Yogi the Easter Bear
Yogi the Easter Bear
Genre Comedy
Format Animation
Directed by Robert Alvarez
Starring Greg Burson
Don Messick
Ed Gilbert
Jonathan Winters
Rob Paulsen
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Running time 46 minutes
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributed by Turner Entertainment (Original)
Warner Bros. Television Distribution (Current)
Release Date April 3, 1994

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Yogi the Easter Bear is an animated TV special from Hanna-Barbera that first aired in syndication on April 3, 1994. This special marked the last time voice actor Don Messick voiced both Boo Boo and Ranger Smith. Messick died in 1997. The special has aired on both the Cartoon Network and its sister network Boomerang on several occasions.


Ranger Smith's boss, the Supreme Commissioner, is attending Jellystone Park's Easter Jamboree. Concerned about making sure the event goes off perfectly, Smith picks out an Easter Bunny suit and orders a truckload of candy for the celebration, ordering his guard, Mortimer, to watch over the candy truck and keep Yogi away from eating any of the candy. Mortimer, however, is legally blind and Yogi steals the Easter Bunny outfit, tricks Mortimer into thinking he is the real Easter Bunny, and eats all the candy in the truck.

Smith is furious and threatens to ship Yogi off to the Siberian Circus, but Boo Boo offers to find the real Easter Bunny to fix things. However, Smith states that he doesn't believe in the Easter Bunny since he didn't get a double-decker raspberry-filled dark chocolate egg from him; he nonetheless accepts Boo Boo's offer. Yogi and Boo Boo seek out the Grand Grizzly in the mountains to see if he knows anything about the Easter Bunny's whereabouts. He instructs the two to seek the big ears in the sky (A grassy hillside in the shape of a rabbit's head). They climb the mountain only to find that the Easter Bunny has been kidnapped.

Behind the kidnapping is a diminutive and deranged corporate executive named Paulie, hellbent on replacing all of the world's Easter eggs with plastic ones, and a massive but dim-witted sidekick named Ernest, who Paulie hired as a spokesperson and is always seen in a yellow bunny suit. Yogi and Boo Boo follow a trail of jelly beans to the factory, where the Easter Bunny is being held captive above a vat of molten plastic. Posing as health inspectors, Yogi and Boo Boo successfully free the Easter Bunny and go to the henhouse to meet his friend, Millicent, the Magical Easter Chicken, who he gathers all the eggs from. However, the chicken's tough-as-nails guard dog refuses to let anyone near the chicken's domicile, except for Ernest, who the dog mistakes for the real Easter Bunny. Yogi and Boo Boo, after using a giant slingshot to crash through the henhouse's roof, steal the chicken and escape for Jellystone Park before Ernest can reach the henhouse. A madcap chase after the chicken begins, with the Easter Bunny getting injured (usually by falling off a cliff) at least three times.

Meanwhile, back at Jellystone Park, Smith is trying in vain to impress the children and the Commissioner at the Easter Jamboree. The stunts he tries either are ridiculously lame or fail spectacularly, and the Commissioner's children show no response, but a few sarcastic claps and a stern look. The boss is on the verge of firing Ranger Smith when the Easter Bunny, Millicent, Yogi, and Boo Boo conveniently fall in to save the day. The Commissioner changes his mind and instead promotes him and to thank him for believing in him, the Easter Bunny gives him what he asked for all these years, a double-decker raspberry-filled dark chocolate egg.


  • Greg Burson - Yogi Bear
  • Don Messick - Boo Boo Bear, Ranger Smith
  • Charlie Adler - Paulie
  • Gregg Berger - Clarence
  • Marsha Clark - Female Ranger
  • Jeff Doucette - Ernest
  • Ed Gilbert - Guard Dog
  • Rob Paulsen - Easter Bunny, Male Ranger
  • Jonathan Winters - Ranger Mortimer
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