The Yogi Bear Show
|The Yogi Bear Show|
Original Yogi Bear title card
|Created by||William Hanna
|Directed by||William Hanna
|Voices of||Daws Butler
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||33, plus one TV movie, called "The Yogi Bear Movie (1988). (List of episodes)|
|Running time||30 min.|
|Production company(s)||Screen Gems (1961-1974)
Columbia Pictures Television (1974-1988)
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution (DVD prints of episodes only)|
|Original run||January 30, 1961 – January 6, 1962|
|Preceded by||The Huckleberry Hound Show (1958-1962)|
|Followed by||The Yogi Bear Movie (1988)|
|Related shows||The Huckleberry Hound Show|
The Yogi Bear Show is an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions about a fast-talking picnic basket stealing bear named Yogi. The show debuted in syndication on January 30, 1961 and ran for 33 episodes until January 6, 1962 and included two segments, Snagglepuss and Yakky Doodle. The show had a two year production run.
Yogi Bear 
Yogi Bear (voiced by Daws Butler impersonating Art Carney) and Boo-Boo Bear (voiced by Don Messick) reside in Jellystone Park and would often try to steal picnic baskets while evading Ranger Smith (voiced by Don Messick). Yogi also has a relationship with his girlfriend Cindy Bear (voiced by Julie Bennett).
Yakky Doodle 
Yakky Doodle (voiced by Jimmy Weldon impersonating Donald Duck) is a duck who lives with his best friend Chopper the Bulldog (voiced by Vance Colvig impersonating Wallace Beery). Chopper would usually protect Yakky from being eaten by Fibber Fox (voiced by Daws Butler impersonating Shelley Berman) or Alfy Gator (voiced by Daws Butler impersonating Alfred Hitchcock).
Yogi Bear 
Yogi Bear (voiced by Daws Butler impersonating Art Carney) and Boo Boo Bear (voiced by Don Messick) reside in Jellystone Park and would often try to steal picnic baskets while evading Ranger Smith (voiced by Don Messick). Yogi also has a relationship with his girlfriend Cindy Bear (voiced by Julie Bennett).
Boo-Boo Bear 
Yogi's child-like sidekick who tries (and never succeeds) to warn Yogi that "Mr. Ranger" wouldn't like Yogi to steal picnic baskets. He only wears a blue bowtie.
Ranger Smith 
The head ranger who constantly gets annoyed by Yogi stealing picnic baskets. He wears a traditional ranger costume.
Cindy Bear 
Cindy Bear (voiced by Julie Bennett) is the girlfriend of Yogi Bear. She speaks with a pronounced Southern accent, and carries a parasol.
Spinoffs, specials and movies 
- Following the show's cancellation, Hey There, It's Yogi Bear, a film based upon the series, was released in 1964 by Columbia Pictures.
- The series was revived by ABC in 1972 with Yogi's Ark Lark, a one-hour special in which Yogi and his fellow Hanna-Barbera cartoon stars saving the world from villains trying to ruin the earth. The special served as the pilot for a new series, Yogi's Gang, which ran for one season on ABC in 1973-1974.
- In 1977 Yogi, Boo Boo and Cindy were cast members of the ABC series Laff-A-Lympics.
- Yogi (sans Boo Boo) appeared in a new anthology series, Yogi's Space Race, on NBC in 1978.
- Yogi's First Christmas, a made-for-television movie, premiered in 1980.
- The series Yogi's Treasure Hunt aired as part of The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera from 1985-1988. This show featured Yogi and company hunting for lost treasure and preventing it from being stolen by Dick Dastardly and Muttley.
- NBC aired Yo, Yogi!, featuring Yogi and the gang as teenagers, in the 1991–1992 season.
- The cartoon classic was adapted in to a live-action/CGI motion picture from Warner Bros. (owner of Yogi Bear and other Hanna-Barbera properties) that was released on December 17, 2010.
DVD release 
On November 15, 2005, Warner Home Video released the complete series on DVD R1. a R2 DVD was later released on January 31, 2011. a R4 DVD was later released on September 6, 2011
The earlier Yogi Bear cartoons from Season 1 of The Huckleberry Hound Show can be found on "The Huckleberry Hound Show- The Complete First Season".
See also 
- List of works produced by Hanna-Barbera
- Theatrically released films based on Hanna-Barbera animations
- List of Hanna-Barbera characters
- The New Yogi Bear Show
- Yogi's Treasure Hunt
- Yo Yogi!
- Sennett, Ted (1989). The Art of Hanna-Barbera: Fifty Years of Creativity. New York: Viking Penguin. pp. 63–64. ISBN 0-670-82978-1.
- Browne, Pat (2001). The guide to United States popular culture (Illustrated ed.). Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press. p. 944. ISBN 978-0-87972-821-2. Retrieved August 16, 2009.
- The Cartoon Scrapbook – Profile on Yogi Bear