Prepare to have your mind blown, according to Variety, Dan Aykroyd has reportedly signed on to play Yogi Bear in the upcoming live action CGI film. Now really prepare to have your mind blown… Justin Timberblake is reportedly in talks to play Boo Boo Bear.

I was mildly interested in seeing the Yogi Bear movie, because I love a lot of the old Hanna-Barbera cartoons. I even reported on how Yogi was poised to make a lot of money in one of the most crowded Opening Day weekends in recent memory, but I’m not sure how I feel about this.

Maybe Dan does a great Yogi and Justin a great Boo Boo, but shouldn’t they have hired people who actually sound like Yogi and Boo Boo? I mean, really… Wouldn’t that make more sense? It was like when they hired Bill Murray to voice Garfield. I think they should find someone who sounds like Daws Butler and if that’s Aykroyd so be it. But if they’re just hiring to hire names, SHAME ON YOU!

Smarrrrter than the average bear, indeed! Well played Mr. Ghostbuster, go get you some picnic baskets.

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