Yogi Bear

Synopsis: Jellystone Park is celebrating its 100th anniversary, however it may be for the last time, because attendance is down and Mayor Brown wants to close the park and sell the land. If the park is closed, Yogi Bear and Boo Boo will lose their home. They join forces with Ranger Smith to save Jellystone from closing forever. Yogi must really prove in this endeavor that he is "smarter than the average bear".
Director(s): Eric Brevig
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
80 min

Jellystone Park.

One of the nation's oldest and most

beautiful stretches of wilderness.

For years, families have headed out

from the busy city...

...eager to enjoy a little camping,


...and, of course,

observing the park's natural wildlife.

Boo Boo, I think it's time

I introduced myself to that pic-a-nic basket.

You know, Yogi,

we could just hunt for food.

All the other animals do.

Boo Boo, a pic-a-nic basket has

everything a bear needs.

And I'm not just talking about the treats

and snack-type goodies. No.

A pic-a-nic basket holds a lot more

than that.

It holds dreams.

What are we looking at?

I don't know.

Hook me in.

You sure it'll work, Yogi?

Well, you know, Boo Boo,

I'm smarter than the average bear!

All right!

Ranger Smith!

Sorry about that.

We got a 4-23 in Redwood Valley, sir.

- A what?

- A bear disturbance.

- I think it's probably...

- I know who it is.

Why didn't you just say

"bear disturbance"?

Well, I...

Uh, well, it sounds cooler.

I mean, we're park rangers, sir.

You know:

"To protect and preserve."

Did you just make that motto up?

Yeah, I did. Do you like it?

Ranger Jones, you know that, well,

being a park ranger, it's not about mottos.

It's about keeping the park safe.

That's where the glory is.

Protecting all of this.

Yeah, I know. Besides,

that motto was still in the testing phase.

It's not like I made T-shirts or anything.

Heh, no, of course not.

Okay, I'm gonna deal with that 4-23.

Okay, copy that, sir.

Um, I'm actually gonna hop

in the Armadillo, make some rounds.

Jones, you know that the Armadillo is

for head ranger use only.

I might need it at any moment to deal

with a park emergency.

Why don't you finish stacking

those trail maps?

Yeah, sure. Okay.

Yeah, because that's what future

head rangers do, they stack maps.

Oh, boy, oh, boy, oh, boy!

Our days of getting banged up

to grab a meal are over, Boo Boo.

From now on, the pic-a-nic baskets are

going to fall into our arms.

Soldering iron.

- Here you go.

- Thank you.

Okay. That should do it. Test rock.

Okay, Yogi.

Weight sensor triggered.

Basket in position.

Launch spring starts coiling.

Firing pin drops. And...


I'm so smart it hurts!

You're standing on the soldering iron.

Or it's that.

Hot, hot, hot!

There's the test rock.

Now we just wait here for a pic-a-nic basket

to fall into our arms.

Are you sure about this, Yogi?

People seem to get pretty mad when you...

A genius never questions his instincts,

Boo Boo.

When you have a mind like mine...

...you can't blink or you'll put a kink

in your think.

Oh, boy, oh, boy, oh, boy.

We've got our first customers.

And they have pie!

I wonder what kind it is.

Yogi, are you out here?

- It's Mr. Ranger.

- Aah!

Get rid of the test rock.

Destroy the evidence. I was never here.

Look... Ow!

Hello, Mr. Ranger, sir.

Did you just...?

Did you guys...? Did you...?

Oh, never mind.

Look, there was a complaint about a bear

interfering with a family picnic.

I see. And you'd like us to mount

some sort of investigation?

No, I think it was you.

What?! How can you even think that?

Are you feverish?

Let me press my lips against

your forehead.

Wait! You're not pressing your lips

against my forehead.

Hey, it's a lot better than the way

they take my temperature.

No, look, Yogi,

we've been over this many times.

Bears are supposed to avoid people,

not run around stealing their food.

I agree, sir. That's why my friend Boo Boo

and I would never think...

...of disturbing a family's pic-a-nic.

Huh. It missed.

Good day, Mr. Ranger, sir.

We'll keep our eyes peeled.

I wonder if he noticed the pie.

Ra... Smith. You have a vis... Over.

Didn't understand a word of that, Jones.

- Sorry. Some lady's here to see you.

- Send her in.

- Okay. I'll be in the Armadillo.

- Or you could be...

- Map stacking?

- Map stacking.

- Ranger Smith?

- Yes.

- Hello. I'm Rachel Johnson.

- Hi.

I was hoping to talk to you about

filming a documentary here.

Sure. I can handle you for that.

Handle that for you.

Sorry. My work isn't...

My brain isn't working right.

- I must have inhaled some jimsonweed.

- Oh.

Datura stramonium.

It's known to cause delirium...

...cramping and nausea. Heh.

- Cramping and nausea.

You've read

The North American Wilderness Guide.

Yeah, I like to highlight all the plants

and animals I see.

- I like to... Me too.

- Ha, ha! Yeah.

Ranger Smith. At your service.

You want to film a documentary

in Jellystone?


I sent you a letter about a month ago.

- Written on a piece of bark.

- That was you!

Yes. I'm sorry about that.

I was in Sumatra,

living among the orangutans at the time...

...and they get very nervous if they spot

anything from the modern world.

Really? Wow, that's amazing.

Then what did you use for ink?

Bird poop and spit.


So, what are you here to film?

Well, I was hoping to shoot

a local species.

Something to really capture the beauty

of a national park.


What animal were you thinking?

I heard you had an unusual brown bear.

- Brown bear?

- Yes.

One that talks? Those are so rare.

- None that I can think of.

- Named Yogi? Wears a hat and a tie?

No, that doesn't ring a bell.

I think he's standing on the roof,

trying to steal your lunchbox.

I smell PB and J.

I'm all done.

Oh, right. That Yogi.

Bankrupt? No, no, no. We're a city.

Cities don't go bankrupt.

They do when they're broke, sir.

We just have to find some money


I'm about to run for governor.

How am I gonna do that

when my own city is bankrupt?

Okay, yes. Thank you.

- Here's the invoice, Mr. Mayor.

- Yikes! Wow. Ha.

I'm gonna pretend I didn't see that.

Just bill it to the city, okay? Thank you.

Ugh. How did we ever go so broke?

- I think we just spent too much.

- Hmm. Is there anything we can sell?

You already sold the public golf course

to condo developers...

...two of the three fire stations to

that frozen yogurt company.

You were selling the library,

but it burned down.

Oh, yeah. That was gonna be one of

those make-your-own-doughnut places.

- No.

- Yeah.

- If you could dream it up, you could make it.

- Ah. Love those.

We gotta think of something here.

Well, if we don't have anything to sell,

maybe we can profit off what we can't sell.

I don't understand those words.

Like when we sold the bottling rights

to the water in Lake Beuclair.

- We made a fortune.

- Yeah.

Sinkhole Beuclair is a great place

to throw old mattresses.

- Oh, yeah.

- Hmm.

We just don't have any more resources

to exploit.

Or do we?


If we rezone Jellystone Park as agricultural

land, we can sell the logging rights.


This company says they'll give us

thousands of dollars an acre...

...just to cut down the trees

or something.

That'll be enough to balance the budget

and give each citizen a big fat check.

You have any idea how many votes

that'll buy me?

- Enough to be the next governor?

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