According to THR, Warner Bros. is planning a live action CG version of the popular “Yogi Bear” cartoon much like “Alvin & The Chipmunks.”
Endeavor-repped Joshua Sternin and Jeffrey Ventimilia, who exec produced “That ’70s Show” and are writing the feature “Tooth Fairy” for Fox, are penning the screenplay. Donald De Line is producing via his De Line Pictures; Karen Rosenfelt is also producing, with Jon Berg overseeing for Warners.
The project, culled from Warners’ vast library, is planned as a live-action/animated hybrid along the lines of Fox’s 2007 hit “Alvin & the Chipmunks.” Much of the movie will be live-action, but Yogi Bear and sidekick Boo Boo will be done in CG.
Is there any childhood memory that Hollywood won’t rape for profit? The short answer: no. The long answer: no. If your grandmother were a famous cartoon from the 80’s or 90’s, those monsters would probably rape her too. Poor grandma.
In response to this travesty, I’ve included an epilepsy inducing music video to commemorate Yogi. I hope you find it as confusing as I did.