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Hey there! It's Dan Aykroyd as Yogi Bear?!? And Justin Timberlake as Boo-Boo? It's not April Fool's Day is it?

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. This is probably the oddest piece of news to hit this week... Apparently next month production begins on a live action/CG animation hybrid adaptation of Yogi Bear directed by JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH helmer Eric Brevig. Variety has a story on this film indicating a cast is shaping up with Dan Aykroyd in talks to voice Yogi Bear, Justin Timberlake in talks to voice Boo-Boo and Anna Faris in talks to play a live-action documentary filmmaker I assume doing a feature in and around Jellystone. Uh... so, yeah. Who thinks this is a good idea again? I love Dan Aykroyd, but this is even more depressing than Bill Murray doing Garfield. Maybe I'll be eating my words upon release, but I'm not going to hold my breath. -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

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  • Nov. 6, 2009, 7:19 a.m. CST

    Make this now. All live action. Directed by Wes Anderson....

    by FlickaPoo it.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 7:20 a.m. CST


    by craaayz

    sad i know.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 7:20 a.m. CST

    a failed first

    by craaayz

    even sadder

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 7:23 a.m. CST

    This actually sounds kinda funny

    by BeeDub

    Mostly from the mental image of JT doing a Boo Boo voice in a recording studio. "Yogi..."

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Vagina Cheese

    by StarchildAD

    As much as the Garfield movie was lame and this would be lame. Both Murray and Aykroyd are pretty much perfectly casted as the voices.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 7:27 a.m. CST

    And whats the deal with that penis scrotal thingie

    by StarchildAD

    for the 4TH kind image freeze.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Now that I have your attention...

    by StarchildAD

    Imagine Larry King sucking your cock with Enya playing in the background. Happy weekend everyone!

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 7:35 a.m. CST

    So he's Bringing BooBoo Back?

    by WickedJester

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Smarter than your average bear?

    by WT

    Wow, that really is the oddest bit of film gossip I've heard. And it's not even like The Flintstones, where at least you could say John Goodman was a spot on choice for Fred. This just doesn't really make sense.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 7:43 a.m. CST


    by Volfan8404

    That was awesome. Those other bears don't know how to act.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Yogi is dead.

    by antmanx68

    After I saw them give it the Ren and Stimpy treatment I don't even care anymore, they can't fuck it up worse than that.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Eric Brevig?

    by Crow3711

    Do studios even watch the movies of the people they hand giant budgets to to make a film? Journey to The Center of The Earth has to be one of the poorest directed of all-time. Do they not realize he probably can't make a good movie? Why not find someone else who would actually put effort into this opportunity and maybe make something not hideously embarssing. Hollywood fucking sucks. How does an asshole like this continue to get to direct major movies? Journey didn't even make money! It fucking tanked!

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Murray was perfect for Garfield

    by Bouncy X

    least i thought so, especially considering the Garfield/Peter Venkman connection. maybe i'm biased because i'm a big fan of the cat but yeah, thought he did a good job regardless of the quality of the movies. but Justin as Boo Boo? isn't Boo Boo a little kid with a little kid's voice? not saying they shoulda hired a child actor but if they were gonna get a celebrity, why not someone known for doing voices or whatever? granted Justin has a high voice for a male but yeah.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:16 a.m. CST

    I prefer...

    by SaluteYourShorts

    Actual 2D cartoons alongside real-life humans, ie. Roger Rabbit. I think it looks better, more fun, and is just really cool. Garfield and Alvin & the Chipmunks should have been 2D cartoons in a live-action world.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Live action and a cameo by Mel Gibson's beaver.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Timberlake has comedic timing!!!

    by beastie

    He'll make lines that have no business being funny... funny. If he's involved, this has a chance.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Mel Gibson wouldn't be in this because...

    by SaluteYourShorts

    He hates bears. Because bears killed Jesus.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:31 a.m. CST

    NO... The bears taught Jesus how to make

    by StarchildAD

    proper sandwiches

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:34 a.m. CST

    ...Jewish people are fuzzy, but calling them bears...

    by FlickaPoo offensive...and just plain silly...they really aren't very aggressive. More like beavers really...<P>!!!!! <P>HOLY SHIT! Do you see where this is going?

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:40 a.m. CST

    At what point did Dan Aykroid think

    by ricarleite2

    "you know, fuck Ghostbusters 3. I'll deal with that later. I'll voice a CGI Yogi Bear first. It's not like I need the money, I just think this is a great role."

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Please let the world end now.

    by madCanada


  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:49 a.m. CST

    uuugggg ...

    by madCanada

    If you need any more evidence that human existance is ultimately pointless, a "Yogi Bear" movie with Dan Ackroyd would prove it beyond a doubt.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Still better than...

    by JohnnyKrypton

    DeNiro in Bullwinkle

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Re: JohnnyKrypton

    by ricarleite2

    Good one. Anyone rememeber his interview on Leno to promote Bullwinkle? He was so embarassed he couldn't SPEAK. Leno cut the interview short and said "This must be hell for you, aint it?" - They both laughed and stoped talking about that piece of crap!

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Quint, You ignorant slut....

    by thecomedian

    Yogi Bear is the Crown Jewel of old school Hanna Barbera Cartoons. The fact that they've kept a Yogi Bear movie under the radar this long is strange enough. Anna Farris all dizzy and baked out chasing after Yogi while Yogi steals picknick baskets? That's gonna be hilarious.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Actually ricarleite2...

    by Ronald Raygun

    De Niro's production company made Rocky and Bullwinkle and he basically cast himself as Fearless Leader, so he basically dug his own grave there.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 9:12 a.m. CST

    ...I would watch Anna Faris do anything with Yogi Bear...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...and I mean ANYTHING.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 9:12 a.m. CST


    by Ronald Raygun

    Should basically proofread next time, basically.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Why would DeNiro be embarassed?

    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    He produced it. He supposedly is a fan of the old cartoon and secured the rights to produce and co-star in it. And Boo Boo is not a child.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Yogi Bear

    by maxwell's hammer

    You know, Garfield may be beloved, but the strips themselves are pretty lame, hence a lackluster movie. The Yogi Bear cartoons could actually be kind of funny (in a Saturday mornign cartoon kind of way), so I actually think there could be some potential do to something interesting here, ala "The Brady Bunch Movie" or the much malaigned "Rocky & Bullwinkle" move that actually had a few moments of surreal brilliance in it.<BR> <BR> There is still every possibility that this version will be stupid and pointless, but I don't think it's intrinsically a bad idea.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Liked Bullwinkle. if this turns out like that I'll be fine with

    by Geomancer21

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Fuck the Ranger BooBoo!

    by conspiracy

    And Fuck Yogi Bear. Sure I liked him when I was a little kid; he lazed around, refused to work, stole from those who did, and basically lived on the government dole, untouchable for his fucking crimes because he was a "protected species", what kid wouldn't want to be Yogi!</p><p>But now I'm older...and I can see Yogi helped influence a generation of entitlement seeking lazy fucks who think everything in life is free. Fuck You Yogi bear!;)

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Oh the cartoons weren't bad enough

    by FeralAngel

    My childhood memories will forever be marred by those horrible Hanna-Barbera cartoons. Bear in mind that when they were on, THAT'S ALL THERE WAS. Hanna-Barbera OWNED Saturday morning, and so that's what we got every end of the week, a bunch of badly-drawn, badly-written, derivative dollops of barely-animated crap. Why ANYONE would want to bring back something so crappy in the first place is beyond me, much less in CGI and with Ackroyd's voice. Bringing back the Muppets makes more sense...well, no, let's say it makes equal sense. In other words NO SENSE. Hell, Garfield at his worst was funnier than Yogi any damn day. God, Hollywood, the sad story of Astro Boy's (undeserved) failure should tell you something. I hope whoever's financing this crap will lose every dime so they can never spend money on cinematic shit again. Gah...

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 9:31 a.m. CST

    THIS will be fucking your eyeballs in 2010...

    by BurnHollywood

    Your cheeks will be covered in chocolate-flavored eye-pussy juice.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 9:35 a.m. CST

    drink your way to a better hollywood ...

    by madCanada

    FYI ... Dan Ackrord has his own winery up here in Canada and offers a full line of fairly-decent Ontario-grown wines. At any rate, they are better than his shitty films. If you want to see less of Ackroyd on the big screen, I urge you all to order vast amounts of his wine-- and make that venture such a success that he moves into it full time. The world's eyeballs will thank you. Cheers.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Yogi Bear is one of my favourites... I hope they get

    by FamousEccles

    people on board this who love the character and can treat it with respect... and are damn funny writers who don't need to resort to smut.. and here's hoping they design the characters on the original!!! did somebody say Mel Gibson is going to be Ranger Smith? How about Bear Grylls having a nasty encounter with Yogi in the opening sequence??

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 9:40 a.m. CST

    I loved the Garfield joke in Zombieland.

    by Rev. Slappy

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 9:48 a.m. CST


    by Lone Fox

    I've recently been schooling my son in the cartoons I 'grew up' on, and Yogi is his favourite (because the Thing references him in FF2). This means I'm duty bound to see this. But for the love of fucksake... Timberface? Fuck!

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 10:07 a.m. CST

    I despise Timberlake, but...

    by Kal Reeve

    this could be seriously, seriously great! But if he is to be Boo-Boo, they better not change him into some pseudo hip little bear. He needs to remain the buttoned-down brain he's always been.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 10:16 a.m. CST

    After all of Quint's talk

    by robhouston

    of not being able to fit into the Tank Training simulators he should not be eating anything, let alone his own words.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 10:30 a.m. CST

    michael clarke duncan as boo boo

    by Meadowe

    "Baby, you and me are gonna make the baby." - duncan on family guy as the stork.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 10:36 a.m. CST

    That was MCD>>??? on Family Guy

    by mattforce7

    Had NO idea, now it makes perfect sense

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST

    I'm actually pretty psyched!

    by HarryCalder

    Here's why: 1. Rescue Rangers, fuck yeah, bitches! 2. Hearing Dan Ackroyd's voice coming out of a 3D animated Yogi Bear's mouth works for me, totally. 3. Anna Faris gets hotter in every damn movie she's in, even though I miss her as a gothy brunette from the Scary Movie days. 4. See number three. 5. This will be WAY better than Garfield, because Yogi Bear just butt-rapes Garfield any day of the week. I really am surprised at how happy I am with this news... [scratches head]

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 10:43 a.m. CST

    The script is actually smarter then your average script

    by JettL93

    Some of you might be surprised when this comes out, Akroyd has always been the first choice so that doesn't suprise me he got the part. Jack black for the longest time was cast as Boo boo, but i suppose producers liked the voice work J-Long did on the chipmunks movies and decided to go with him on this one too

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 11:08 a.m. CST

    what about a Heathcliff movie

    by Meadowe

    Just because "Heath" is in his name what what!

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST

    michael clarke duncan as a muppet on family guy

    by Meadowe


  • Nov. 6, 2009, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Dude, if you're going to bullshit us...

    by Darkman least get the facts straight. Justin *Timberlake* is voicing Boo-Boo, not Justin *Long*. <br><br> And really, all they do is speed up the voices in post (shouldn't you know that, being the man on the inside that you are), so how would one really know who's voicing the characters...and, on that same token, I can't imagine why they'd cast name actresses for the Chipettes in the Squeakuel. <br><br> Also, it's nice to see someone defending ROCKY & BULLWINKLE. It's better than you'd be led to believe. <br><br> As for much as I would never have thought of Aykroyd in the role, I suppose it makes a nice corollary for Murray in GARFIELD. Who knows? Maybe Ramis might end up voicing the lead in MAGILLA GORILLA. Couldn't be worse than YEAR ONE.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    This sounds like an abomination. <br> <br> I love (old-school) Aykroyd and I don't automatically hate Timberlake but on its face this just sounds like a colossal mistake.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Ya know

    by Omar B

    I'm not in the least offended by this, in fact I like the idea. Garfeild and Alvin & The Chipmunks were cute movies. I love the Yogi cartoons and I don't expect much from a movie version except something cute. Dan rules, Justin's funny from what I've seen on SNL and Anna's hot. It'll be worth watching when it's on cable.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 11:41 a.m. CST

    At least Murray as Garfield had a certain logic to it...

    by Admonisher

    ...what with the Lorenzo Music connection. And in spite of the quality of the films, Murray was definitely excellent in the role.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Why is Timberlake getting voice work?

    by drewlicious

    There wasn't that much character to his voice in Shrek 3. Second, why the hell is his name coming up in everything. I don't mind him that much but I'm starting to resent Hollywood trying to ram him down my throat.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 12:21 p.m. CST

    I would rather suck cold diahorrea...

    by BiggusDickus

    ...through a tramp's sock that come within a parsec of this.<p>Fuck me, can the industry stoop any lower?

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 12:22 p.m. CST

    I don't think the Ranger's gonna like this, Yogi

    by freedunit01

    OK I'm a huge fan of the ol' Hanna Barbera cartoons! So the idea of an updated movie makes me shudder . .. regardless of the voices. Still, I could see Akroyd do an OK job on this. The big Key will be who is playing Ranger Smith and will Boo Boo still be the down-in-the mouth voice of reason (even if it is Timberlake).

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 12:25 p.m. CST

    If Akryod is gonna be a bear

    by freedunit01

    Personally, I'd rather see a short film where Akroyd is voicing the pissed-off bear from Great Outdoors, sitting in a park explaining to fellow Ursa Majors such as Yogi, BooBoo, Smokey, etc how he ended up with such a bad hair cut.

  • What were Bill & Joe thinking, using Don Messick and Daws Butler back in the 60s? NOW we can get the true vision of Yogi that they were always dreaming of back in the H/B studios. And the list of raped 60s cartoons piling up like police cars in the first Blues Brothers movie keeps growing: Bullwinkle, Underdog, AstroBoy...fuck, why even care anymore? It's not like the studios check AICN talkback and decide these are bad ideas. Just another descent into stupidity that I won't be near, theater-wise, at release time.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 12:54 p.m. CST

    How about let voice actors voice the characters?

    by JuanSanchez

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    aint it cool news for 8 year olds.

    by alice133

    and this is about the right level for timberlakes acting ability.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Actually, not NEARLY as depressing as Bill Murray doing Garfield

    by Jollymorphic

    How many "Lost in Translations" has Akroyd done? How many "Broken Flowers," or "Rushmores?" Dan Akroyd is right in his element with this one. Nevertheless, in a perfect world, it would be the John Kricfalusi version of Yogi Bear they would be remaking.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Dan Ackroyd is the very definition of "has been"

    by BoRock_A_Boomer

    And just about a never was

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Dan Aykroyd only non-sucks when ...

    by madCanada

    ... playing a serious dramatic (NON-COMEDIC!!!) supporting role. Hey Dan, more of that please, less of the other.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Aykroyd was good in Grosse Point Blank

    by WickedJester

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 1:10 p.m. CST

    I know a bear that you all know Yogi, Yogi

    by Hellsbuttmonkey

    I know a bear that you all know, Yogi, Yogi bear. Yogi, Yogi bear! Yogi, Yogi bear! I know a bear that you all know, Yogi, Yogi bear. Yogi's got a girlfriend bear. Suzie, Suzie. Yogi's got a girlfriend bear, Suzie, Suzie bear. Suzie, Suzie bear! Suzie, Suzie bear! Yogi's got a girlfriend bear, Suzie, Suzie bear. Suzie she likes whips and chains, kinky, kinky, Suzie she likes whips and chains, she's kinky bear. shes's kinky bear!! she's kinky bear!! Suzie likes whips and chains, she's kinky bear. Suzie shaves her pubic hairs, grizley, grizley, Suzie shaves her pubic hairs, she's a grizzly bear. She's a grizzly bear!! She's a grizzly bear!! Suzie shaves her pubic hairs, she's a grizzly bear! Yogi's knob is green and long, cue cum, cue cum, Yogi's knob is green and long, he's a cucumbear. He's a cucumbear!! He's a cucumbear!! Yogi's knob is green and long, he's a cucumbear. Suzie put it in her mouth, GOBLIN!! GOBLIN!! Suzie put it in her mouth, she's a goblin bear. She's a goblin bear!! She's a goblin bear!! Suzie put it in her mouth, she's a goblin bear!! Yogi's got a cheesey knob, camin, camin Yogi's got a cheesey knob, he's a camin bear. He's a camin bear!! He's a camin bear!! Yogi's got a cheesey knob, he's a camin bear. Boo Boo turnes up with his friends, gang bang, gang bang, Boo Boo turns up with his friends, he's a gang bang bear. He's a gang bang bear!! He's a gang bang bear!! Boo Boo turns up with his friends, he's a gang bang bear. Whose that bear right over there? Big t*ts, blonde hair, Whose that bear right over there? Big t*ts and blonde hair. It must be Dani bear!! It must be Dani bear!! Cause she's got big t*ts and blonde hair, it must be Dani bear. Now I'm here all on my own.....lonely.....lonely, Now I'm here all on my own.....I'm a lonely bear. What can I do all on my own?? Lonely....Lonely, what can I do all on my own?? I'm a w*nker bear!! .... I'm a w*nker bear!! I'm a w*nker bear!! Everytime I'm on my own...I'M A W*NKER BEAR!! I'm a w*nker bear!! I'm a w*nker bear!! Everytime I'm on my own....I'm a w*nker bear!!

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 1:11 p.m. CST

    And Tommy Boy...

    by WickedJester

    I make car parts for the American working man...<br><br>With the same accent as Uncle Roman<br><br>How 'bout Uncle Roman goes and drops some coin on a speed boat tomorra'?

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Who's going to be cast as Ranger Smith?

    by ShabbyBlue

    For some eason, Stephen Colbert or Steven Carrell seem like the ideal choice.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 1:29 p.m. CST

    by madCanada

    Steve Buschemi as Ranger Smith.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 1:32 p.m. CST


    by Triple_J_72

    I am sick and tired of that punk Justin Timberlake. And uh, yeah, that's all I got.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Next up: Adam Sandler as "Snagglepuss"

    by AsimovDiedOfAIDS

    I'm just BSing here but sadly, this probably WILL happen.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 1:36 p.m. CST

    NOTHING is more depressing than Murray as Garfield.

    by 11ZOMBIES

    NOTHING. That is all. I get the voice acting connection there, but Aykroyd as Yogi doesn't compare at all.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Wonder which atrociously bad choices...

    by AsimovDiedOfAIDS

    ...the suits will cast for Pixie & Dixie and Mr. Jinx?

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Although Ray Romano as Augie Doggie...

    by AsimovDiedOfAIDS

    ...has a certain sad, twisted appropriateness.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Shit, they should just hire every has-been,

    by AsimovDiedOfAIDS

    ...burn out, and aging pop star in Hollywood and to a CG/Live Action version of Yogi Bear's Laff-A-Lympics! Right off the bat I could see Horatio Sanz as Peter Potamus and Jeff Foxworthy as Huckleberry Hound. Not to mention Brad Garrett as Quick Draw McGraw and John Leguizamo as his deputy, Baba Looey. This could be a financial boon to literally dozens, if not hundreds of D-list celebs!

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    More interested in the Berenstein Bears adaptation

    by solanine

    That will undoubtedly turn out better than this, which will be Alvin and the Chipmunks caliber.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Great cast but David Lynch would be my choice for director

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    Now, wouldn't you pay full price to see that movie?

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 2 p.m. CST

    "Any regrets?"

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    ..."Maybe Garfield." <P> Sounds fucking stupid.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 2:03 p.m. CST

    c'mon h'wood, how low can you go?

    by madCanada

    Chevy Chase as Deputy Dawg. Steve Martin as Snagglepuss.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 2:03 p.m. CST


    by SylarTheCylon

    this is cool news?

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 2:04 p.m. CST

    keep going ..

    by madCanada

    Rick Moranis as Huckleberry Hound.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 2:10 p.m. CST

    lower ...

    by madCanada

    Jack Black as Magilla Gorilla.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Dan Aykroyd.....gotta eat?

    by panicdawg

    That's a good explanation.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Its morphin time bitch

    by StarchildAD


  • Nov. 6, 2009, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Waitaminit... Rescue Rangers?

    by HarryCalder

    Was there a Y. Bear "Rescue Rangers" spin-off? Now I'm suddenly thinking that's not right. There were tons of them, Yogi in outer space, all kinds of stuff... Whatevs...

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 3:08 p.m. CST

    The best thing that Dan Aykroid has ever done

    by thelordofhell

    is Donna Dixon

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST


    by WickedJester

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 3:24 p.m. CST

    This movie has the potential to be TERRIBLE

    by F-18

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 3:50 p.m. CST


    by I Max U Mini

    Aykroyd was one of the greatest SNL performers EVER! As for Timberlake, I used to hate the guy just because I despised the boy bands concept, however, he has done some stellar comedic work as of late. That said, I still don't see this being a successful project - but I have been surprised before.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 4:04 p.m. CST

    It must suck to be the tail end of the 80s comedy wave

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    You have Murray>Martin>Murphy>Hanks>Chase>Akryod. Yeesh even freakin Chevy Chase was more of a force than Akroyd.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST


    by BlackBriar

    Sounds lame!!

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Even Murray regetted Garfield...

    by Cletus Van Damme

    ...he said so on his deathbed.<p>Some of you will get that, some of you won't.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Ackroyd isn't a fucking has been

    by ndally

    He makes a shit load of money making wine and vodka. He's said that he's basically retired from acting unless 1) Spielberg asks him b) Sandler asks him or if GB3 gets made. Ackroyds got a great fucking voice n he's probably just doing this cuz Yogi Bears prime was when ackroyd was a kid. He's no has been. he can just do what he wants

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 5:15 p.m. CST


    by ORIONgods


  • Nov. 6, 2009, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Ackoyd also researches UFOs, ghosts...

    by AsimovDiedOfAIDS

    ... and various conspiracy theories. I don't diss him for this, it's kinda cool and at least he has an open mind. (Well, ghosts are bullshit, but the rest is okay.)

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Captain Planet he's a hero.....

    by Meadowe

    Played by Tom Cruise, who's a closeted homo! We're the planeteers! You can be one too! But first you gotta let scientoligists brainwash you! Being Catholic or jewish is not the way! Hear what Captain Cruise has to say! (Tom jerks off and tosses his semen at the crow) "The Power is Yours!"

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 5:25 p.m. CST


    by AsimovDiedOfAIDS


  • Nov. 6, 2009, 5:26 p.m. CST


    by Meadowe

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Tom Cruise as Atom Ant!

    by AsimovDiedOfAIDS

    PERFECT casting.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 5:28 p.m. CST

    BRAD GARRETT=huckleberry hound

    by Meadowe

    Huckleberry Hound on Simpsons: Behind the Laughter: "I was so gay, but I couldn't tell anyone!"

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Yogi and Boo Boo are fun.

    by Sal_Bando

    But this doesn't sound like anything you NEED.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 5:36 p.m. CST


    by ORIONgods


  • Nov. 6, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST

    huckleberry hounds first appearance was.....

    by Meadowe

    According to wikipedia was "Huckleberry Hounds meets Wee Willie"........this shtuff just writes itself ;)

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST


    by AsimovDiedOfAIDS

    Except this time out, Shazzan the genie is a radical Muslim extremist. Keeps zapping Nancy into a burkha and giving chuck 40 lashes for being an infidel. Kaboobie the camel (Adam Sandler again, go with Awesome-O!) is secretly Jewish and a Mossad agaent and phones in Israeli airstrikes whenever the jihadi genie gets too out of hand. Unfortunately, being a genie, he ends up popping up again like a Middle Eastern Whack-A-Mole.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Hillbilly Bears

    by AsimovDiedOfAIDS

    This time out, Paw (Jon Voigt) is a teabag protester and ends up getting arrested while carrying his single-shot gun to a protest at the nation's capitol. Maw bails him out, but then Boomhauer shows up and sues him for plagiarizing his mumbly-voice routine.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Hardy Boys Grown Up?

    by LeftFoot

    What happened to the story about a grown-up Hardy Boys movie staring Tom Cruise and Ben Stiller? THAT sounds funny. maybe even deliberately funny.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 7:28 p.m. CST

    by MikeTheSpike

    I'd like to echo an earlier comment that this can't compare to Murrary as Garfield. This actually doesn't sound horrible.<p> I'm sure it *will* be horrible, but it just might not.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 10:12 p.m. CST

    I never cared for Yogi Bear

    by The_Crimson_King

    I think the only Hanna Barbara cartoons I did like as a kid was The Flintstones and The Jetsons

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 10:53 p.m. CST

    The Rangers Not Going To like This

    by therobcat

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 11:41 p.m. CST

    I want to see a live action 'Hair Bear Bunch'...

    by Billy The Fish

    ...starring Nic Cage and a selection of his favourite toupees.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Ackroyd was great in..

    by MacReady452

    ..Pearl Harbor. Great thespian in a powerful, historically accurate film.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 12:21 a.m. CST

    i would simply like

    by frank cotton

    to add another vote for moose and squirel. did i spell that right?

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 1:33 a.m. CST

    The first Garfield movie is underrated

    by BigTuna

    It's far from the shit-fest many claim. It's a fun-filled romp. Murray was perfect for the voice of the fat feline.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 1:55 a.m. CST

    John Goodman must be getting old.

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 3:04 a.m. CST

    GARFIELD wasn't that bad, people!

    by SnapT

    Buck up, Bill Murray. And as for YOGI BEAR, bring it on!

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Gotta do Laff-a-lympics next. BRACK!

    by Sal_Bando

    Sam Rockwell as Brack Rabbit.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Perfect Casting!

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    This'll be totally fun. I can't wait. Justin as Booboo sounds awesome. "Gosh, Yogi. I don't know ..." I hope they have Justin keep the slow delivery of Booboo. Yogi is a favorite. I just hope they keep him being the con-artist. "Hey, Ms. Faris - I gotta DEAL WIT'CHA. Tell 'ya what - I'll give you ... aaaaah da scary poses, and yoooooooou make ME .... FAMOUS! Whaddya say?" AF then replies: "hahhhhhhh - hahhhh - hahhhhhhh - OKAY!" *bounce bounce bounce* I love AF.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Brad Garrett as Huckeberry Hound?

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    No way - that's the territory of Owen Wilson! Brad is one HB char. and one hb char only - GRAPE APE! Think of it!

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Tom Cruise as Atom Ant

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    Actually, vocally, that'd be prety fun, but only if Tom did it TOTALLY serious, like, you don't tell him it's Atom Ant and you just have him read the dialogue like an action hero, and read certain words you can combine together so he does it 100 percent serious: "UP AND _ATOM_ ... ATOM ANT!" Just picture Tom's normal voice saying that in his Ethan Hunt mode.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Justin Timberlake, Though ...

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    I just worry he'll want to do it "funny" and it won't work. Booboo is verrrry mellow. I fear that JT would do the voice he did making fun of Ashton Kutcher on SNL. "I'm Booboo ... AND I'M AWESOME!" No. Do it slow, JT. Mmmmm, that's right. Slow. Yeah, right there. Uh, what was I saying?

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Oh, and fuck the GARFIELD Haters

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    It's a very fun kid's movie, and well-done. The cast is uniformly good, and it WORKS. Try watching it open-mindedly before you blast it.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Now, the HB Casting I -WANT-

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    When they do the live-action SMURFS, I'm begging them - I'm -begging- them ... PLEASE CAST KEVIN MCDONALD as GARGAMEL!

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST


    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    Now, QDM is my favorite HB char, and I can't think of someone to play him for the LIFE of me. Any ideas?

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Herculoids muthafuckas!

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    The Rock as Zandor. Get some hot chick as Tara. Who gives a damn about the kid. Vin Diesel as Iggo. Zoc and Tundra can be CGI. Headgeek Harry as Goop and Gleep.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 1:07 p.m. CST

    George Clooney as Dick Dastardly

    by WT

    Because he's been in a couple of films with a moustache.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Y'know what?...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    I hope they make this movie. It's not for Roger Ebert. This one's for me and a bowl pack.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 3:41 p.m. CST


    by DickBallsworth

    Maybe hundred!!!

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 4:02 p.m. CST

    What about Billy West?

    by cornontheblob

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Yogi Bear's voice ...

    by madCanada

    ... Was essentially a rip-off of Art Carney in "The Honeymooners". Any good voice-artist could do a better approximation than Aykroyd ... for 1/100th the price.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST

    you know what?

    by bibble 3000

    anybody who was gonna see the Yogi Bear movie is STILL gonna see the Yogi Bear movie... that said. I'm not against this news.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Benicio Del Toro as Wally Gator!

    by AsimovDiedOfAIDS

    He's the swingin'est alligator in the swamp!

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 6:41 p.m. CST


    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    Dude, I would fucking pay three times the ticket price to see a WALLY GATOR movie in which Wally Gator shouts in Del Toro's approximation of Wally Gator "I'M'A GONNA KEEL ALL'AH'GATORS!"

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Mystery Science Theatre 2.

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    Why the fuck not

  • Nov. 8, 2009, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Daniel Craig as secret agent Fred Flintstone

    by AsimovDiedOfAIDS

    ... in a live action remake of A Man Called Flintstone!

  • Nov. 8, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Seth Rogan as Magilla Gorilla

    by Orbots Commander

    And Paul Giamatti as Mr. Peebles. For a nice twist/love interest, Angelina Jolie as Ogee.

  • Nov. 8, 2009, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Steve Gutternburg as Ranger Smith

    by Chaos123x

    Instant classic cheese. thinking back he should of play John on the Garfield movies. Speaking of Garfield didn't the voice actor that did the cartoons use his Murray impression for the voice of Garfield? So how was Murray miscasted? Just beacause the movies were awful does not mean Murray was wrong for the part.

  • Nov. 8, 2009, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Bill Murray as Garfield in a WELL-WRITTEN Garfield movie...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...would be awesome.<p> Maybe if it was written by Jim Davis...

  • Nov. 8, 2009, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Justin Timberlake: box office poison

    by criticalbliss

    Is there a bigger, less talented wannabe in the world? It's amazing people continually try to defend his ass. He's been embarrassing in every film he's touched--and I'd admit if he was good in ANYTHING, but he simply hasn't been. His eyes are dead. Can't fix that. <p> In other news: Yogi Bear? WTF? What happened to Ackroyd?

  • Nov. 8, 2009, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Wes Anderson would be genius, though

    by criticalbliss

    (without Timberlake, of course). I think Flickapoo's onto something here. Anderson has that sort of tattered charm that possibly could actually work. Still, it's YOGI bear! WTF?

  • Nov. 8, 2009, 8:57 p.m. CST


    by angry kitty

    It could work here. really

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 5:23 a.m. CST

    Want a Grape Ape movie.

    by BurnedNotice_Dude


  • Nov. 10, 2009, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Gruesome. Hanna Barbera were Saturday-morning mulch anyway

    by Sepulchrave

    Can anybody recall a single distinctive storyline or event from any of those cartoons? Even I felt I was wasting my childhood watching Top Cat, The Flintstones, QuickDraw McGraw, The Jetsons, Wacky Races, Huckleberry Hound, Snagglepuss...ugh, the list is so long and so incredible samey.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 1:12 p.m. CST

    'Try watching Garfield open-mindedly'

    by Sepulchrave

    In Zombieland, Garfied is Bill Murray's ONLY REGRET. So fuck you, sir.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Garfield is a SHIT strip; it always WAS.

    by Sepulchrave

    I LOVED Garfield as a child and now...ugh...compared to Peanuts or Calvin and Hobbes, it's a cartoon drawn by a machine, with the jokes hammered out by some dark cave full of miserable enslaved leprechauns surrounded by huge Orwellian signs reading LASAGNE and MONDAY and ODIE IS STUPID.

  • Feb. 11, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST


    by orcus