Yogi Bear 3D (Blu-ray 3D)

When Yogi (voiced by Dan Aykroyd) finds out that Jellystone Park is being sold, tossing him, Boo Boo (Justin Timberlake), and all their friends out of the only home they've ever known, he and Boo Boo join forces with is long-suffering nemesis, Ranger Smith (Tom Cavanagh) in order to save the park from an evil politician.

This one certainly caters to a younger audience and I doubt viewers without kids would want to give it a look. Regardless, it actually isn't that bad and features surprisingly good 3D effects, a decent story, and the cartoon characters of Yogi and Boo Boo blend seamlessly with the live-action actors.

Video Highlights

  • MVC/1080p encode on a BD-50 disc
  • Excellent depth
  • Adequate brightness
  • Very good detail
  • Minimal ghosting

Audio Highlights

  • DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack
  • Wide soundstage
  • Enveloping sounds from surround speakers
  • Excellent dynamics
  • Intelligible dialog

The supply of 3D movies on Blu-ray is pretty slim right now and because of that I just had to watch Yogi Bear in order to feed my 3D desires. While the movie is middling at best, the 3D effects are very good, especially the exterior vistas of Jellystone Park. Brightness is never an issue and the depth of field is excellent.

Bonus Materials

  • 3D Special Features:
    • Fun on the Yogi Bear Set
    • Tour of Jellystone Park
    • Jellystone Park Jewel: Yogi's Secret Hiding Spot
    • Jellystone Visitors Pic-a-nic Demo
    • Looney Tunes Short: Rabid Rider
  • Spending a Day at Jellystone Park
  • Yogi Bear Mash-Up
  • Are you Smarter than the average bear? Game
  • Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Copy

If you're starved for 3D content and you have young kids, then you may want to check this one out. It's by no means great cinema (nor is it meant to be), but the 3D is outstanding and there's an occasional laugh to keep things interesting.

Release Date: March 22, 2011
Studio: Warner

Movie: 5/10
3D Ness: 9/10
Picture: 9/10
Sound: 7/10

Review System

Movie: 9/10
3D Picture: 10/10
Sound: 10/10

Review System

Oppo BDP-93 Blu-ray player

JVC DLA-RS40 projector
Stewart FireHawk screen (76.5" wide, 16:9)

Integra DTC-80.2 pre/pro
Anthem PVA-7 power amplifier
Belkin PVA-PF60 power conditioner

M&K S-150s (L, C, R)
M&K SS-150s (LS, RS, SBL, SBR)
SVS PC-Ultra subwoofer

Monoprice HDMI cables (source to pre/pro)
Best Deal analog-audio cables
PureLink HDC Fiber Optic HDMI Cable System (15 meters) from pre/pro to projector