Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Yogi Bear Show - The Complete Series|
Actors: Daws Butler, Don Messick, Jimmy Weldon, Vance Colvig, Doug Young
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Television, Animation
The first break-out superstar of the Hanna-Barbera canon, a genuine show business icon, and smarter than the average bear, The Yogi Bear Show: The Complete Series 4-Disc Collector's set features all 35 remastered and resto... more »
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Yogi is at the top of my Hanna Barbera world.
Doctor Trance | MA, United States | 11/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Unlike Disney, which has its trademark character, Mickey, there really isn't one Hanna Barbera character that you can slap the company name on. You have so many popular shows and characters, everyone is surely to have their favorite. From Fred Flinstone, to George Jetson, Yogi, Huck, Top Cat, and Scooby Doo, there are just too many to put on top as the clear fan favorite.
One thing is for sure, one of the staple characters and my favorite is Yogi Bear and his beloved sidekick, Boo Boo. They are constantly getting in trouble with Ranger Smith, either for stealing picnic baskets, or trying to escape from Jellystone Park. Of course, many should be able to tell that the characterization of Yogi came from Ed Norton of the Honeymooners (while Fred Flinstone was Jackie Gleeson).
First appearing in the Huckleberry Hound Show in 1959, Yogi was quickly stealing scenes, which led to his own show. There were not a ton of episodes, compared to the other HB shows, but it's simplistic characters and plots made it one of the most fun in all of Hanna Barbera land. The gimmick of him trying to leave Jellystone was used several times in the HB world: Magilla Gorilla trying to get out of the pet store, and Wally Gator and The Hair Bear Bunch always trying to escape the zoo.
While these DVD's include the original early 60's shows, Yogi of course lived on in numerous specials and appearances over the years. He is still the mascot for Jellystone Campgrounds around the country. There has been heaploads of licensed Yogi memorabilia sold from around 1960 right up to the present day, and continues to be a solid find on any Hanna Barbera collector's lists.
For the Hanna Barbera and/or Yogi lover, this collection of classics is a must. After already releasing Scooby-Doo, Top Cat, the Jetsons, Wacky Races, Penelope Pitstop, and The Flinstones, this edition was long overdue in my mind! Of the many zany quotes Yogi threw at the viewer every single episode, I will leave you with one of my favorites, as I pull a Snagglepuss and prepare to exit, stage left:
"The deeper you go in the woods, the more nuts you find!" -- Yogi Bear"
Yogi Bear - The Not So Complete Series
vaughn Smith | Canada | 01/09/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Having only watched the Yogi Bear show in reruns in the 70's which only featured Yogi and not Snagglepuss or Yakky (although I did see those as well, here and there) I was surprised to find that the Yogi Bear Complete Series didn't have all of the Yogi cartoons I knew and loved as a kid. I realize NOW that the original show featured one cartoon of Yogi, one of Snagglepuss and one of Yakky Doodle and that's exactly what this compilation is. It isn't 33 cartoons of just Yogi.
Some of my favorites that AREN'T in this compilation are - The 222 Tudor Terrace episode, Quaba Quaba Kitty Kitty episode, Yogi flying the helicopter, Yogi and Super Highway, "When are they going to fix these...bumpy roads?" episode etc.
If you want ALL of the Yogi episodes that you know and love you'll have to buy this DVD and the HuckleBerry Hound Complete Series which features Yogi, Huck and Pixie & Dixie. This isn't a particular hardship since I'd love to see some old Pixie and Dixie, so it's a moot point. But some might be confused as I was to discover they weren't all in this series. I guess WB knew no one was going to buy Snagglepuss or Yakky Doodle the Complete Series....
I just wanted to point out that Yogi purists will have to buy two series to get all of the Yogi cartoons you know and love."
Smarter Than The Average DVD
G. Chenoweth | Springfield, Oregon | 09/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I think it is awesome that Warner Home Video is putting out the whole "Yogi Bear Show" episodes in one collection. It'll be great to own all of the classic Snagglepuss and Yakky Doodle cartoons and most of the Yogi Bear shorts as well. I say most of the Yogi 'toons because the rest are being released in the Huckleberry Hound DVD box sets; the show that gave Jellystone Park's chief resident his start to fame and pic-a-nic baskets.
I have noticed that the image scan of the box art has changed since this set was first announced. Now the title says, "The Yogi Bear Show - The Complete Series" instead of just "Yogi Bear" and it now lists 33 episodes (the correct number) instead of 35. I am thrilled that the set will include the TV special "Yogi's Birthday Party." It's a great show with a lot of the Hanna-Barbera cast showing up to pay tribute: Huck, Quick Draw, Augie Doggie, Doggie Daddy, Snagglepuss, Yakky Doodle, Pixie, Dixie, Mr. Jinks and more. This is a fantastic set, so what's the delay? Order it today! Hey, hey, hey!"
Just the middle of the sandwich
E. J. Bouligny | Hanover, PA | 01/03/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The cartoons in this collection are great and timeless. But I was disappointed that the episodes are not assembled in the same manor they aired. When you select an episode you only see the three cartoons that were featured in that particular episode. You do not get the theme song, bumpers, and closing credits!
In my opinion, the Yogi Bear Song is one of the greatest theme songs in TV history, and it's a shame to not have before each episode as you get ready to dive back into Jellystone Park.
There is a special feature that allows you to see the theme song, and the bumpers...but since the DVD is titled as "The Complete Series" I was expecting to find the episodes in their original broadcast versions.
That aside, it's a great DVD with tons of great cartoons making their DVD debut. My two year old son and I start off each morning with a round of these classic cartoons before we start our day!"