Thursday, October 2, 2008

Yogi Bear Heads To Hollywood

Everyones favourite picnic basket stealing bear is getting his own film as Warner Bros. Pictures is developing a feature version of "Yogi Bear," the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon, with Surf's Up co-helmer/co-writer Ash Brannon attached to direct. THR has the news that the film will be a live-action/animated hybrid like Alvin and the Chipmunks and Scooby Doo (I wonder will Jason Lee be Ranger Smith?).

Joshua Sternin and Jeffrey Ventimilia, who executive produced "That '70s Show" and are writing the feature Tooth Fairy for Fox, are penning the screenplay. Donald De Line is producing via his De Line Pictures; Karen Rosenfelt is also producing. Hopefully this will be better than the average live-action/animated hybrid based on a cartoon, feature.