Practical Questions: The Yogi Bear Trailer

With the release of the teaser trailer for the upcoming “Yogi Bear” movie, I have some reasonable questions. I understand that asking these things is just giving the movie more viral marketing, but I need to know or else I won’t sleep this week.

1) Did Dan Akroyd make the trailer in his house? His intro is less celebrity-introduction, more my uncle who inserts Baha Men music into his home videos and pretends to be a host.2) Why the need for live-action instead of full CG?

Perhaps this was the executives’ conversation:

Executive Red: So we’re gonna get some of this big upcoming Smurfs money.

Executive Blue: Let me stop you right there. Herculoids movie.

Executive Red: Better. Yogi Bear.

Executive Blue: I thought we lost the rights to him to that trailer park in Indiana.

Executive Red: No. We sent an arsonist to burn that place down yesterday. It will go up in flames.

Executive Blue: Ok, but here’s my other concern…

Executive Red: God damn you.

Executive Blue: Can a CG actor accurately portray the intense range of emotions in Ranger Smith? Will it be able to straddle the line

between anger and embarrassed-anger?

Executive Red: You’re right. We need some solid actors. Is Jason Lee available?

Executive Blue: No, but T.J. Miller is.

Executive Red. Same diff’. And get me Cavanagh. I need his smirk. For reals, that guy can charm butter off of toast.

3) If Yogi revitalizes the career of Tom Cavanagh, will we actually get an Ed DVD Box set?

4) Why does Boo-Boo’s smile creep me out? Does it hide something sinister?

Oops. Sorry. Forgot that already happened with much funnier people.

5) Will there be a scene where Yogi and Boo-Boo have to interact with a live-action bear? Will children become confused at the movie’s strange dimension in which both talking and feral bears exist?

6) Why is Justin Timberlake doing a better job at the voice than Akroyd? I know you has wine to sell now a days, but good god man…Micky Mouse Club is beating your ass. There is one line in the trailer (“Yogi! Grab my paw!”) that goes suddenly…urban.

7) Is it worth it for Anna Farris?

8 ) Should I just be letting go of this and just accept that it’s for children and not my lost adolescence?

Chad Quandt is Analogy Editor for Nonstop Karate.


About Chad Quandt

Writer for videogames, animation, the webcomic Suffrage. Master blocker in dodgeball. Barbecued with Corey Haim before he died.

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