the story a little, a shame because the story was fine as it was elsewhere.

On the other hand, there is a lot of amusing writing that is true in spirit to the Yogi Bear show and what made it so appealing in the first place. A lot of the lines have a little corn but will garner several laughs and even more smiles. There is a real sense of fun and nostalgia, it's heart-warming and has a festive charm.

As said, there are some nice colours that elevates the animation to a slightly better level. 'Yogi's First Christmas' is never dull, pretty lively actually, and it is hard not to feel warm, cosy, amused and touched seeing the story unfold and the characters interact. The spirit of Christmas is evoked perfectly.

Characters mostly are great, with Yogi and Boo Boo likable characters. The voice acting is very good, with Daws Butler giving a bravura performance in multiple roles.

In summary, not quite magical but fun. Die-hard fans will like it and so would those not demanding too much. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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