Yogi Bear opens

Location: Nationwide
Date: December 17
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Description: Hoping for a success along the lines of ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS, Warner Brothers Pictures releases this live-action film version of the old television cartoon. Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake provide the voices of the computer-generated Yogi and Boo-boo. Anna Faris, Tom Cavanagh, T.J. Miller , Nathan Corddry, and Andrew Daly head the human cast. Eric Brevig (JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH) directed, from a screenplay by Jeffrey Ventimilia & Joshua Sternin and Brad Copeland, about a documentary filmmaker (Faris) who travels to Jellystone Park to shoot a project and soon crosses paths with Yogi and his sidekick Boo-Boo, who needless to say are in hot pursuit of pic-i-nic baskets.

The official release date is Friday, but there will be preview screenings on Thursday, after midnight. YOGI BEAR is being released in "select theatres" in both 2-D and 3-D engagements. Check your local listings to see which is which.