Wednesday, July 28, 2010

This is a real thing

via Yahoo!


Classic Animation buffs will, of course, note the irony of a Golden Age Hannah-Barbera character being presented in 33333DDDDD ;)

19 comments:

Ramzeltron said...

Smurfs, now this. This is just horrible.

It wouldn't be better if they were actual bears who ravage the forest, tearing apart campers for picnic baskets. In that poster your just seeing the carnage.

But not really, it's just a cheap cash-in >_>

Smashmatt202 said...

I already knew this movie was going to happen LONG before this, but now we have a movie poster! And NOW I know it's going to be in

33333333333333333DDDDDDDDDDDDDD!

...Bullshit.

akkuma420 said...

ughhhh....
I have nothing to say about this.

Drunken Lemur said...

Don't forget the Battleship movie starring Rihanna and the Michael Bay directed Ouija board movie.

KevinCV said...

When I first found out about this film, I was gonna give it the benefit of the doubt since they got Dan Aykroyd to play Yogi. However, after seeing that they got Justin Timberlake to play BooBoo, I'm convinced that it's gonna be shit. Thanks for butchering another classic of entertainment, Hollywood... XP

Axle said...

Unless they are actually in central park in that poster, I'd say it's at least "better" than the Smurfs in New York movie. Although I guess that's not saying much and the 3D isn't helping.

Christopher said...

My eyes are burning

Karen said...

Do the 'kids' of today even know who Yogi and BooBoo are? This has disaster written all over it!!!

Nick said...

*headdesks*

Paul said...

@KevinCV

The weird thing is, after watching the trailer....Timberlake does a better job than Ackroyd. Boo Boo sounds like Boo Boo, Yogi sounds like the original Yogi voice had a stroke....it's just awful sounding.

Alexander said...

Hey, I thought if you haven't seen this you might be interested, Its a leaked Thor trailer but its going to get pulled soon so watch it while you can. http://www.megavideo.com/?v=SUJOOE5H

Hiding behind "Harmondale" said...

Alexanders right! Its is the Thor trailer but that ones been taken down, this one is still up for the moment.

http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/thor/comic-con-trailer

emxthree said...

@Paul: Exactly.

I'm sure you'll be able to see it in or without 3D, so my only headscratcher is why have two CGI charcters amongst live action actors?

Come on, it can't be all that bad. Why is it evryone abhors this film, yeah it's a cash grab, EVERYTHING is a cash grab, atleast this one's cute, Yogi Bear was a great character, I'll take him any way I can!

G0kiza said...

In other, better news, a 5 min. Thor preview. Thank me after you cum.

http://www.movieweb.com/movie/thor/VIq8RwZyOGnluv

Kyle said...

Don't be hating on Timberlake. He was great from Black Snake Moan to the dancing gingerbread man on the Ellen DeGeneres show (few Christmases ago).

Oh, and the irony you mentioned Bob is lost on me.

Andrew said...

Presumably the fact that 3D is supposed to be more "lifelike" and "realistic" but in this case the best way to create a movie based on a hand drawn cartoon is to stick with 2D.

Since the original stuff was on a sheet of 2D medium.

I think that might be what he is getting at. I have to say I was never a big fan of Yogi bear and I'm not that bothered that his memory is being desecrated.

It won't make me as angry as I was when (as a child) I went to see the Pink Panther and found that instead of an animated cat it contained some mook in a trenchcoat.

Devastated.

H said...

i must say, it doesn't look like a very real thing. the fuzz around yogi and booboo makes them look ridiculously photoshopped. but maybe that's just my mind trying to keep itself from dying.

...3333333333333333DDDDDDDDDDDDDDFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

Bob said...

re: the 3D irony,

Hannah Barberra's first wave of TV stuff from that era is most noteworthy for the "flattening" of character models. If you look at Yogi, Huckleberry Hound, etc., they're designed with their bodies either facing straight-on or at an almost-cubist "half-turn" angle that either reads as a sideways shot or half-turn shot depending on how the head is drawn.

The angles and what's visible are IMPOSSIBLE in three-dimensions, but look vaugely passable in limited-detail animation against modernist-inspired backdrops. The benefit, though, was that it cut the amount of actual animation that needed to be done in half. This, plus innovations like the repeating-panel (read: loop-able backdrops for running sequences) are credited with HB's success in making quality color cartoons for possible on a TV budget and schedule, a big deal at the time.

Basically, it's "ironic" to render in "eye popping 3D" characters that were specifically designed to be two-dimensional.

Joseph said...

@Karen

"Do the 'kids' of today even know who Yogi and BooBoo are?"

An excellent question. Does anyone here know if 'kids' of today are aware of Yogi & BooBoo's existence? My 5yr and 6yr old cousins don't even know who the Animaniacs are. If today's kids can't recognize a 90s cartoon series, then how will they recognize a cartoon several decades old?