A lot of people have been complaining about this new Yogi Bear movie, which merges live-action with CGI characters in order to bring the popular Hann-Barbera cartoon to life in the very same vein as Scooby-Doo or The Chipmunks have already.
Of course, those same people always assert that their beloved childhood cartoons should be spared from Hollywood's exploitative touch, so they will probably spiral further down into despair when they see this latest Yogi Bear trailer.
Now, the second Yogi Bear trailer was pretty thin on story (read: there wasn't one), instead opting to throw a series of hijinks and gags at us in the hope that we would be amused. And, if I was a six-year-old boy again, I might've been.
This new trailer is basically a re-hash that also fails to introduce any real "story" for the film, and again relies upon hijinks, gags, CGI characters voiced by big-name stars (Dan Aykroyd as Yogi, Justin Timberlake as Boo Boo) and the all-powerful promise of 3D. I feel especially bad for Tom Cavanagh (Scrubs) and Anna Farris (Scary Movie), who play the two live-action humans who suffer Yogi's crazy picnic basket-swiping schemes.
However, despite everything in this film that fails to impress me, I'm pretty sure the kids will get a kick out of Yogi Bear. Watch the new trailer below:
As you can see, from the "humor," to the "dialog" to the phoned-in "acting" by the human players, Yogi Bear looks to be strictly for the juice box crowd, while simultaneously serving as a nice payday for the actors involved. After all, that Chipmunks franchise has been a gold mine so far!
Yogi Bear will be in theaters on December 17th.
Source: Warner Bros.