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Most of you probably know T.J. Miller as Hud, the frazzled cameraman/comic relief in Matt Reeves’ Cloverfield. Turns out that since that performance, Miller has been angling for a role in the forthcoming adaptation of Yogi Bear. While cartoon-to-screen adaptations have typically ended up being abominations, this one at least looks like it has a pretty good cast going for it, with Anna Faris, Justin Timberlake, and Dan Aykroyd signing on a few weeks ago.

According to The Apiary, Miller had already been called in to audition twice for the role. Afterwards, as a joke, Miller worked with filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts to create the below audition tape, in which Miller interacts with a real-life bear. The video somehow made its way to Barry Meyer, the chairman of Warner Brothers, resulting in an offer for the part of Ranger Jones. Presumably, Ranger Jones will be a live-action role, while Yogi and Boo-Boo will be computer animated. Hit the jump to see the video.
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DreamWorks Animation Announces 2009-2012 Releases

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DreamWorks Animation has announced plans to release five feature films every two years, up from their previous two films a year schedule. The company cites their “three very successful franchises” as one of the reasons to produce an extra film every other year. Apparently the plan is to release one or two sequels a year, as well as an original project, all of which will be produced in digital 3D. Check out the full schedule after the jump.

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