Sunday, January 30, 2011

"The Yogi Bear Show" -- 50th Anniversary -- Part 3

After "The Huckleberry Hound Show" (1958) and "The Yogi Bear Show" (1961), Yogi went on to star in his own feature film, "Hey There, It's Yogi Bear!" (1964) and in a number of additional television series.  Those series included:  "Yogi's Gang" AKA "Yogi's Ark Lark" (1973-1975), "Yogi's Space Race" AKA "Galaxy Goof-Ups" (1978), "Laff-A-Lympics" (1977-1979), "Yogi's Treasure Hunt" (1985-1987), "The New Yogi Bear Show" (1988),   and "Yo Yogi!" (1991).

Yogi was a regular "go-to" character for Hanna-Barbera, and the "smarter than average bear" was never far from Joe Barbera's thoughts.  Joe really felt a close kinship with this fast-talking and quick-witted star, and Joe was always developing new stories to put Yogi through his paces.  

Along with artists/colleagues including John Ludin, Earl Kress, Scott Jeralds, Alfred Gimeno, Wayne Kaatz,  Charlie Howell and plenty of others, I worked with Yogi and many of the classic Hanna-Barbera characters on the syndicated series "Yogi's Treasure Hunt," which was a regular segment of the two-hour weekend cartoon block entitled "The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera."   

Above is a cel set-up with Yogi and his costars from "Yogi's Treasure Hunt."   (It was fun to have Snooper & Blabber and Augie Doggie & Doggie Daddy back in the mix!)


  1. I have a question and I have noticed this old boo boo had a rectangle kind of head and then in treasure hunt his head is an oval it's been bugging me for a while

  2. You have noticed one of the keys boo-boos about Boo Boo. I'll try to address this in an upcoming post. But, for now, let's just say Boo Boo's look changed depending on the designer/animator and other artists involved.

  3. Tom,
    Great Blog. I couldn't find an email. Anyway., I'm doing an art blog on Rock Odyssey, (Hanna Barbera) . Do you know any background info on the film? I own a lot of art from the film and will be posting



  4. I always know all the episodes of Yogi's Treasure Hunt are digitally ink & painted.