The Yogi Bear Show

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The Yogi Bear Show
Genre
Directed by
Voices of
Theme music composer Hoyt Curtin
Composer(s) Hoyt Curtin
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 33 (list of episodes)
Production
Producer(s)
Running time 24 min.
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original network Syndicated
Original release January 30, 1961 (1961-01-30) – January 6, 1962 (1962-01-06)
Chronology
Followed by Yogi Bear & Friends
Related shows The Huckleberry Hound Show

The Yogi Bear Show is an American animated television series about the misadventures of picnic basket stealing bear Yogi in Jellystone Park. 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]

Segments[edit]

Yogi Bear[edit]

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).

Snagglepuss[edit]

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]

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).

Characters[edit]

Yogi Bear[edit]

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]

Yogi's diminutive sidekick who tries (and never succeeds) to warn Yogi that "Mr. Ranger" wouldn't like Yogi to steal picnic baskets. He only wears a purple bowtie.

Ranger Smith[edit]

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

Cindy Bear[edit]

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]

Main voices

Additional voices

Spinoffs, movies and specials[edit]

Following the show's cancellation in 1962, many spinoff incarnations, feature movies and specials first appeared.

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

Title Ep # Release date Notes
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- Volume 1".

In other languages[edit]

See also[edit]

References[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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