JoReviews is teaming up with Warner Bros. to send fans to an advance screening of “YOGI BEAR”.
We have a limited number of admit-two passes for the screening Saturday, December 11 at 10:30 AM at Cinemark Merriam. Winners will be chosen on Friday, December 10th. The winners will receive an email with instructions on how to print out their pass. Make sure to bring the pass with you to the screening. Be sure to get there early. These screenings are overbooked to fill every seat. Only ONE entry per email address. Only eligible for Kansas/Missouri metro area residents. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
Everyone’s favorite pic-a-nic basket-stealing bear comes to the big screen in “Yogi Bear,” a live-action/computer animated adventure filmed in 3D.
The film stars Academy Award® nominee Dan Aykroyd (“Driving Miss Daisy”) as the voice of Jellystone Park’s most famous troublemaker, Yogi Bear. Two-time Emmy Award® winner (“Saturday Night Live”) and six-time Grammy Award winner Justin Timberlake will star as the voice of Boo Boo, Yogi’s faithful pal and co-conspirator in his tireless schemes to separate Jellystone Park patrons from their lunches.
The film’s live-action cast includes Anna Faris (“Observe and Report”) as nature documentary filmmaker Rachel Johnson; Tom Cavanagh (NBC’s “Ed,” “How to Eat Fried Worms”) as Yogi’s amiable nemesis Ranger Smith; T.J. Miller (“Gulliver’s Travels”) as Smith’s diligent deputy, Ranger Jones; Andrew Daly (“The Informant!”) as the conniving Mayor Brown; and Nate Corddry (“The Pacific”) as his Chief of Staff.
Jellystone Park has been losing business, so Mayor Brown has decided to shut it down and sell the land. That means families will no longer be able to experience the natural beauty of the outdoors—and, even worse, Yogi and his pal Boo Boo will be tossed out of the only home they’ve ever known. Faced with his biggest challenge ever, Yogi must prove that he really is “smarter than the average bear” as he and Boo Boo join forces with Ranger Smith to find a way to save the park from closing forever.
One of television’s most beloved cartoon characters, “Yogi Bear” began as a feature of the Hanna-Barbera series “The Huckleberry Hound Show,” before headlining his own show in 1961. Yogi’s television success led to a nationally syndicated comic strip and, in 1964, he became the first Hanna-Barbera cartoon character to make his movie screen debut in “Hey There, It’s Yogi Bear.” “Yogi Bear” has since appeared as several series and one-hour specials.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Sunswept Entertainment/DeLine Pictures Production, in association with Rhythm & Hues, “Yogi Bear.” The film will be directed by Oscar®-winning visual effects veteran Eric Brevig (“Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D,” “Total Recall”) and produced by Donald DeLine (“Body of Lies,” “Fool’s Gold”) and Karen Rosenfelt (“Twilight,” “New Moon”). The screenplay is written by longtime writing and producing partners Jeffrey Ventimilia & Joshua Sternin (“That 70s Show,” “Tooth Fairy”) and Brad Copeland (“Wild Hogs”), based on characters created by Hanna-Barbera Productions. Serving as executive producers are Andrew Haas (“Observe and Report”), James Dyer (“Fool’s Gold”) and Lee Berger (“Night at the Museum”).
Key creative crew includes director of photography Peter James (“27 Dresses”), production designer David R. Sandefur (“Journey to the Center of the Earth, 3D”), and editor Kent Beyda (“Jonah Hex”). The music is composed by John Debncy (“Iron Man 2.”) Liz McGregor is the costume designer (assistant designer, “Fool’s Gold”), and Betsy Paterson, the visual effects supervisor (“The Incredible Hulk”).
“Yogi Bear” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.No more submissions accepted at this time.