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The New Yogi Bear Show (also known as Hanna-Barbera's Yogi Bear Show) is a 30-minute weekday animated series which aired in syndication in 1988. It contained forty-five new episodes combined with reruns of the original 1961 series. Pared down from some of the other versions (the all-star cartoons with Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, Top Cat and others), this series featured only Yogi, Boo-Boo, Cindy and Ranger Smith, with episodes set in Jellystone Park.

The New Yogi Bear Show
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Title card for 1988 series
Also known asHanna-Barbera's Yogi Bear Show
Directed byRay Patterson
Arthur Davis
Paul Sommers
Jay Sarby
Don Lusk
Bob Goe
Robert Alvarez
Voices ofGreg Burson
Don Messick
Julie Bennett
Peter Cullen
Frank Welker
Theme music composerJohn Debney
Opening themeTheme from Yogi Bear
Ending themeTheme from Yogi Bear
Composer(s)Hoyt Curtin
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes45 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producer(s)Alex Lovy
Don Jurwich
Running time24 minutes (three 7-minute cartoons)
Production company(s)Hanna-Barbera Productions
DistributorWorldvision Enterprises
Turner Program Services (1991–1996)
Warner Bros. Television Distribution (1996–present)
Original networkSyndicated
Original releaseSeptember 12 (1988-09-12) –
November 11, 1988 (1988-11-11)
Preceded byYogi's Treasure Hunt
Followed byYo Yogi!
Related showsThe Hillbilly Bears
Wacky Races

New characters were introduced for the series, such as, Ranger Roubideux (Ranger Smith's assistant, who is chubby and tiny-sized), Ninja Raccoon (a Japanese raccoon cub, who wears a kimono) and his mother, and Blubber Bear from Wacky Races (a large grizzly bear, who is taller than Yogi). By this point on, Greg Burson became the new voice of Yogi, originated by Daws Butler, who had died on May 18, 1988.


No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Kahuna Yogi"September 12, 1988 (1988-09-12)
Yogi and Boo Boo get on a game show and end up winning a trip to Hawaii.
2"Grin & Bear It"September 13, 1988 (1988-09-13)
Yogi tries to make Ranger Smith feel guilty by pretending that the ranger ran him over.
3"Board Silly"September 14, 1988 (1988-09-14)
Yogi Bear enters a skateboarding competition. The only catch is no bears are allowed.
4"Shine on Silver Screen"September 15, 1988 (1988-09-15)
A director visits Jellystone Park to capture the life of a bear.
5"Buffalo'd Bear"September 16, 1988 (1988-09-16)
With his Robin Hood antics and endlessly inventive schemes, Yogi sets his eyes on the "pic-a-nic" baskets of Jellstone Park and sets out to frustrate the comic straight man, Park Ranger Smith.
6"The Yolks on Yogi"September 19, 1988 (1988-09-19)
Yogi and Boo-Boo find a giant egg in Jellystone Park and can't believe their eyes when it hatches a baby dinosaur.
7"Yogi De Beargerac"September 20, 1988 (1988-09-20)
Yogi helps a tongue-tied Boo-Boo woo Buttercup by supplying the right romantic words.
8"Bearly Sick"September 21, 1988 (1988-09-21)
Ranger Smith is hospitalized for tonsillitis. Yogi tries to cheer him up.
9"Bear Exchange"September 22, 1988 (1988-09-22)
Pandas visit Jellystone Park to entertain the tourists and get free food. Yogi and Boo-Boo see this as a way to end their begging ways.
10"To Bear is Human"September 23, 1988 (1988-09-23)
Animal behaviorist Cynthia Sweetwater tries to win Yogi's trust by imitating bear behavior.
11"Slim & Bear It"September 26, 1988 (1988-09-26)
A transmission from the Head Ranger about the bears in Jellystone Park gets interrupted due to a storm, so Ranger Smith thinks the message was about him.
12"Old Biter"September 27, 1988 (1988-09-27)
Ranger Smith trains his new dog to stop Yogi Bear from ruining the annual Mother's Day picnic at Jellystone Park.
13"Pokey the Bear"September 28, 1988 (1988-09-28)
Fire prevention safety expert Pokey the Bear is injured on his way to Jellystone Park. Yogi must dress up like Pokey to not disappoint the kids wanting to see Pokey.
14"Shadrak Yogi"September 29, 1988 (1988-09-29)
Yogi impersonates the Amazing Shadrak to make some money.
15"Bruise Cruise"September 30, 1988 (1988-09-30)
Ranger Smith takes a vacation on a cruise ship, and Yogi secretly follows him to make sure Ranger Smith relaxes.
16"Bear Obedience"October 3, 1988 (1988-10-03)
Principal Pinecone visits to make Yogi and Boo-Boo obedient.
17"Come Back, Little Boo Boo"October 4, 1988 (1988-10-04)
Boo-Boo is forced to work in a carnival, but Yogi tries to save him.
18"La Bamba Bear"October 5, 1988 (1988-10-05)
La Bamba Bear is hired to perform a concert in Jellystone Park. Unfortunately, he's called away at the last minute but Yogi steps in to save the show.
19"Clucking Crazy"October 6, 1988 (1988-10-06)
A scientist switches a chicken's brain with Yogi's brain.
20"Misguided Missile"October 7, 1988 (1988-10-07)
The military take over Jellystone Park to test a new missile and kick Yogi and Boo-Boo out of their cave to do so.
21"Double Trouble"October 10, 1988 (1988-10-10)
Yogi and Boo Boo to see a movie star named Stone Malone.
22"Attack of the Ninja Raccoon"October 11, 1988 (1988-10-11)
Ninja Raccoon appears in Jellystone Park and ends up eating the cake that Ranger Smith's mother made for him and the eclairs that Yogi has swindled. Ranger Smith and Yogi Bear band together to try to trap Ninja Raccoon.
23"Biker Bear"October 12, 1988 (1988-10-12)
Cindy's relative, a little bear on a moped, is visiting Jellystone Park. Ranger Smith and a fellow ranger are pursuing the moped rider as mopeds are banned from the park.
24"Bearly Buddies"October 13, 1988 (1988-10-13)
A misunderstanding leads Yogi to believe that he's not Boo Boo's best friend, which results in him kicking Boo Boo out of their cave.
25"Predaterminator"October 14, 1988 (1988-10-14)
Yogi builds a robot that will retrieve food whenever he commands.
26"Little Lord Boo Boo"October 17, 1988 (1988-10-17)
A rich kid kidnaps Boo-Boo to keep as a pet.
27"Yogi the Cave Bear"October 18, 1988 (1988-10-18)
Yogi discovers a tunnel in his cave that leads Boo Boo and him to prehistoric Jellystone Park.
28"Little Big Foot"October 19, 1988 (1988-10-19)
Yogi and Boo-Boo capture a Bigfoot only to find out he's a she with three little Bigfoot children left alone in the forest.
29"Top Gun Yogi"October 20, 1988 (1988-10-20)
Yogi and Boo-Boo visit a Navy flight school and cause all kinds of mischief.
30"The Hopeful Diamond"October 21, 1988 (1988-10-21)
During a field trip to the museum, The Hope Diamond has been stolen and the thief looks a lot like Boo Boo.
31"Real Bears Don't Eat Quiche"October 24, 1988 (1988-10-24)
A major forest fire has damaged most of Grizzly Stone Wilderness Park causing most of its animals to be temporarily transferred to Jellystone National Park. Yogi ends up having to compete against a vicious bear named Growler for the attention of Cindy Bear.
32"Slippery Smith"October 25, 1988 (1988-10-25)
Ranger Smith's evil twin brother arrives at Jellystone park and causes all sorts of trouble.
33"In Search of the Ninja Raccoon"October 26, 1988 (1988-10-26)
Ninja Raccoon returns and once again interferes with Yogi's picnic raids. Boo Boo ends up having Yogi train with Ninja Raccoon to master the Ninja Raccoon's moves.
34"Balloonatics"October 27, 1988 (1988-10-27)
Yogi and Boo-Boo see hot air balloons landing in Jellystone Park. They investigate them since they'd never seen hot air balloons before and are swept away into the clutches of outlaws wanting to rob a bank.
35"The Big Bear Ballet"October 28, 1988 (1988-10-28)
Yogi learns ballet from a visiting Russian bear.
36"Blast Off Bears"October 31, 1988 (1988-10-31)
Yogi mistakes NASA for Nassau and is subjected to several experiments before being blasted into outer space.
37"Battle of the Bears"November 1, 1988 (1988-11-01)
When Yogi Bear learns that Cindy Bear is to take part in an arranged marriage, thanks to her mother, Yogi does all he can to stop the marriage.
38"Bringing Up Yogi"November 2, 1988 (1988-11-02)
Yogi dreams that he marries Cindy and they have a son who is a total handful.
39"Unbearable"November 3, 1988 (1988-11-03)
Ranger Smith takes Yogi and Boo-Boo to a cabin in a remote part of the forest, where they soon start to suffer from hunger and cabin fever.
40"Banjo Bear"November 4, 1988 (1988-11-04)
Yogi's Uncle Banjo plays his banjo while Yogi tries to hibernate.
41"Boxcar Pop"November 7, 1988 (1988-11-07)
Yogi Bear's Pop stops by for a visit.
42"Yogi Meets the Mummy"November 8, 1988 (1988-11-08)
Yogi and Boo Boo find a mummy under their cave during an archaeological dig.
43"Ninja Raccoon, The Final Shogun"November 9, 1988 (1988-11-09)
Ninja Raccoon returns to Jellystone and challenges Yogi to a showdown. Boo Boo ends up overseeing Yogi's training so that he'd be in shape to fight Ninja Raccoon.
44"The Not So Great Escape"November 10, 1988 (1988-11-10)
When Yippee Wolf sees Yogi Bear escape from jail, Yippee convinces Yogi to become an escape artist for his traveling show.
45"My Buddy Blubber"November 11, 1988 (1988-11-11)
Ranger Smith makes Blubber stay with Yogi and Boo-Boo for hibernation in order to conserve energy. The problem is Blubber annoys Yogi.


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Home media releasesEdit

VHS releaseEdit

In 2000, Warner Home Video included this "Attack of the Ninja Raccoon", "Biker Bear", "In Search of the Ninja Raccoon", "Balloonatics", "Board Silly", and "Kahuna Yogi" on its VHS Bumper Collection in Australia.

DVD releaseEdit

No plans are made yet for a DVD of the series from Warner Archive.

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