Posted on Monday, December 13th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
If you’re like me, you’ve got zero interest in seeing Yogi Bear. Which is no big deal — it’s a movie expressly for kids, after all. But what if it had a more adult tone? Hit the jump to see how the end of the film might have played out if Yogi Bear was powered by a more dramatic and violent plot.
Paul Scheer informed the world of this clip via Twitter, and lore already going around, in part due to Scheer, is that it is an in-house alternate ending made by the film’s actual animators. But the end of the video clearly says that’s not the case. As the final credits announce, this parody is the brainchild of RISD-educated animator Edmund Earle. A tip of the hat, then, to Mr. Earle, for mixing one of the least interesting films of 2010 with one of the best of 2007.
(That ‘best of ’07′ being, for the unfamiliar, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, written and directed by Andrew Dominik and starring Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck. The music in this clip is one of that film’s main themes, by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.)