If you’ve seen the trailer for the upcoming Yogi Bear 3D CGI atrocity, you may have had fleeting fantasies about the scenario Edmund Earle created. Rarely do concept and execution (!) come together this seamlessly, though.
Video link. (via @PaulScheer)
The Yogi ads are killing me. But I’d watch a CGI movie that ended this way or that had this much dramatic depth. It is an indication of how bad a movie is when a parody is actually better than the movie it makes fun of.
Of course, it helps to copy directly really strong source material. Here is the original:
What other movies could make good source material? I’m thinking many things from the Coen Brothers:
“Look in your picnic basket. Look in your picnic basket! “”What picnic basket?” as Yogi shoots Boo-Boo.
Or maybe No Country for Old Men:
Yogi telling the guy “Just call it, Friendo!” or the search for the picnic basket left by the drug dealers.
I want to see Boo-Boo as the funny little guy!