The Yogi Bear Show
|The Yogi Bear Show|
|Created by||William Hanna
|Directed by||William Hanna
|Voices of||Daws Butler
|Theme music composer||Hoyt Curtin|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||33 (List of episodes)|
|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 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. The show had a two year production run.
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 (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 (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).
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.
The head ranger who constantly gets annoyed by Yogi stealing picnic baskets. He wears a traditional ranger costume.
Cindy Bear (voiced by Julie Bennett) is the girlfriend of Yogi Bear. She speaks with a pronounced Southern accent, and carries a parasol.
- Daws Butler - Yogi Bear, Snagglepuss, Fibber Fox, and Alfy Gator
- Don Messick - Narrator, Boo Boo Bear, Ranger Smith, and Major Minor
- Julie Bennett - Cindy Bear
- Vance Colvig - Chopper
- Jimmy Weldon - Yakky Doodle
- Doug Young - Various
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.
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".
- 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 Juridiction 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: Hoyt Curtin, John Seely
- Animation: Robert Bentley, Art Davis, Bob Carr, Hicks Lokey, Lewis Marshall, Don Patterson, Dick Lundy, C.L. Hartman, William Keil, Allen Wilzbach, LaVerne Harding, Ed Love, Don Towsley, Carlo Vinci, Brad Case, Ed deMattia, Kenneth Muse, George Nicholas, Ralph Somerville, Don Williams
- 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
- 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
- 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