Even worse than the movie's sheer lack of direction is even subjecting your kids to Yogi himself. Not only is he not a particularly good role model for his stealing shenanigans, but he's annoyingly arrogant to boot. See, when he's not bragging about how his head is full of smart juice, he's not exactly learning anything from his mistakes either. Sure, Yogi has always been known for stealing food because he just likes it so much, but when he's reprimanded again and again and keeps right on doing it, it's not exactly setting the best example.

If anything, Yogi Bear could stand to grow up a little. But trust me, the best way for that to happen is lulling him back to hibernation, not making another movie with him in the lead.


  • Drugs/Alcohol:  Ranger Smith jokes about inhaling a hallucinogenic plant.

  • Language/Profanity:  None, just a few off-color jokes of a scatological nature.

  • Sex/Nudity:  A kiss between Rachel and Ranger Smith, a little suggestive talk about the mating rituals of rangers.

  • Violence:  Only of the slapstick variety.


Christa Banister is a full-time freelancer writer, specializing in music, movies and books-related reviews and interviews and is the author of two novels, Around the World in 80 Dates and Blessed Are the Meddlers. Based in Dallas, Texas, she also weighs in on various aspects of pop culture on her personal blog

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