Yogi Bear (U)
Voices of: Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake, Anna Faris
Friday 11 February 2011
Way down the evolutionary scale from the Hanna-Barbera TV show, this combines live action and computer animation to evoke the wacky fun of Jellystone Park, where the ursine stealer of picnic baskets and his bow-tied confederate evade capture by park rangers, and the corrupt mayor wants to sell off Jellystone Park to a logging company – unless rangers, bears and love interest can stop them.
There are some watchable 3D sequences in a boat on the rapids and a makeshift airplane, but it's pretty grim for anyone over six. The only laugh at the press screening came when pushy blonde Anna Faris, playing a documentary-maker, introduced herself to Ranger Smith (Tom Cavanagh) with the words, "Hi, I'm Rachel Johnson..."
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