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    Yogi Bear Is Coming Back To TV In A New Series On HBO Max, And This Show Looks Smarter Than The Average Cartoon

    Nobody tell Ranger Smith!

    Remember Yogi Bear, Boo Boo, Huckleberry Hound, and the rest of the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters? Duh, of course you do!!! Whether you're a boomer, Gen X'er, millennial, or even Gen Z, you probably grew up with these classic characters.

    Yogi Bear, wearing a "Tour Guide" hat, with Huckleberry Hound, Snagglepuss, and other Hanna-Barbera characters
    Hanna-Barbera / Â © Hanna-Barbera / Courtesy Everett Collection

    And if you're anything like me, you probably remember watching the reruns on Cartoon Network and, later on, Boomerang (which, in its early days, was basically just Hanna-Barbera cartoons all the time).

    A still from Boomerang on the Cartoon Network
    Warner Media/ Khalil / Retro / Via youtube.com

    Well, all our favorite cartoon characters are coming back!!! After a 30-year hiatus, Yogi and the rest of the gang are coming to HBO Max in the brand-new series Jellystone.

    View this video on YouTube

    HBO Max / Via youtube.com

    The show follows the huge cast of characters that all now live in the town of Jellystone (which is an homage to Jellystone Park from the original Yogi cartoons).

    "Welcome to Jellystone" sign
    HBO Max / Via youtube.com

    And along with a new setting, the show also has a new animation style! So I put a little side-by-side together of what some of the iconic characters look like in the upcoming series versus the original:

    Here is what everyone's favorite "pic-a-nic" basket–stealing bear, Yogi, looks like:

    HBO Max, Hanna-Barbera / Â © Hanna-Barbera / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Yogi's girlfriend, Cindy Bear, still has a flower in her hair and a scarf around her neck, which is her signature look:

    HBO Max, Hanna-Barbera / © Hanna-Barbera / Courtesy Everett Collection

    While Yogi's buddy, Boo Boo, rocks his signature bow tie:

    HBO Max, Warner Media

    Top Cat is still the most tip-top top cat:

    HBO Max, Hanna-Barbera / © Hanna-Barbera / Courtesy Everett Collection

    The most charming Southern hound dog, Huckleberry Hound:

    HBO Max, Courtesy Everett Collection

    And heavens to Murgatroyd! I, of course, can't forget about Snagglepuss:

    HBO Max, Hanna-Barbera / © Hanna-Barbera / Courtesy Everett Collection

    No word yet if Dick Dastardly and Muttley from Wacky Races will make an appearance (but I am hoping for one!).

    Dastardly behind the wheel
    Hanna-Barbera / Â © Hanna-Barbera / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Jellystone premieres on HBO Max on July 29, and you can check out the trailer below:

    View this video on YouTube

    HBO Max / Via youtube.com

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