The New Yogi Bear Show
Title card for 1988 series
Also known asHanna-Barbera's Yogi Bear Show
GenreAnimated sitcom
Directed by
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
ComposerHoyt Curtin
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes45 (list of episodes)
Executive producersWilliam Hanna
Joseph Barbera
ProducersAlex Lovy
Don Jurwich
Running time24 minutes (three 7-minute cartoons)
Production companyHanna-Barbera Productions
Original release
ReleaseSeptember 12 (1988-09-12) –
November 11, 1988 (1988-11-11)

The New Yogi Bear Show (also known as Hanna-Barbera's Yogi Bear Show) is an American animated sitcom and the sixth incarnation of the Yogi Bear franchise produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions that aired in syndication from September 12 to November 11, 1988. This series serves as the final season to the 1961 series, also serving as a sequel and a revival.


It contains forty-five new episodes combined with reruns of the 1961 series.[1] Pared down from some of the other versions (the all-star cartoons with Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw and others), this series featured only Yogi, Boo-Boo, Cindy and Ranger Smith, with episodes set in Jellystone Park.

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 Yogi's father.

The series marked the debut of Greg Burson as the voice of Yogi following Daws Butler's death on May 18, 1988, four months prior to the series' debut.


No.TitleWritten byOriginal air date
1"Kahuna Yogi"Kristina MazzottiSeptember 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"Lisa MalianiSeptember 13, 1988 (1988-09-13)
Yogi tries to make Ranger Smith feel guilty by pretending that the ranger ran him over.
3"Board Silly"Jack Hanrahan and Eleanor Burian-MohrSeptember 14, 1988 (1988-09-14)
Yogi Bear enters a skateboarding competition. The only catch is no bears are allowed.
4"Shine on Silver Screen"Jack Hanrahan and Eleanor Burian-MohrSeptember 15, 1988 (1988-09-15)
A director visits Jellystone Park to capture the life of a bear.
5"Buffalo'd Bear"Alan SwayzeSeptember 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 Jellystone Park and sets out to frustrate the comic straight man, Park Ranger Smith.
6"The Yolks on Yogi"Lisa MalianiSeptember 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 into a baby dinosaur.
7"Yogi De Beargerac"Barry BlitzerSeptember 20, 1988 (1988-09-20)
Yogi helps a tongue-tied Boo-Boo woo Buttercup by supplying the right romantic words.
8"Bearly Sick"Earl KressSeptember 21, 1988 (1988-09-21)
Ranger Smith is hospitalized for tonsillitis. Yogi tries to cheer him up.
9"Bear Exchange"Story by : Jack Hanrahan
Teleplay by : Eleanor Burian-Mohr
September 22, 1988 (1988-09-22)
Giant 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"Jack Hanrahan and Eleanor Burian-MohrSeptember 23, 1988 (1988-09-23)
Animal behaviorist Cynthia Sweetwater tries to win Yogi's trust by imitating bear behavior.
11"Slim & Bear It"Story by : Jack Hanrahan
Teleplay by : Eleanor Burian-Mohr
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"Lisa MalianiSeptember 27, 1988 (1988-09-27)
Ranger Smith trains his new dog to stop Yogi Bear from ruining the annual Mother of the Year picnic at Jellystone Park. While attempting to steal goodies during the picnic, Yogi gets sidetracked by babies in distress.
13"Pokey the Bear"Barry BlitzerSeptember 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"Alan SwayzeSeptember 29, 1988 (1988-09-29)
Yogi impersonates the Amazing Shadrak to make some money.
15"Bruise Cruise"Story by : Jack Hanrahan
Teleplay by : Eleanor Burian-Mohr
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"Jim PfannerOctober 3, 1988 (1988-10-03)
Principal Pinecone visits to make Yogi and Boo-Boo obedient.
17"Come Back, Little Boo-Boo"Story by : Jack Hanrahan
Teleplay by : Eleanor Burian-Mohr
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"Story by : Jack Hanrahan
Teleplay by : Eleanor Burian-Mohr
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 and Yogi steps in to save the show.
19"Clucking Crazy"Kristina MazzottiOctober 6, 1988 (1988-10-06)
A scientist switches a chicken's brain with Yogi's brain.
20"Misguided Missile"Alan SwayzeOctober 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"Barry BlitzerOctober 10, 1988 (1988-10-10)
Yogi and Boo-Boo go to see a movie star named Stone Malone.
22"Attack of the Ninja Raccoon"Jack Hanrahan and Eleanor Burian-MohrOctober 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"Candace HowertonOctober 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"Jack Hanrahan and Eleanor Burian-MohrOctober 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"Barry BlitzerOctober 14, 1988 (1988-10-14)
Yogi builds a robot that will retrieve food whenever he commands.
26"Little Lord Boo-Boo"Kristina MazzottiOctober 17, 1988 (1988-10-17)

A rich kid kidnaps Boo-Boo to keep as a pet. Yogi tries to rescue Boo Boo and keeps getting attacked by the rich kid's dog.

Note: Snagglepuss is reference in a scene during this episode.
27"Yogi the Cave Bear"Wayne KaatzOctober 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"Kristina MazzottiOctober 19, 1988 (1988-10-19)
Yogi and Boo-Boo capture a Bigfoot only to find out that Bigfoot is a she with three little Bigfoot children left alone in the forest.
29"Top Gun Yogi"Jack Hanrahan and Eleanor Burian-MohrOctober 20, 1988 (1988-10-20)
Yogi and Boo-Boo visit a Navy flight school and cause much mischief.
30"The Hopeful Diamond"Lisa MalianiOctober 21, 1988 (1988-10-21)
During a field trip to the museum, the Hope Diamond is stolen and the thief resembles Boo-Boo.
31"Real Bears Don't Eat Quiche"Alan SwayzeOctober 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"Earl KressOctober 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"Jack Hanrahan and Eleanor Burian-MohrOctober 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"Earl KressOctober 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"Barry BlitzerOctober 28, 1988 (1988-10-28)
Yogi learns ballet from a visiting Russian bear.
36"Blast Off Bears"Joe Sandusky and Vince TrankinaOctober 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"Felicia MalianiNovember 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"Jack Hanrahan and Eleanor Burian-MohrNovember 2, 1988 (1988-11-02)
Yogi dreams that he marries Cindy and they have a son who is a total handful.
39"Unbearable"Earl KressNovember 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"Jack Hanrahan and Eleanor Burian-MohrNovember 4, 1988 (1988-11-04)
Yogi's Uncle Banjo plays his banjo while Yogi tries to hibernate.
41"Boxcar Pop"Jack Hanrahan and Eleanor Burian-MohrNovember 7, 1988 (1988-11-07)
Yogi Bear's Pop stops by for a visit.
42"Yogi Meets the Mummy"Barry BlitzerNovember 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"Jack Hanrahan and Eleanor Burian-MohrNovember 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"Earl KressNovember 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"Jack Hanrahan and Eleanor Burian-MohrNovember 11, 1988 (1988-11-11)
Ranger Smith and Ranger Robideaux make Blubber Bear stay with Yogi and Boo-Boo for hibernation in order to conserve energy. The problem is Blubber annoys Yogi.


Additional voices

Home media

VHS release

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 release

No plans have been made yet for a U.S. release.

See also


  1. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. p. 935. ISBN 978-1476665993.