(October 6, 2008 – Burbank, CA) – He’s smarter than the average bear and that’s why he’s the star of his own feature-length, classic animated film titled “Hey There, It’s Yogi Bear,” which will be released on DVD for the first time December 2, 2008 from Warner Home Video (WHV). On the same day, WHV will release another animated film classic, “The Man Called Flintstone,” a hilarious spy spoof featuring everyone’s favorite Stone-Aged family the Flintstones. Both titles are newly re-mastered and feature dazzling picture and sound quality. Each will retail for $19.98 SRP. Order due date has been set for October 28, 2008. Hide your “pic-a-nic” baskets! Yogi Bear isn’t your average bear in his first theatrical full-length movie, “Hey There, It’s Yogi Bear.” Tired of Yogi’s “pic-a-nic” basket stealing shenanigans, Jellystone National Park's Ranger Smith ships Yogi off to the San Diego Zoo. Yogi however, outwits Ranger Smith by substituting another bear while he remains in Jellystone. Yogi's girlfriend Cindy, thinks he’s been shipped away, goes looking for him and is captured by a circus owner who forces her to perform a perilous high-wire act. Yogi Bear, joined by pal Boo Boo, travel together across the country to rescue Cindy in this animated adventure that explores the world from Jellystone to Venice. “The Man Called Flintstone” marked the Stone-Aged family’s first theatrical film. The adventure begins when Fred is recruited by a secret organization to take the place of Rock Slag, an injured agent who happens to be Fred's exact double. His mission: to travel to Eurock to find the arch-baddie Green Goose and stop his plan of world domination. The catch is that Fred is unable to tell his family or friends about the task. So pretending to be on a modern Stone-Age family vacation with Wilma, Barney and Betty, Fred wings it overseas for some wild and woolly mammoth intrigue. “These films are some of Hanna-Barbera’s finest ventures onto the big screen,” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. He added, “We feel strongly about preserving these films for future generations and we put our best efforts towards re-mastering the originals in order to offer consumers improved picture and sound quality. Now these films look and sound better than ever and are terrific collectibles to include in any home entertainment library.” The Credits Warner Bros. Animation has been producing award-winning original animation since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, “Sinkin' in the Bathtub.” Since then, Warner Bros. Animation’s characters have set the standard for innovative, quality animation. Producing for network and cable television, online, home entertainment and feature films both domestically and internationally, Warner Bros. Animation is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as maintaining the studio’s rich cartoon heritage. Warner Bros. Animation also oversees the creative use of, and production of animated programming based on classic animated characters from the Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics libraries. Warner Bros. Animation is one of the most honored animation studios in history, garnering a grand total of six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, a Humanitas Award, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation). With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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