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The new Yogi Bear movie doesn’t come out until this Friday, but the definitive Yogi Bear fan video may have already arrived. Capitalizing on the fact that the 3-D animated versions of Yogi and Boo-Boo look both ridiculously cute and freakishly creepy, a savvy animator has put together a completely new, impressively real-looking sequence. Here’s the catch: As you may have guessed from the title, Boo-Boo Kills Yogi is dark. Watch below, but think twice about showing this one to anyone under 12.

The whole video is actually a near-recreation of a scene from one of my favorite movies that no one has ever heard of, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (complete with Nick Cave’s haunting soundtrack). Mashing Yogi Bear with a practically unknown indie western? My Head = Blown into space.

PopWatchers, what do you think of The Assassination of Yogi Bear by the Coward Boo-Boo Bear? Too pretentious? Are you surprised that the first Yogi Bear cowboy-movie parody on YouTube isn’t a Brokeback Mountain riff?

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