Yogi Bear

The famous cartoon series from the Hanna-Barbera studios in Hollywood. It’s the most cheekiest bear, Ranger Smith has in his American nature reserve. Never were there more picnic basket stolen in a series, and eaten!

Yogi’s daily life consists of searching for food in Jellystone Park. He prefers sandwiches and chocolate cake over fish and berries. Yogi calls himself ‘smarter than the average bear.’ Always at his side are Boo Boo and his girlfriend Cindy Bear, whom he started dating from the second season.

The Yogi Bear series first appeared as a part of the Huckleberry Hound Show in November 1958. Minor characters in the first Yogi cartoons were Boo Boo and Ranger Smith. The first voice of Yogi Bear was Daws Butler, with Don Messick doing Boo Boo and the Ranger. Then there is Yogi’s southern-belle bruin girl, Cindy Bear, which voice was done by Julie Bennet.
The main character designer was Ed Benedict, while Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera themselves produced and directed. On January 30th, 1961 The Yogi Bear Show finally appeared.

Theme Song Lyrics

Yogi Bear is smarter than the average bear
Yogi Bear is always in the Ranger’s hair
At a picnic table you will find him there
Stuffing down more goodies than the average bear
He will sleep till noon but before it’s dark
He’ll have every picnic basket left in Jellystone Park
Yogi has it better than a millionaire
That’s because he’s smarter than the average bear


Yogi Bear began as a segment on the Huckleberry Hound Show in the late 1950’s. Yogi soon emerged as a star in his own right, quickly having his own series.

In the 1970’s Yogi became captain of a flying ark in Yogi’s Gang. A few years later Yogi got into space with Yogi’s Space Race. There Boo Boo was replaced as Yogi’s sidekick by a Scare Bear, who complained as much as Boo Boo.

In the 1980’s Yogi bear again returned at the helm of the S.S. Jelly Roger, in Yogi’s Treasure Hunt. 1988 featured a new series, which like the original featured Yogi, Boo Boo and Ranger Smith together in Jellystone Park.

In 1991 Yo Yogi was made. With Yogi and Boo Boo hanging around as hipsters in a shopping mall. This series lasted less than a year.

So Yogi appeared in many different programs, which for the main part carried his name. We have compiled a list.

Hey There, It’s Yogi Bear [1964]

In 1964 the first full-length cartoon is made by Hanna-Barbera Studio, which starred Yogi Bear: ‘Hey There, it’s Yogi Bear’.

Yogi Bear is shipped off to the San Diego Zoo by Ranger Smith. Yogi escapes and goes to sunny California. Cindy, not realizing Yogi has escaped, goes looking for him and is kidnapped by a circus owner.

Yogi Bear [2010]

Yogi Bear is a 2010 American live-action film adaptation of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon series The Yogi Bear Show.

Yogi’s Family

‘Yogi Bear – A Christmas Visit’, is a 1961 holiday themed book. It’s written by S. Quentin Hyatt with pictures by Sylvia and Burnett Mattinson. In this book, an uncle and his family come to celebrate the holidays with Yogi and Boo Boo. They are: Uncle Northman, Aunt Kate and the twins Yukon and Klondike.