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Watch This: The Assassination of Yogi Bear by the Coward Boo Boo

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December 13, 2010
Source: Wall Street Journal

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While many are hating on or making pamphlets warning against Eric Brevig's forthcoming live-action/CG hybrid adaptation of Hanna-Barbera's beloved cartoon Yogi Bear, one person decided to have some fun with the characters. Animator Edmund Earle was so inspired by the first trailer for the family film, that he decided to spend some late nights in the past few months crafting an alternate ending for the film. Taking a cue from Andrew Dominik's period western film The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, the fate of the picnic-stealing bear is not for childrens' eyes, but it's still darkly hilarious.

Here's Edmund Earle's alternate ending for Warner Bros. adaptation of Yogi Bear:

Earle is careful to point out that he is not affiliated with Warner Bros. in any way and that he does not used any of the film's actual footage. However, I can't imagine Warner Bros. or Hanna-Barbera are happy with this grisly take on the characters. Of course, any publicity is good publicity, and with high profile Twitter users like Paul Scheer and Nathan Fillion sending it around, maybe they'll let it slide. For reference, you can also check out the real scene from Andrew Dominik's film right here. While it's not a shot-for-shot remake, the tone and the eerie drama resonating from animated bears is quite an experience in itself. What do you think?

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Reader Feedback - 18 Comments

1

Lol that was awesome. And it helps that The Assassination of Jesse James is my favorite movie ever. I wish they cut the lame credits out, though.

Chazzy on Dec 13, 2010

2

NOWW THATS HOW U MAKE A MOVIE ENDING 🙂

Spider94 on Dec 13, 2010

3

That was the best thing ever!

Xerxex on Dec 13, 2010

4

Awesome

Skeeter on Dec 13, 2010

5

@ 1 Nah the credits totally work.

Kitaro on Dec 13, 2010

6

Did I watch the same thing? That certainly reminded me of The Assassination of Jesse James...—slow and boring as hell.

does a bear shit in the woods on Dec 13, 2010

7

Well #6, not everyone can handle a slow-paced, character based drama. Perhaps they should've thrown in some giant fighting robots or a few explosions for you?

Chazzy on Dec 13, 2010

8

I actually feel like watching the real movie in order to honor my now passed childhood character....NOT! PS I knew Boo Boo would do it one day. PSS LOL good one Chazzy.

lamar on Dec 13, 2010

9

lol that was great, ive only seen previews of the movie but this helped to wash the disgust from those away

harrison on Dec 13, 2010

10

#6 Why does everything have to be fast? Sometimes a slow paced film is beautiful, in its own way.

HB on Dec 13, 2010

11

Hey hey, Boo Boo...aw...damn. That was the funniest thing I've seen since...the news. Damn funny!

The Credenza Kid on Dec 13, 2010

12

superb!!! totally made my night

lola on Dec 14, 2010

13

@ #7 I totally agree with #6... Not even remotely clever or interesting... was just slow and boring. Great animation, had a lot of potential, but the guy needs to hire a writer or something. See the end of 12 Monkeys or the alternate ending for Butterfly Effect if you wanna see an example of a dramatic ending.

jim on Dec 14, 2010

14

best ending xD

A5J4DX on Dec 14, 2010

15

I think #12 and #14 will agree with me that #13 is a smelly poo poo pants.

matt on Dec 14, 2010

16

BOOBOO was much better than Casey Affleck ... 🙂

shero on Dec 14, 2010

17

The Assassination of Jesse James is perfect film making #6 and #13 are turds *sticks tongue out*

DoomCanoe on Dec 14, 2010

18

i recently interviewed the creator of the video Edmund Earle. cool guy. http://www.figurethingsout.com/2010/12/17/an-interview-with-the-creator-of-yogi-bear-parody-booboo-kills-yogi-edmund-earle/

Brian Sousa on Dec 18, 2010

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