Dec 1 2009Ed Joins the Misery That Will Be 'Yogi Bear'

Costing me thousands on all the bets I had that Steve Carell would obviously end up playing Ranger Smith in Warner Bros' live-action/CGI shit stew adaptation of Yogi Bear, Tom Cavanagh, best known to fans of the NBC sitcom Ed as Ed, has been cast as the lead in the project. So claims Variety:

Tom Cavanagh has signed on to play Ranger Smith in "Yogi Bear," Warner Bros.' live- action/CG animated pic that has begun shooting in New Zealand.

Cavanagh joins Anna Faris, Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake.

Cavanagh is the male lead and romantic interest of a documentary filmmaker (Faris) who comes to Jellystone Park to shoot a film. Aykroyd's voicing the title character and Timberlake his sidekick Boo-Boo in the feature version based on the Hanna-Barbera cartoon series.

I've always liked Cavanagh, so I'm glad that, if nothing else, this could get him enough exposure to do other big films. Like maybe Yogi Bear 2. Or Yogi Bear 3. Or Alvin and the Chipmunks 4.

Reader Comments

If there's a Hannah Barbra movie I'm excited for, it ain't this. It's the new JETSONS!

The film also features T.J. Miller (Hud from Cloverfield) as Ranfer Jones, a comic relief character. Miller auditioned for the role by recording a video with a real life bear.

Link to the video in my name.

so they was shooting the film before they even casted the ranger, very nice.

i hope dan akroyd does his johnny at home kit voice. or yogi and booboo are done in the style of the czech, !!vee are 2 very vild and crezee guys!!

i just made myself laugh, imagining boo boo and yogi dressed and walking like them wiild and crazy czech brothers. sorry.. i felt like sharing that moment.

i still can't get over Justin Timberlake as Boo Boo... i mean COME ON!

Love interest? That's pointless.

Its about time Tom Cavanagh got some love. Stories from the vaults owns.

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