I’m uncomfortable seeing the beloved Yogi Bear depicted in live-action 3-D, but I’m sure the feeling will subside over time. I remember being horrified when I first saw the re-imagined version of Alvin and the Chipmunks, but I have moved past that to the point where I can look at them without weeping. We all move on eventually, right? I accept this version of Yogi and Boo Boo at face value. I can be bitter, but this live-action 3-D business is pretty much here to stay.
My only qualm? CG cartoons sometimes cross the line into creepy territory. I was never terrified of the Care Bears or Franklin. This poster is a bit of a mixed bag, if you ask me:
Creepy = Yogi’s smile might give me night-a-mares if he doesn’t calm down.
Cute = Drawing a bear snout in your “o”s might never be as cool as dotting your “i”‘s with hearts, but it’s certainly adorable
Cute = Yogi’s one-leg-up pose
Creepy = Boo Boo’s bow tie. I know he’s always had it, but unless you’re Chuck Bass, it’s creepy.
Creepy = Yogi’s eyes
Cute = Never realized Yogi’s tie was so Don Draper
What do you think, PopWatchers? Is the Yogi poster cute or creepy? And are you slowly accepting that 3-D live-action is here to stay?