Another Rather Lovely Thing

Remember me going on repeatedly and at great length about last year’s film The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford? Well, I’m happy to say that this may give the film some attention, which it definitely deserves – although from a very odd direction. Animator Edmund Earle did a beautiful, surreal take on the upcoming Yogi Bear film (which may be almost as obnoxious as the recent Alvin and the Chipmunks movies), recasting Brad Pitt’s Jesse James and Casey Affleck’s Bob Ford with Yogi and Booboo. Earle has no affiliation with the Yogi Bear movie and seems to have created this beautifully animated short in his spare time, which should get him the admiration of geeks, nerds and filmaficionados everywhere.

Read this for details: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2010/12/13/yogi-bear-alternate-ending-booboo-kills-yogi-parody-video-creator-speaks/

P.S.: A special Christmas prize may just go out to the first person who ‘gets’ the reference in this blog entry’s title…

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