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(2010), PG [PG*] (1hr 12.5min)

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May 1, 2011
Mat 20, 2011

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(While the Scriptural references are certainly not subjective, my commentary may be and sometimes is somewhat subjective.)

If Scriptural references appear, the full text appears at the end of the Summary / Commentary.

(2010), PG [PG*] ... G-equivalent 89 if the string of lies were left out.

Cast/Crew Details Courtesy Internet Movie Database
Production (US): Warner Bros., Sunswept Entertainment, De Line Pictures, Rhythm and Hues, Picnic Basket
Distribution (US): Warner Brothers
Director(s): Eric Brevig
Producer(s): Lee Berger, Tim Coddington, Donald De Line, Jim Dyer, Andrew Haas, Karen Rosenfelt, Barry Weiss
Written by: Jeffrey Ventimilia, Joshua Sternin, Brad Copeland
Cinematography/Camera: Peter James
Music: John Debney
Film Editing: Kent Beyda
Casting: Allison Jones, Liz Mullane
Production Design: David Sandefur
Art Direction: Jules Cook
Viewed on Warner Brothers Home Entertainment DVD

Dan Aykroyd gives his voice to the famous Yogi Bear of Jellystone National Park, a financially failing endeavor to provide tourists with a pic-a-nic trek into wilderness. Teen heartthrob Justin Timberlake gives his voice to the more level-headed but often subservient Boo-Boo Bear.

Yogi still spends his days robbing tourists of their picnic goodies but this time lends his smarter-than-the-average-bear talents to Ranger Smith (Tom Cavanagh) to launch a fund-raising campaign to save the 100 year old Jellystone. Little does Yogi realize that it is his picnic basket filchering which has caused park visitation to dwindle and operating funds to evaporate. People don't want to come to a quiet and restful jaunt in the wilderness when a local bear keeps stealing their food.

Just by chance Rachel Johnson (Anna Faris), a science documentarian arrives at Jellystone to conduct research. Once she becomes aware of the financial plight of the pristine Jellystone, she becomes involved in its rescue. But the town's Mayor Brown (Andrew Daly) and his Chief of Staff henchman (Nathan Corddry), who are largely responsible for the city's municipal deficit due to unwise spending, decide to sell off the logging rights of Jellystone to fill the city's coffers and to boost the Mayor's chances of being the next Governor. Unless Ranger Smith can generate $10,000 in one week, Jellystone gets cut down.

Regarding the content, the film earned a final score of 81 which places it squarely in the range of scores earned by PG-rated films (68 to 86 out of 100) in the comparative baseline database.

Wanton Violence/Crime (W) - 54 out of 100
The violence/crime content of this film was largely due to slapstick action violence and corrupt politicians. Only once did the slapstick violence go a little overboard as the display was of a large number of people endangered by fireworks. Fireworks uncontrolled is not something to take a flippant attitude about.

While all the violence in this film is "sanitized" for the intended audience, violence is "catching" no matter how slight the violence might seem. God warned us about the leading properties of violence in Prov. 16:29. And so has man as four professional public health agencies warned us that "Viewing violence may lead to real life violence."

Impudence/Hate (I) - 49 out of 100
The final score of 81 would have been G-equivalent 89 if the string of lies were left out. Indeed, the lies are all there was to the Impudence/Hate content. God is not at all happy with lies of any kind whether "little white lies" or not, [Rev. 21:8)

Sexual Immorality (S) - 82 out of 100
As seems typical with "kids' shows" nowadays, there is a large helping of posterior humor, of behaviors clearly intended to draw the viewer's attention to the posterior. [Eph. 5:4]

Drugs/Alcohol (D) - 100 out of 100
No possession or consumption of illegal drugs, alcohol or tobacco nor abuse of prescription drugs were noted.

Offense to God (O) - 100 out of 100
This film is free of any abuse of God's name or any content related to occultism, witchcraft, Satanism or sorcery.

Murder/Suicide (M) - 100 out of 100
No murders nor suicides were found.


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  • Rev. 21:8 But the [unforgiven] fearful [deilos {di-los'}; timid, cowardly], and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers [sexually immoral], and sorcerers [all forms of evil/magic to force or do harm], and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
  • Prov. 16:29 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good. [The issue is the violence, the 'way that is not good' no matter how "small" or "justified" the violence might seem, and its "leading" effect on the observer. "A violent man" can be any character of any age, any gender, human or not in the act of committing (demonstrating in the case of entertainment) violent behavior/action whether for good or evil OR the violent behaviors/actions themselves. Such exposure can and does embolden the viewer into aggression, especially youth. It took years for American professional health community to finally affirm, probably without knowing it, that which God told us in 1 Cor. 15:33 below. See also Joint Statement on the Impact of Entertainment Violence on Children: Congressional Public Health Summit for more information. Further, God speaks darkly of violence 56 times in the Old and New Testament of the KJV.]
  • Eph. 5:4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.

    ***Selected Scriptures of Armour against the influence of the entertainment industry***
  • Jer. 37:9 This is what the LORD says: Do not deceive yourselves, thinking, 'The Babylonians [the destroyers from within] will surely leave us.' They will not!
  • Ps. 12:8 The wicked freely strut about [e.g., create progressively vile/offensive entertainment with impunity and no consequences and present it to younger and younger audiences every year] when what is vile is honored among men [when enough people continue to defend it, embrace it, enjoy it, want it, submit to it. I call attention to Ps. 12:8 to warn of the creeping desensitizing power of "entertainment."]
  • Col. 2:8 Beware lest any man [by his influence] spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
  • 1 Cor. 15:33 Be not deceived: evil [kakov: of a bad nature, not such as it ought to be] communications corrupt good manners.
  • Rom. 5:19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
  • Jude 1:4 For there are certain men* crept in unawares [secretly slipped in among us], who were before of old ordained to this condemnation [whose condemnation was written about long ago], ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness [a license for immorality], and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. [*men: anthropos {anth'-ro-pos}, generic, a human being, whether male or female]
  • Matt. 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
  • Luke 17:2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. [Offend: skandalizo {skan-dal-id'-zo} - scandalize; to entice to sin; to cause a person to begin to distrust and desert one whom he ought to trust and obey; to cause to fall away.]
  • Ps. 119:133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me [let no sin rule over me].
  • John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
  • 1 Thess. 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. ["Evil" includes all things that are sinful.]


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    Yogi Bear (2010) CAP Thermometers

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W) - 54 out of 100
  • slapstick action violence, repeatedly
  • underhanded government maneuvers, repeatedly
  • action violence involving endangerment of people with uncontrolled fireworks

    Impudence/Hate (I) - 49 out of 100
  • lies, frequent

    Sexual Immorality (S) - 82 out of 100
  • attention to posterior, repeatedly

    Drugs/Alcohol (D) - 100 out of 100
  • none noted

    Offense to God (O) - 100 out of 100
  • none noted

    Murder/Suicide (M) - 100 out of 100
  • none noted

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    There are some in the entertainment industry who maintain that 1) violent programming is harmless because no studies exist that prove a connection between violent entertainment and aggressive behavior in children, and 2) young people know that television, movies, and video games are simply fantasy. Unfortunately, they are wrong on both accounts." And "Viewing violence may lead to real life violence." I applaud these associations for fortifying 1 Cor. 15:33. Read the rest of the story. From our years of study, I contend that other aberrant behaviors, attitudes, and expressions can be inserted in place of "violence" in that statement. Our Director - Child Psychology Support, a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist concurs. For example, "Viewing arrogance against fair authority may lead to your kids defying you in real life." Or "Viewing sex may lead to sex in real life." Likewise and especially with impudence, hate and foul language. I further contend that any positive behavior can be inserted in place of "violence" with the same chance or likelihood of being a behavior template for the observer; of being incorporated into the behavior mechanics and/or coping skills of the observer. In choosing your entertainment, please consider carefully the "rest of the story" and our findings.

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