10 Facts About Yogi Bear


Yogi Bear is an anthropomorphic animal character who has appeared in numerous comic books, animated television shows and films.

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Yogi Bear was the first breakout character in animated television; he was created by Hanna-Barbera and was eventually more popular than ostensible star Huckleberry Hound.

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In January 1961, he was given his own show, The Yogi Bear Show, sponsored by Kellogg's, which included the segments Snagglepuss and Yakky Doodle.

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Yogi Bear was one of the several Hanna-Barbera characters to have a collar.

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At the time Yogi Bear first hit TV screens, Yogi Berra was a household name.

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Plot of most of Yogi Bear's cartoons centered on his antics in the fictional Jellystone Park, a variant of the real Yellowstone National Park.

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Besides often speaking in rhyme, Yogi Bear had a number of catchphrases, including his famous chant of excitement and greeting, his pet name for picnic baskets, and his favorite self-promotion, although he often overestimates his own cleverness.

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Butler died in 1988; his last performance as Yogi was in the television film Yogi and the Invasion of the Space Bears.

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In 1983, a Yogi Bear balloon made its first appearance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, becoming the final balloon that year.

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Yogi Bear aired on Cartoon Network from 1992 to 2004 and its sister channel, Boomerang until 2014.

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