YOGI BEAR gets a cast

Wilhem Oliva

by: Wilhem Oliva
November 6th, 2009

yogi bear cast

I guess if Hollywood insists on making another movie desecrating one of my childhood icons, it helps to have a decent cast, and I think you can at least say that about actors in negotiations to star in the upcoming live-action/CG animated movie, YOGI BEAR. As you can see from the picture above, those actors are Anna Faris, Dan Aykroyd, and Justin Timberlake.

You could make the argument that Timberlake is not an actor, but I kinda liked him in BLACK SNAKE MOAN and I’m intrigued to hear his voicing of Yogi’s sidekick, Boo-Boo. Yogi, of course, will be played by Dan Aykroyd, who has done some voice-acting in the past and is always entertaining. Those two will be animated, but Anna Faris’s character seems to fit the “live-action” part of the description.

In the film, Faris will “play a nature documentarian who pays a visit to Jellystone Park, only to encounter a mischievous talking bear with a fondness for pic-a-nic baskets.” I do find it odd that a minor character like the documentarian (who is obviously a love interest) is being cast, yet we’ve heard nothing on Yogi’s nemesis, Ranger Smith. You’d think he’d be a priority.

The film is being written by Joshua Sternin and Jeffrey Ventimilia, who have written for “The Simpsons” and “The Critic” (not bad to have on your resume) back in the day and also wrote the script to the upcoming movie, TOOTH FAIRY. Eric Brevig, of JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH fame, will be directing.

Source Jo Blo

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  • ianpotpie

    Bill Hader for Ranger Smith!!!

  • me

    this looks pretty awful.
    oh well
    yay

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