Yogi Bear : Movie Review

Rock-bottom expectations are rewarded, sort of, in this update of Hanna-Barbera's necktied ursus, which hopes to outdo the live action/computer animation success of the Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise by adding one more dimension. Yogi (who debuted in 1958 and was loosely based on The Honeymooners' Ed Norton) is voiced by Dan Aykroyd, unable to nail down the picnic stealer's Catskills-comedian delivery. Justin Timberlake, however, flawlessly re-creates Boo Boo's adenoidal intonation. The obligatory creature ass-shaking to a past dance hit (here, "Baby Got Back") is blessedly brief, though 21st-century Yogi proves to be an unbearable mugger.

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Author : Melissa Anderson