New Release: Yogi Bear DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D

Yogi Bear movie sceneHe’s smarter than the average bear, so Warner Home Video gave comedy movie Yogi Bear a release on Blu-ray 3D on March 22, 2011, the same day as DVD and Blu-ray.

The live-action adaptation of the 1960s Hanna Barbera classic cartoons stars comedy actors Anna Faris (Scary Movie 4) and Tom Cavanagh (TV’s Scrubs) and features the voices of Dan Aykroyd (Ghostbusters) as Yogi and Justin Timberlake (The Social Network) as his sidekick Boo Boo.

In the family movie, Jellystone Park is celebrating its 100th anniversary, but is on the brink of being closed due to poor attendance. Realizing that if the park is closed and the land sold they will lose their home, Yogi and Boo Boo join Ranger Smith (Cavanagh) to save Jellystone.

Yogi Bear didn’t get great reviews when it hit theaters, but it still raked up a nice $95 million in box office earnings.

The PG film comes with these special features on DVD:

  • “Jellystone Jewels: Litterbug”
  • “Jellystone Jewels: Yogi’s Secret Hiding Spot” — tips from Ranger Jones (TJ Miller) on park visitor etiquette and a particular bear’s favorite hideaway
  • and Yogi Bear Mash-Up — fun moments with Yogi and Boo Boo from the classic animated series to the new movie.

The Blu-ray has these:

  • featurette “Spending a Day at Jellystone Park”
  • Yogi Bear Mash-Up
  • Looney Tunes short “Rabid Rider”
  • game “Are You Smarter Than the Average Bear?”
  • and a downloadable digital copy of the movie.

The Blu-ray 3D version will include those extras, plus:

  • “Fun On the Yogi Bear Set”
  • “Tour of Jellystone Park”
  • Jellystone Visitor Pic-a-nic Demo”
  • “Jellystone Jewels: Yogi’s Secret Hiding Spot” — tips from Ranger Jones (TJ Miller) on park visitor etiquette and a particular bear’s favorite hideaway
  • “Rabid Rider” in 3D
  • and a downloadable digital copy of the movie.

Both the standard Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D versions are Blu-ray/DVD combo packs with a downloadable digital copy of the movie, priced at $35.99 and $44.95, respectively. The DVD was priced at $28.98.

Warner also released a double-feature two-DVD set ($29.95) with the Yogi Bear movie and the 1994 animated special Yogi the Easter Bear, in which Yogi and Boo Boo must rescue the Easter Bunny.

This DVD includes these special features:

  • “Jellystone Jewels: Litterbug”
  • “Jellystone Jewels: Yogi’s Secret Hiding Spot”

Here’s the movie’s trailer:

 

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About Sam Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.