Yogi Bear – New Trailer

Yogi Bear poster

It’s possible that the new Yogi Bear movie, released in December in the USA will eventually only be remembered for that poster. Time will tell.

In the meantime Warners have released a new trailer for the forthcoming 3D movie. And…. well personally I think it looks terrible. Hackneyed, obvious, with voice work from Dan Ackroyd that grates within the first minute. (Apparently students of Daws Butler (the original voice of Yogi Bear) sent Dan Aykroyd tapes of Butler explaining how to do Yogi’s voice. Aykroyd refused to listen to any of the tapes, preferring to do his own take on the classic character. Which is fair enough, but may well have been a mistake.)

The casting of Tom Cavenagh as Ranger Smith seems “off” too, Cavanagh is an incredibly likeable actor, which takes some of the sting out of him being Yogi’s supposed nemesis.

This all seems a little charmless, and I’m not entirely sure whether it will hit either the kid demographic, or those who loved Yogi as a kid. But am I being too harsh, what do you think dear readers?

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~ by moviegrrlreviews on November 5, 2010.

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