The Yogi Bear Show

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The Yogi Bear Show
Genre Cartoon series
Variety show
Created by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Directed by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Voices of Daws Butler
Don Messick
Julie Bennett
Vance Colvig
Jimmy Weldon
Doug Young
Theme music composer Hoyt Curtin
Composer(s) Hoyt Curtin
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 33 (List of episodes)
Producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Running time 24 min.
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributor Screen Gems (1961-1974)
Taft Broadcasting (1974-1988)
Great American Broadcasting (1988-1992)
Turner Entertainment (1992-1999)
Warner Bros. Television Distribution (1999-present)
Original channel Syndication
Boomerang (2000-2014)
Original run January 30, 1961 – January 6, 1962
Followed by Yogi's Gang (1973-1974)
Related shows The Huckleberry Hound Show

The Yogi Bear Show is an animated television series and the first incarnation produced by Hanna-Barbera 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.[1] The show had a two year production run.[2]


Yogi Bear[edit]

Main article: 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).


Main article: Snagglepuss

Snagglepuss the Mountain Lion (voiced by Daws Butler impersonating Bert Lahr) tries to make his life hospitable while occasionally evading a hunter named Major Minor (voiced by Don Messick).

Yakky Doodle[edit]

Main article: Yakky Doodle

Yakky Doodle (voiced by Jimmy Weldon in the style of 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[edit]

Main article: 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[edit]

Main article: 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[edit]

Main article: Ranger Smith

The head ranger who argues with Yogi stealing picnic baskets. He wears a traditional ranger costume.

Cindy Bear[edit]

Main article: 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.

Voice cast[edit]

Additional Voices: Bea Benaderet, Mel Blanc, June Foray, Jerry Mann, Jean Vander Pyl, Hal Smith, Bill Thompson, Doug Young

Spinoffs, movies and specials[edit]

Yogi Bear's popularity led to many spinoff incarnations, feature movies and specials that starred the character.

Home Media releases[edit]

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

Cover art Title Ep # Release date Notes
The Yogi Bear Show CS.jpg The Yogi Bear Show - The Complete Series 33 November 15, 2005
  • Collectible animation cel
  • Original episode with bridges and bumpers
  • Never-before-seen animation sketches come to life
  • Yogi gets global: One episode in variety of languages
  • Featurette on the art of Hanna-Barbera sound

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".

Production Credits[edit]

  • Produced and Directed by: William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
  • Starring the Voices of: Daws Butler
  • Copyright C MCMLXI Hanna-Barbera Productions Inc All Rights Reserved
  • Approved MPAA Certification 196746
  • RCA Sound Recording
  • This Picture Made Under the Jurisdiction of IATSE-IA Affiricated with A.F.L.-C.I.O.
  • Story: Warren Foster, Michael Maltese, Tony Benedict
  • Story Direction: Alex Lovy, Lewis Marshall, Paul Sommer, Art Davis, John Freeman
  • Other Voices: Bea Benaderet, Julie Bennett, Herschel Bernardi, Walker Edmiston, June Foray, Paul Frees, Mel Blanc, Don Messick, Vance Colvig, Hal Smith, John Stephenson, Jean Vander Pyl, Doug Young, Jimmy Weldon, Bill Thompson
  • Musical Direction/Composer: Theme Music: Hoyt Curtin
  • Animation: Robert Bentley, Art Davis, Bob Carr, Ed Demattia, Phil Duncan, LaVerne Harding, C.L. Hartman, Harry Holt, William Keil, Hicks Lokey, Ed Love, Dick Lundy, Clarke Mallery, Kenneth Muse, George Nicholas, Jack Ozark, Don Patterson, Ralph Somerville, Ken Southworth, Don Towsley, Gil Turner, Carlo Vinci, Don Williams, Allen Wilzbach
  • Production Supervision: Howard Hanson
  • Layout: Tony Rivera, Walter Clinton, Jack Huber, Dan Noonan, Lance Nolley, Paul Sommer, Dick Bickenbach, Ernest Nordli, Noel Tucker, Don Sheppard, Ed Benedict
  • Titles: Lawrence Goble
  • Background: Richard H. Thomas, Robert Gentle, Art Lozzi, Neenah Maxwell, F. Montealegre, Vera Hanson
  • Camera Operation: Bob Collis, Charles Flekal, Frank Paiker, Norman Stainback, Roy Wade
  • Film Editing: Hank Gotzenberg, Greg Watson, Warner E. Leighton, Don Douglas, Joseph Ruby, Kenneth Spears
  • A Hanna Barbera Presentation of Yogi Bear
  • A Screen Gems Film Presentation
    • Television Subsidiary: Columbia Pictures Corporation**
    • Distributed By ABC Television Network**

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sennett, Ted (1989). The Art of Hanna-Barbera: Fifty Years of Creativity. New York: Viking Penguin. pp. 63–64. ISBN 0-670-82978-1. 
  2. ^ 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. 

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