Yogi Bear


Yogi Bear

Critics Consensus

Yogi Bear's 3D effects and all-star voice cast are cold comfort for its aggressively mediocre screenplay.



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Everyone's favorite pic-a-nic basket-stealing bear comes to the big screen in "Yogi Bear," a new adventure, filmed in 3D, that combines live action with computer animation. Dan Aykroyd stars as the voice of Yogi, Jellystone Park's notorious troublemaker, and Justin Timberlake as the voice of Boo Boo, Yogi's faithful pal and co-conspirator in his never-ending schemes to separate park visitors from their lunches. Yogi has always relied on his quick wit and fast feet to stay one step ahead of irate campers while dodging his long-suffering nemesis, Ranger Smith. But he and Boo Boo are about to face a situation worse than anything Yogi has ever gotten them into... Jellystone Park is being sold! To cover his mismanagement of city funds and fuel his election campaign, Mayor Brown plans to sell the park to loggers. Families will no longer be able to experience the natural beauty of the outdoors Jellystone has always provided--and, even worse, Yogi, Boo Boo, and all their friends will be tossed out of the only home they've ever known. Faced with his biggest challenge ever, Yogi must prove he really is "smarter than the average bear," as he and Boo Boo join forces with Ranger Smith to find a way to save the park from closing forever. -- (C) Warner Bros

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Dan Aykroyd
as Yogi Bear
Anna Faris
as Rachel
Tom Cavanagh
as Ranger Smith
T.J. Miller
as Ranger Jones
Nathan Corddry
as Chief of Staff
Josh Robert Thompson
as the narrator., Narrator
Andrew Daly
as Mayor Brown
David Stott
as Mayor's Tailor
Greg Johnson
as Dirty Shopper
Patricia Aldersley
as Elderly Purse Lady
Tim McLachlan
as Purse Snatcher
Vernon Hayden
as Security Guard
Dean Knowsley
as Security Guard
Barry Duffield
as Security Guard
Michael Morris
as Security Guard
William A. Wallace
as Security Guard
Will Wallace
as Security Guard
Suzana Srpek
as Picnic Table Mom
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Critic Reviews for Yogi Bear

All Critics (103) | Top Critics (23)

Audience Reviews for Yogi Bear

  • Dec 02, 2011
    Yogi Bear ruined the show for me, it was horrible and a complete mess of a film.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 30, 2011
    Yogi (voiced by Dan Aykroyd) starts the movie with what he is known for - stealing picnic baskets from visitors of Jellystone Park. In Aykroyd's best Ed Norton impersonation (for the younger viewers that is a character from the 1950s television series "The Honeymooners") he self narrates his strategies so not to lose the audience along the way. Yogi and his accomplice in petty thievery, Boo Boo (voiced by Justin Timberlake) are continually devising new methods to steal food from the tourists to Jellystone Park. Yogi is the da Vinci mastermind while Boo Boo is the rational voice of conscientiousness. They opt for stealing because the alternative is to resort to foraging for food like the "average bear." Word about Yogi's pilfering gets back to Ranger Smith (played by Tom Cavanagh) who has a long history of battling with Yogi. Instead of just shooting Yogi full of tranquilizer darts and dragging his body to another park (that's my idea, it's not in the movie), Ranger Smith uses his sternness to reprimand Yogi therefore upholding law and order within Jellystone. Yogi soon goes back to his cave and Ranger Smith goes back to his cabin and the cycle of picnic basket pilfering continues. Meanwhile, back in Franklin City, Mayor Brown (played by Andrew Daly) is making plans to sell off Jellystone. He needs the money to bring his city out of debt and with a coy evilness, he rationalizes that each resident of Franklin City will make money off the deal. Daly was a fresh enjoyment to watch as the nemesis; delivering his role so both children and adults could pick up on the humor of a fun yet despicable character. A three-way conflict soon begins with Ranger Smith stuck in the middle. Yogi is disrupting the tourists and the mayor is trying to close Jellystone Park. Then, in steps Rachel (played by Anna Farris) who is filming a nature documentary. On top of that Ranger Jones (played by TJ Miller) is gunning for the job of top ranger (it's funny because there are only two rangers for the entire park). It seems like a multi-level story line but the director, Eric Brevig, presents the smaller stories in a clear-cut linear format where even the youngest viewer can pick up on what is happening. While tension is building between Mayor Brown and Ranger Smith, the 100th anniversary of Jellystone is upon them. At the celebration, Yogi (who was only trying to help) ruins everything and the park closes. At Ranger Smith's lowest point, he loses not only the park and his job, but also a chance with Rachel too. Knowing that his intelligence is also a hindrance, Yogi tries a life of being an "average bear" but that doesn't suit him. He and Boo Boo soon devise a scheme to rescue the park and to stop Mayor Brown from becoming Governor Brown. Should you see this movie? Yes, it's simple yet charming. There were a lot of jokes for an older and younger audience. You didn't have to grow up with the cartoon to enjoy this newer version of an old classic, just be a fan of clean humor.
    Patrick B Super Reviewer
  • Oct 01, 2011
    Cute kids film. Not the best though. The film kind of reminded me of movies like The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, The Alvin and the Chipmunks films, Dr. Doolittle films, and Furry Vengeance. The film is predictable. The film needed a major rewrite. Acting wise, both Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake do a great job as Yogi and Boo-Boo. Tom Cavanagh and Anna Faris were ok. Andrew Daly and TJ Miller were miscast.
    Sol C Super Reviewer
  • Jun 17, 2011
    Shame to say it but it wasn't half bad, Kids will love it, The animation wasn't that great but it's fun, I can't comment on the 3D as I watched the 2D version, It's silly and predictable but I laughed a few times.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer

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