I had the honour and privilege to go to a screening of Yogi Bear 3D this weekend. My review will be in this Thursday's paper but my research on the film has turned up some things I feel obliged to share with you here. The first is this photograph from the red carpet gala. All the other stars are smiling pleasantly while Dan Aykroyd gives the impression that this whole film is part of some evil plot on his part. Seriously, it's looks like this that remind you that this man wrote and directed Nothing But Trouble.
The other things are courtesy of Aykroyd's co-star, the very funny T.J. Miller, who has spent much of his time on the press junket deriding the film. These two gems have been making the internet rounds for months but in case you, like me, have been avoiding all things Yogi-related you may have missed them. They're after the jump.
Miller has mentioned Yogi Bear's original poster so much that it's almost become a stand-up bit. Before it was changed to a birds eye view of Yogi and Boo Boo relaxing in post-gluttony bliss with the tagline "Life's a pic-a-nic", the first promotional posters for the film had a creepy close-up of the two bears, one behind the other, with the tagline "Great things come in bears". Gross, dude.
As if repeatedly pointing this out wasn't enough, Miller has also revealed the last audition he sent to the film's producers (which he claims he only auditioned for as a joke in the first place) featuring him reading lines with a real grizzly bear. It is funnier than the film.