A “Please God, No!” Moment

9 Aug

I think Hollywood will stop at nothing to destroy happy memories of childhood TV by pounding us with silly CGI and 3D-based versions of our beloved shows…. Why am I saying this? Well, watch this…

Now weep.

Oh god, where did it all go so hideously wrong? I used to watch the loving 2D cartoons of Hanna-Barbara religously as a kid and have good memories of the likes of Yogi Bear, Top Cat and Penelope Pitstop (c’mon, you can’t beat the Hooded Claw as a classic villain!)

But now, after watching this trailer for the upcoming Yogi Bear movie, I just wished I’d smothered Yogi with a jelly pie to put him out his misery in a humane way, preventing him from ever becoming so hideous. As if the reinvention of Top Cat into the completely inferior Boss Cat wasn’t enough, or the Scooby Doo movies weren’t a big enough warning of things to come, now we’re being subjected to this.

Dan Ackroyd’s little talk at the beginning of this clip is nauseating enough – it turns out he voices Yogi and Boo Boo is voiced by, urk, Justin Timberlake! I have to be fair and say that at least you can’t really tell that it’s Justin Timberlake but still… I know this must be in the early stages of post-production but the CGI looks shoddy (at times it seems as though Yogi and Boo Boo are in a different location and time one to the live-action characters), the action is predictable and the acting is, er, non-existent.

Oh, and it’s in 3D, did I mention it was in 3D? So you can experience Yogi in, er, 3D… But by the looks of things, that might be the only thing that really goes right.

Hmm… At least they actually look like Yogi and Boo Boo though…

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4 Responses to “A “Please God, No!” Moment”

  1. Pie August 9, 2010 at 8:58 pm #

    That is just wrong. Plain and simple.

  2. Todd Pack August 11, 2010 at 2:34 am #

    You know, I could sort of understands the live-action Flintstones movie — I mean, John Goodman is Fred Flintstone — but this looks even worse than the Bullwinkle movie.

    P.S. Have you seen the trailer for the CGI Smurfs movie? Yikes.

    • scarletsculturegarden August 13, 2010 at 9:46 am #

      Yeah that’s more understandable…. but it’s something to do with the whole CGI meets live action scenario that just doesn’t work for me!

  3. Girls with Comics August 11, 2010 at 9:20 pm #

    Oh…Oh no…I don’t even know…D: Nothing good can come from that!

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