HIDE THE PIC-A-NIC BASKETS!
D3PUBLISHER LAUNCHES YOGI BEAR™: THE VIDEO GAME FOR Wii™ AND NINTENDO DS™
Video Game’s Launch to Coincide with Nationwide Release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Live-Action CG Animated Film on December 17, 2010
LOS ANGELES – December 7, 2010 – D3Publisher (D3P), a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, today announced Yogi Bear: The Video Game has shipped in North America. In Yogi Bear: The Video Game, licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, players take on the role of Yogi Bear in a platform adventure to save Jellystone Park from being shut down forever. Based on the all new live-action CG animated Warner Bros. Pictures feature film Yogi Bear, Yogi Bear: The Video Game is now available at stores nationwide on the Wii system and the Nintendo DS family of hand-held systems to coincide with the North American release of the movie on December 17, 2010.
In Yogi Bear: The Video Game, players will get to put on the hat and tie of the lovable Yogi Bear to discover and interact with the animal creatures and visitors of Jellystone Park. Players will be able to explore, jump, crawl, belly slide, sneak, and zip-line through majestic Jellystone Park locales in search of protected wildlife, adventure, and sometimes the distraction of a “pic-a-nic” basket or two! However, be careful, Ranger Smith doesn’t tolerate disturbance of his campers and keeps a watchful eye over the park. Luckily there is Yogi Bear’s trusty sidekick Boo Boo, to help Yogi get through difficult challenges and antics.
“Just in time for the holiday season, fans of all ages can enjoy the adventures of Yogi Bear as he proves to be smarter than the average bear,” said Peter Andrew, vice president of production, D3P. “Players can now explore all the locales and wildlife that exist inside Jellystone Park like they have never seen before.”
Based on the film directed by Eric Brevig and characters created by Hanna-Barbera Productions Yogi Bear: The Video Game is developed by Monkey Bar Games on Wii and 1st Playable Productions, LLC. on Nintendo DS and is rated “E” (Everyone – Comic Mischief) by the ESRB. For more information on the video game, please go to the Web site at www.YogiBearVideoGame.com. Yogi Bear: The Video Game is available for the suggested retail price of $39.95 on Wii and $29.95 on Nintendo DS.
To kick-off the launch of Yogi Bear: The Video Game, specially marked packages of the game will contain a movie code that shoppers can redeem online for an “e-Movie Cash” certificate for $10 off one admission to see the Yogi Bear film in theaters. The promotion expires on January 18, 2011 or while supplies last and is available for Wii in the United States and select retailers for Wii and Nintendo DS in Canada.
About Yogi Bear (The Movie)
“Yogi Bear” is a live-action CG animated adventure in 3D, featuring everyone’s favorite pic-a-nic basket-stealing bear as he and his pal Boo Boo join forces with their old nemesis Ranger Smith to save Jellystone Park from closing forever. It stars Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake, Anna Faris, Tom Cavanagh and TJ Miller.
“Yogi Bear” is directed by Eric Brevig and produced by Donald De Line and Karen Rosenfelt, from a script written by Jeffrey Ventimilia & Joshua Sternin and Brad Copeland, based on characters created by Hanna-Barbera Productions. James Dyer, Lee Berger and Andrew Haas serve as executive producers. Peter James is the director of photography; David R. Sandefur, the production designer; Kent Beyda, the editor; Andrew Lockington, the composer; and Julianne Jordan, the music supervisor. “Yogi Bear” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
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