Warner Bros.
Adam Markovitz
July 28, 2012 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Yogi Bear

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
Wide Release Date
12/17/10
performer
Dan Aykroyd, Anna Faris, Justin Timberlake
distributor
Warner Bros.
genre
PG

We gave it a B-

Those of us who grew up on Yogi Bear cartoons can breathe easy: In his new movie — featuring a 3-D computer-animated Yogi (voiced by Dan Aykroyd) and Boo Boo (voiced by Justin Timberlake) alongside live action actors — our beloved pic-a-nic thief isn’t asked to whore himself by rapping, farting, or dropping pop culture references the way some of his animated brethren have in recent years. (Our condolences, Chipmunks.) Instead he’s plopped unharmed into a sweetly frivolous storyline about a park ranger (Tom Cavanagh) trying to save Jellystone Park from the grips of an oily politician. There’s nothing particularly inventive in the plot or grade-school humor, but the movie skates by on the timeless, undemanding charm of watching a tie-wearing bear try to steal people’s lunches. B-

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