I’ve stopped watching traditional television. Do I not watch TV shows? Absolutely not; I simply watch them on my own terms off the internet. Because of that, I am totally out of touch with normal advertising because internet sites usually rent the whole half hour or hour block to one company’s ad and play it continuously. Needless to say, I was not aware that they were making a Yogi Bear movie, but also needless to say, I am not surprised.
I honestly have mixed emotions on this one. I love all cartoons new and old. The fact they are giving Yogi the full CGI treatment makes me happy that a beloved Hanna Barbera character will once again have pop culture relevance and be introduced to a new generation of kids. But the thought of seeing Yogi Bear not only given the CGI treatment, but the Dreamworks treatment of making none trendy things forcefully filled with pop culture references the source content doesn’t call for makes me cringe.
But perhaps I am making too many assumptions. I haven’t seen a trailer yet and maybe Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake will embody Yogi and Boo Boo perfectly. And maybe Garfield was a good movie… I’m just kidding, I am actually intrigued to the point of really wanting to see this.
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