After watching Yogi Bear’s All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper on DVD last month I was excited to check out more classic Yogi. I was very happy to get my hands on the 1987 Yogi special “Yogi’s Great Escape”. As with all specials that I have vague memories of, I really wanted to see this one. Enter the Warner Archive who have added this to their evergrowing list of hard to find titles. I really do like what their doing. I mean who else is going to make available a decent transfer of late 1980s Silver Age animation?
In this special, spring is here and Yogi and Boo Boo wake up from hibernation only to find that some major changes have taken place while they slept the winter away. Jellystone Park is closing down! No more Jellystone Park means no more tourists, and that means no more picnic baskets to pilfer! Yogi, Boo Boo and their new friends, the bear cub triplets, take off in Yogi’s homemade getaway mobile – the Supercar – in search of a new home. All the while Ranger Smith, bounty hunter Trapper and his hound dog Yapper are hot on their tails! Some familiar cartoon faces make an appearance on this cross-country trip filled with fun, friends and famous American landmarks!
This is exactly what the movie should have been. So do yourself a favor. If you like classic Yogi, drop by the Warner Archive and pick up Yogi’s great escape today.