It turns out that Warner Bros. was “smarter than the average bear” when they produced the Yogi Bear movie. Though many panned it, the film was a success and the studio is moving forward with plans for a sequel.
Based on the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon character, Yogi Bear premiered last December to a $16.4 million opening. That’s not a great start but the picture ended up averaging more than $100 million before it left U.S. theaters. It also grossed another $100 million internationally and you just know they must have sold a lot of DVDs.
According to Variety, Warner’s has signed the Yogi Bear writing team of Joshua Sternin and Jeffrey Ventimilia to pen the script. Donald De Line and Karen Rosenfelt will produce once again with Andrew Haas as executive producer.
Dan Aykroyd voiced the title character in the first movie with Justin Timberlake as his faithful sidekick Boo-Boo. Tom Cavanaugh played Ranger Smith with Anna Faris, Andrew Daly, and T.J. Miller in other live-action roles. Eric Brevig directed the picture.
There’s no word yet if the cast or director will return or when the sequel is expected to be released.
What do you think? Did you like the first Yogi Bear movie? Will you or your kids watch the sequel?
at first my kids loved it, and now I make them watch it. Great movie.
You had to say Huckleberry Hound! Now I’m thinking of the Simpsons behind the laughter! But seriously, as long as the kids like it, it’s cool. When I can arrange it, Boomerang will be back in my home!
What’s the old saying…”A fool and his money are soon parted.”
Me? Sad. Why? Took my nephew to see it and he LOVED it and he watches it so often, I had a dream about it once. He still quotes it. So The Blue Rose is right; grown ups don’t get it but the kids do.
Maybe they’ll give us less human and more HuckleBerry Hound, etc. this time around.
Grown ups don’t understand.
It is not crap Critic it was a good movie and my daughter and I would watch the second one. Did you ever hear the saying if you have nothing don’t say anything at all? Shh
Why did people have to go see that crap? Now they think they have to make another one. Thanks a lot.