Is Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Based On Yellowstone Park?

When I was a kid, I remember watching the Yogi Bear cartoon. We loved Yogi Bear and his Jellystone Park.

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone is known to be based on Yellowstone National Park, even though it is supposed to represent all U.S. National Parks. Yogi Bear is a fictional cartoon character that has been around since 1958 but has recently seen some reemergence with a new Yogi Bear Movie (2010) and Jellystone Cartoon series (2021).

Yogi Bear, Jellystone, And Yellowstone National Park

Yogi Bear is a fictional cartoon bear that made his debut in 1958; he was in many comic books, television shows, and The Huckleberry Hound Show.

Yogi Bear became so popular that in 1961 that he was given his show, “The Yogi Bear Show.” Recently the Yogi Bear character has been revitalized in the new series called Jellystone!.

It is believed that the original Jellystone is based upon the Yellowstone National Park. The original Jellystone was meant to represent all national parks, not just Yellowstone.

The original Yogi bear in the fictional Jellystone Park was accompanied by his constant companion Boo-Boo-Boo. The two would often try to steal picnic baskets from campers in Jellystone Park. Yogi Bear and Boo-Boo-Boo were always getting in trouble with the Park Ranger Smith.

Yogi bear had a girlfriend named Cindy Bear, who disapproved of Yogi Bear’s antics.

Favorite Yogi Bear Scenes From The Yogi Bear Movie (2010)

In all the series, one of the common denominators is that the Yogi bear loves food. He will dream of donuts, steal food and do all he can to get food. His antics always get Yogi bear and his sidekick Boo Boo in trouble with the Park Ranger Smith.

Here are some of our favorite scenes.

Yogi Bear, Ranger Smith, and Boo Boo Save Jellystone From Destruction

Ranger Smith : What do you want from me, Yogi? I don’t have a life left for you to ruin any more.

Yogi Bear : Sir, I know I messed things up, and I’m sorry. I never meant to. You and Boo Boo are the best friends I ever had, and I’ve never done anything but think of myself. And now Jellystone is just gonna be a big field of stumps.

Ranger Smith : What?

Boo Boo : They’ve started cutting down the trees.

Ranger Smith : Agricultural interest is logging. Oh, no, not our Jellystone.

Yogi Bear : We have to save it, sir.

Ranger Smith : I don’t think we CAN save it, Yogi.

[sits down on the bench] 

Ranger Smith : I’m no smarter than you.

[looks to Yogi] 

Ranger Smith : I lost Jellystone.

[looks to Boo Boo] 

Ranger Smith : I lost Rachel.

[stares ahead] 

Ranger Smith : It’s… over.

Yogi Bear : Mr. Ranger, I’ve learned two things from stealing pic-a-nic baskets. One: Light mayonnaise is not nearly as good as regular mayonnaise. And two: You can’t fail if you never stop trying. You have to fight for the thing you love, whether it’s a park, a girl or a roast beef sandwich! Don’t give up now! We’re all Jellystone’s got!

Ranger Smith : [rises to his feet]  You’re right, Yogi. Jellystone’s too important to give up on. We got to try. Come on.

Yogi Bear : Shotgun.

Boo Boo : Aww.

YOgi Bear (2010) Movie Quotes

Yogi Bear, Rachel, Ranger Smith, And Boo Boo Save An Endangered Turtle

Ranger Smith : Hey! You need to let us in this park! That turtle needs our protection!

Chief of Staff : Don’t worry about the turtle. We’re handling it. We’ll make sure he’s put in a nice zoo.

Rachel : No! A turtle that’s endangered can’t be removed from its natural habitat! It’s against federal law!

Chief of Staff : It is? Wow! I’ve never heard of that law in Chapter Four, Subsection Six of the Wildlife Protection Mandate.

Yogi Bear : Don’t worry, Mr. Ranger, sir. That turtle is safe. These people have no idea where my cave is.

Chief of Staff : [into his walkie-talkie]  The turtle’s in the talking bear’s cave.

Ranger Jones : [over walkie-talkie]  Copy that.

Yogi Bear : Wow. That backfired.

Ranger Smith : OK. You know what? Fine. You win.

[Ranger Smith turns around to walk away; Rachel glares at the Chief of Staff who waves to her with an evil smile] 

Rachel : [whispering]  What are you doing?

Ranger Smith : I have a plan.

[unlocks a gate] 

Ranger Smith : One of the advantages…

[throws a big branch aside] 

Ranger Smith : … of having lived here since I was a kid is…

[opens the gate] 

Ranger Smith : … I know this park like the back of my hand. Let’s go!

[Ranger Smith climbs into Rachel’s truck; Yogi and Boo Boo sit in the back] 

Rachel : [turns to Yogi and Boo Boo]  Hold on, boys!

Yogi Bear : All right!

[Rachel drives through the gate and into the park] 

YOgi Bear (2010) Movie Quotes

One of the great things about the Yogi bear movies is that many of his stories have a moral element.

Jellystone! Today (HMO Max Series)

Yogi Bear has been remade again into a cartoon series by HMO Max. In the new series, the Jellystone is not a park setting as in the older series of Yogi bear but a city.

Jellystone in the new cartoon series is not a National Park but a newly-founded city of Jellystone. The series has Jellystone Hospital, Jellystone City Hall, Jellystone Elementary School, Jellystone Police Department, and other areas of the town and town folks.

Some of the significant original characters have been rebranded for the new series as:

  • Dr. Yogi Bear is a self-assured goofball who loves food and crazy schemes. In the true Yogi Bear fashion, he will try to get his ”paws” on some goodies.
  • Boo Boo is a brown bear who is the nurse at the Jellystone hospital. Boo Boo continues to be Yogi Bear’s faithful sidekick.
  • Cindy Bear is another doctor at the Jellystone hospital, also from the original series.
  • Ranger Smith is the hospital administrator.

The newer version of Jellystone takes the characters out of the park and into a city setting.

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