Monday, March 21, 2011

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Giveaway & Review: "Yogi Bear" Movie Blu-ray/DVD Combo (2 Winners) [CLOSED]

Our 7 year old son has been waiting for the new Yogi Bear movie to come out on DVD for months.  He was able to watch the movie a few days early, but come March 22nd, the wait is over for all the other Yogi Bear fans out there.

Having grown up watching the animated Yogi Bear show on television, my husband and I were skeptical about how well the film would be able to capture the charm of Yogi and the innocence of Boo Boo.  Our 7 year old son had watched the cartoon several times before, but our 4 year old twins had only once or twice.  Although the viewer does not need to have past experience with Yogi Bear to follow or enjoy the film, those who have will be able to pick out the classic Yogi Bear trademarks, such as stating that he is "smarter than the average bear."

The picnic basket-stealing bear Yogi (Dan Aykroyd), his best friend Boo Boo (Justin Timberlake), Ranger Smith (Tom Cavanagh), and documentary filmmaker Rachel (Ana Faris) team up to save Jellystone Park from being closed down by the power-hungry Mayor Brown (Andrew Daly).  Aykroyd and Timberlake did well in their roles, but there were not too many opportunities to let their own personalities shine through.  Cavanagh portrayed a version of Ranger Smith that was less stern and serious than I remembered the park ranger to be, but it worked.

Although this film is rated PG, I found it perfectly suitable for our preschoolers.  Though the movie was able to hold our 3 children's attention, I did not hear them laugh out loud.  Despite this, our children all said that they enjoyed the film, when asked.  As usual, the physical comedy was our 7 year old son's favorite part.  As for my husband and I, we found this movie to be entertaining enough, but it was most certainly more geared towards children than adults.

Yogi Bear will be available on a Blu-ray/DVD combo, DVD, digital download, and on On Demand starting March 22nd, 2011.  Visit to learn more about this film.

Thank you to Warner Bros. Advanced Digital Services for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this review upon and for providing additional product for our contest prizes.

What you can win:
TWO lucky readers will each receive Yogi Bear (the Blu-ray/DVD combo).

This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.

How to Gain Entries:
Leave a comment telling me what your favorite food is to pack in a picnic basket. You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:
1)  For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.

2)  For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.

3)  For 10 extra entries, sign up to receive insider updates from Warner Bros. Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments telling me you did.

4)  For 1 extra entry each, if you are a Friend of mine on Facebook and/or if you have "liked" the 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires Facebook page, then leave a separate comment here telling me so with the link to your Facebook profile.

5)  For 1 extra entry, "Like" Yogi Bear on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Facebook profile.

6)  Follow me on Twitter. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Twitter profile.

7)  Tweet about this giveaway linking back to this post. Then come back here and leave the link to your tweet in a separate comment. You may do this once per day until the end of the contest.

8)  Subscribe to this blog's feed. Or you can follow me through Blogger or subscribe via email (widget is on sidebar). Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

9)  Subscribe to A Blog of Goodies' feed (the sister site to 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires). Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)

Random Drawing:
This contest will be closed on Monday, April 4th, 2011 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!