|Directed by||Eric Brevig|
|Produced by||Donald De Line
|Written by||Brad Copeland
Characters and Series:
|Music by||Andrew Lockington|
|Editing by||Kent Beyda|
De Line Pictures
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Release date(s)||December 17, 2010|
|Preceded by||Hey There, It's Yogi Bear!|
Yogi Bear is an upcoming 3-D live-action/CGI film adaptation of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon series, The Yogi Bear Show, due for release on December 17, 2010. It will be distributed by Warner Bros. with Hanna-Barbera Productions. It will be the first movie development of a Hanna-Barbera property produced with the assistance of neither Bill Hanna nor Joe Barbera, who died in 2001 and 2006 respectively.
Eric Brevig is the director, and Donald De Line, Karen Rosenfelt and Tim Coddington are the producers, with Lee Berger, Jim Dyer, Andrew Hass and Jon Berg as the executive producers. Dan Aykroyd stars in the film as Yogi Bear. Principal photography began in November, 2009.
Adapting the television series, the film follows the adventures of Yogi Bear (voice of Dan Aykroyd) and his pal Boo-Boo (voice of Justin Timberlake) in Jellystone Park, as they avoid Ranger Smith (Tom Cavanagh) who is trying to stop Yogi from stealing picnic baskets. Meanwhile, a nature documentary filmmaker (Anna Faris) is shooting a film where she encounters Yogi and Boo-Boo, the two then try to get her and Ranger Smith hooked up, where they become romantically involved. Yogi Bear also falls in love with Cindy Bear (Christine Taylor).
On October 2, 2008, it was confirmed that a live-action/CGI Yogi Bear movie was in the works. It is currently in production and has recently obtained the release date of December 17, 2010. It will be distributed and financed by Warner Bros. Pictures, with Hanna-Barbera Productions. It will be the first movie development of a Hanna-Barbera property not produced with the assistance of William Hanna or Joseph Barbera. Ash Brannon was originally scheduled to direct the film but was replaced by Eric Brevig (Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D) when it was decided that the film would be produced as a 3-D project.
Donald De Line is the producer and Karen Rosenfelt is the executive producer along with Jon Berg as a secondary executive producer for Warner Bros. Joshua Sternin and Jeffrey Ventimilia wrote the script. The film, adapting the television series, will follow the adventures of Yogi Bear and his pal Boo-Boo in Jellystone Park, as they avoid Ranger Smith who is trying to stop Yogi from stealing picnic baskets. Dan Aykroyd will voice Yogi, Justin Timberlake will voice his pal, Boo Boo, and Christine Taylor will voice his girlfriend, Cindy Bear. Anna Faris plays a nature-documentary film-maker following the escapades of Yogi in Jellystone Park.  Tom Cavanagh will be playing the part of Ranger Smith.
Filming began in New Zealand in November 2009.
Rhythm and Hues is confirmed to be providing CGI character animation for Yogi Bear, Boo-Boo, and Cindy Bear in the film. The company had previously worked with Hanna-Barbera on other theatrical projects, including Jetsons: The Movie, The Flintstones and the live-action/CGI Scooby-Doo series.
Originally slated for a Spring 2011 release, Warner Bros. announced in October 2009 that the release date had been moved up to December 17th, 2010 in the US and Canada. It will be released in Argentina on December 23rd, 2010 and other countries are expected for release in 2011.