Warner Bros. Hires Writers for YOGI BEAR Sequel

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Last December, Yogi Bear opened to just $16.7 million, a disappointing total for a family film during the holiday season.  However, the CGI/live-action hybrid showed surprising legs, ending up with $100 million domestic and $200 million worldwide.  According to Variety, Warner Bros. is encouraged enough to move forward on development for the sequel.  The studio hired writing team Joshua Sternin and Jeffrey Ventimilia to script the project.  Sternin and Ventimilia are two of the three screenwriters credited on the screenplay of the first movie (sorry, Brad Copeland) — the duo recently wrote for the more critic-friendly Rio and are currently working on Peabody and Sherman for DreamWorks Animation.

Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake voiced Yogi and Boo-Boo, respectively.  Anna Faris, Tom Cavanaugh, Andrew Daly, and T.J. Miller starred in the live-action roles — the report does not specify if there are any plans to bring them back for Yogi Bear 2.

Robert Downey Jr. to Star in DreamWorks Animation 3D Adaptation of PEABODY AND SHERMAN

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Robert Downey Jr. is hopping in the WABAC Machine.  Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Downey will be providing the voice of Mr. Peabody in DreamWorks Animation’s adaptation of the Rocky & Bullwinkle characters Peabody and Sherman.  For those unfamiliar with the charming cartoon, Peabody was a highly-intelligent dog who would, with the help of his trusty boy Sherman, travel through time using the WABAC (pronounced “Wayback”) Machine.  The Lion King director Rob Minkoff will helm the film using a script from Yogi Bear screenwriters Jeffrey Ventimilia and Joshua Sternin.  For those worried that we’re in for another wretched CGI/live-action hybrid, you can put that fear to rest (as far as the medium is concerned).  Peabody and Sherman will be fully computer animated.  And like all DreamWorks Animation films, it will be in 3D.

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