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7 Films Butchering Childhood Classics

Entertainment companies often cash in on beloved characters

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Yogi Bear

Yogi Bear didn’t fare quite as well on the big screen. This remake came out a year earlier, courtesy of Time Warner‘s (NYSE:TWX) Warner Bros., and even had Hanna-Barbera, creator of the original cartoon, on board as a producer.

The film under-performed opening weekend, bringing in $16 million and countless harsh reviews. Several critics, for example, referred to it as a “dumber-than-average” family film.

Over time, though, Yogi and Boo-Boo did manage to gross around $200 million worldwide, making it a success compared to the film’s $80 million budget.

Still, fans of the original The Yogi Bear Show couldn’t have been pleased. Voice actors Justin Timberlake and Anna Faris were a far cry from the good ol’ days in Jellystone Park.


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