Jay Chandrasekhar Set to Direct an Unnecessary 'Yogi Bear' Sequel

October 2, 2012

Yogi Bear

After the success of Super Troopers, the Broken Lizard guys have never quite been able to capture that magic again together as a comedy troupe. They came close with Beerfest, but mostly fans have been wishing for a Super Troopers sequel (which is reportedly on the way). Director Jay Chandrasekhar has done some other work on the side, helming WB's adaptation of The Dukes of Hazzard as well as making a name for himself as a TV director with work on "Arrested Development", "Community", and "Happy Endings", and now Deadline reports he's been hired to direct Yogi Bear 2, a sequel to the CG/live action hybrid.

The 2010 Yogi Bear was one of the most critically reviled films of the year with a 13% on Rotten Tomatoes, and aside from Justin Timberlake's surpsingly goodBoo-Boo impression, there wasn't much to like about it. Even appearances by generally likeable actors like Anna Faris, T.J. Miller, and Andrew Daly weren't enough to keep it from being a stinker. But that didn't stop it from making over $200 million worldwide. Any time a family film puts up those kind of numbers, regardless of the quality, chances are we're going to see a sequel. I'm just sad that Chandrasekhar is the one who will have this garbage on his resume in the end. Thoughts?

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Hopefully he's doing this for the studio so that Broken Lizard can finally do a sequel.

Corey on Oct 2, 2012


I'm I the only one that liked Yogi Bear? I thought it was really fun why bash on the film. It stayed true to the style of the original Yogi Bear cartoon and had some great talent. I thought it was better than some one of the others out there now. Much like the Smurfs I enjoyed it a lot. I can't wait for the sequel.

JerseyBoy on Oct 2, 2012


Unnecessary Yogi Bear Sequel should be the actual working title.

Big Boss on Oct 2, 2012


I thought Slammin' Salmon was pretty great.

Brian Ricci Movie Review on Oct 2, 2012


Because Great Things Come in Bears Twice.

mezdup on Oct 3, 2012


to expect this sequel, i need to see the first one?

TOONFED on Oct 3, 2012


Yogi bear is awesome. Fuck you

Lex Luthor on Mar 4, 2014

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