Boo-Boo Bear

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Boo-Boo Bear
The Yogi Bear Show character
First appearanceYogi Bear's Big Break (1958)
Created by
Voiced by
In-universe information
SpeciesBrown bear
Significant others

Boo-Boo Bear is a Hanna-Barbera cartoon character on The Yogi Bear Show. Boo-Boo is an anthropomorphic dwarf bear who wears a blue bowtie. Boo-Boo is Yogi Bear's constant companion (not his son, as sometimes believed), and often acts as his conscience.[16] He tries (usually unsuccessfully) to keep Yogi from doing things he should not do, and also to keep Yogi from getting into trouble with Ranger Smith[17] – often saying, "Mr. Ranger isn't gonna like this, Yogi." It is not readily apparent whether Boo-Boo is a juvenile bear with a precocious intellect, or simply an adult bear who is short of stature.


Hanna-Barbera appearances[edit]

Boo-Boo first appeared along with Yogi in the "Yogi Bear" segment of The Huckleberry Hound Show in 1958; when Yogi was given his own series in 1961, Boo-Boo went with him.[18]

Since then, Boo-Boo has remained at Yogi's side through almost all of the Hanna-Barbera series, movies, and specials in which Yogi appeared, the only exceptions being Yogi's Space Race and Galaxy Goof-Ups, in which Boo-Boo's place was taken by a new character named Scare Bear. Boo-Boo's classic voice actor was Don Messick, who also voiced Ranger Smith.[19]

Other appearances[edit]

  • Throughout the 1990s, Boo-Boo (voiced by Jeff Bergman and Billy West) usually appeared with Yogi in various Cartoon Network commercials and bumpers.
  • In the Dexter's Laboratory episode "Chubby Cheese", an animatronic Boo-Boo can be seen on stage playing the trumpet with other Hanna-Barbera characters.
  • Boo-Boo appears in the I Am Weasel episode "I Am My Lifetime", voiced by Tom Kenny.
  • Spümcø has made a few parody cartoons starring Boo-Boo and other characters from the original Yogi Bear series, starting with 1999's Boo Boo Runs Wild. In this half-hour tale, Boo-Boo's nice-guy persona is heavily satirized with him simply being repressed by all of Ranger Smith's rules and regulations, and finds him regressing into a primal state, complete with typical bear-like urges and mannerisms. He was voiced by John Kricfalusi.
  • Boo-Boo appears with Yogi Bear in The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy episode "Here Thar Be Dwarves!", voiced by Tom Kenny. He later appears in the episode "Irwin Gets a Clue" as one of several Hanna-Barbera characters to be run into by Hoss Delgado's truck.
  • Boo-Boo appears in the Yogi Bear feature film, voiced by singer/actor Justin Timberlake. In the film, he has a pet frog-mouthed turtle named Turtle and must help Yogi save Jellystone (and Turtle) from Mayor R. Brown.
  • Boo-Boo appears with Yogi Bear in the Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law episode "Death by Chocolate", voiced by Tom Kenny and in other episodes in cameos.
  • Boo-Boo appears in the Max series Jellystone!, voiced by show creator C. H. Greenblatt.[20] Boo-Boo is a nurse in the series.[21]
  • Boo-Boo appears with Yogi Bear in the Robot Chicken episode "Ban on the Fun", voiced by Victor Yerrid. In a segment that parodies Laff-A-Lympics in the style of the Munich massacre, the Really Rottens shoot the Yogi Yahooeys to death as retribution for losing to them so many times. Boo-Boo later appeared in a movie trailer segment that parodies the Rambo franchise from the episode "President Evil", voiced by Yerrid once again. He was later featured in the sketch "Power Forest Rangers" of the show's 100th episode "Fight Club Paradise", voiced by series creator Seth Green.
  • On May 10, 2021, Boo-Boo and Yogi appeared in a commercial advertisement for GEICO stealing food from a family cookout in "bear country".
  • Boo-Boo along with Yogi Bear appears in the 2021 film Space Jam: A New Legacy. They were among the Warner Bros. characters that were making their way to the site of the basketball game between the Tune Squad and the Goon Squad.


From the time of the character's debut until 1996, the character was voiced by Don Messick who died in 1997.

In the Yogi Bear film, the character is voiced by singer/actor Justin Timberlake.

Scott Innes performed the voice Boo Boo along with Yogi Bear in At Picnic, Forest, and Honey Lesson.

Animated media[edit]

Television shows[edit]

Films and specials[edit]

Video games[edit]

  • Yogi Bear: Great Balloon Blast (2000)
  • Yogi Bear: The Video Game (2010)

See also[edit]


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  8. ^ "Yogi Bear And Boo Boo - Tell Stories Of Little Red Riding Hood And Jack And The Beanstalk (1965, Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  9. ^ "Chuck McCann, Yogi Bear And His Friends - Wake Up America! (1965, Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved July 22, 2020.
  10. ^ "Fitness vs. Fatness (Part 9): Ask What You Can Chew For Your Country". Retrieved 3 June 2021.
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  13. ^ "Yogi Fruits - Australian TV Ad 1980's". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved 30 December 2020.
  14. ^ a b "Voice(s) of Boo-Boo Bear in Robot Chicken". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 2020-08-09.
  15. ^ "Voice of Boo-Boo Bear in Mad". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 2020-08-09.
  16. ^ Rovin, Jeff (1991). The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Cartoon Animals. Prentice Hall Press. p. 32. ISBN 0-13-275561-0. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  17. ^ "Cartoon Scrapbook". Archived from the original on 2013-11-15. Retrieved 2009-12-18. Yogi Bear
  18. ^ Sennett, Ted (1989). The Art of Hanna-Barbera: Fifty Years of Creativity. Studio. p. 60. ISBN 978-0670829781. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  19. ^ "The Internet Movie Database". IMDb. Boo-Boo Bear Filmography
  20. ^ "HBO Max Scores 'Rick and Morty' Library, 'South Park' Deal & Kids Slate". 29 October 2019.
  21. ^ "Trailer: Hanna-Barbera Favorites Return in HBO Max Original 'Jellystone!'". 24 June 2021.

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