Lincoln’s Video of the Day: The Assassination of Yogi Bear by the coward Boo Boo

Yogi Bear opens on Friday and well….it doesn’t look very good. This short, however, a parody of the film as well as The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, is pretty fantastic. Watch it now, as it’s unlikely it will be online for very long before lawyers start crying copyright all over the place.

The video was created by an animator who graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, Edmund Earle. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, he said that the darker ending was inspired because he happened to be watching The Assassination of Jesse James… at the time and felt that Yogi Bear was “ripe for parody”. He worked on the short from September, working from just “the posters, watching the trailer, and that was it.”

Brilliant.

Posted on December 13, 2010 at 22:05 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink
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  • http://twitter.com/RubyCosmos Kara Dennison

    The actual movie will be a letdown after this.

  • http://arkonbey.blogspot.com arkonbey

    Not bad, but he opening has a mistake that, when I notice it, really bugs me. The pov shot of Yogi approaching Boo Boo in the chair stops just as Yogi is almost able to see Boo Boo’s face. This puts him right next to the chair. The very next shot, Yogi is many paces behind the chair.

    Am I a stickler? Hells, yes. It’s an amateur mistake that should not be missed.

    Other than that, it was pretty well-directed.