Yogi Bear going to the big screen

Following in the footsteps of Scooby-Doo and Alvin And The Chipmunks, everyone’s favorite picnic stealing park animal, Yogi Bear is now headed to the big screen courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures. Just like in those films, Yogi will be a CGI character in a live-action setting.

I was never a big fan of the original cartoon which ran in 1961 and I found watching the episode above quite an unfunny experience. Still I wasn’t a big fan of the Scooby-Doo cartoons either but the movie was surprisingly entertaining (the first one that is). What do you think of a Yogi Bear movie?

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Are you ready for Voltron?

Relative unknown Max Makowski (One Last Dance) has repotedly been hired to direct the forthcoming sci-fi blockbuster Voltron. No doubt greenlighted following the success of Michael Bay’s Transformers, Voltron will follow five young pilots who, after Earth was devastated by an alien attack, learn to operate lion robots from the planet Arus, which can unite to form a giant sword-wielding  mega-robot. The movie will be shot entirely on green screen like, say, 300 or Sin City. Voltron, set for release in 2010, will be adapted from the eponymous popular eighties Japanese anime that I’ve never heard of. The screenplay is by up-and-coming unknown Justin Marks, whose first feature writing credit, Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li, will be released next year.

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