Fa­mil­iar land­scape but dif­fer­ent wildlife

South Waikato News - - ENTERTAINMENT -

The South Waikato will be shown to an in­ter­na­tional au­di­ence when the film Yogi Bear 3D is re­leased later this year.

It is not only beau­ti­ful land­scape that will be on screen be­cause a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of South Waikato peo­ple were se­lected for roles as ex­tras in the film. Parts of Yogi Bear 3D were shot at Whaka­maru late last year and other scenes were filmed on the Waikato River at Ati­a­muri.

The film stars Dan Akroyd as Yogi and Justin Tim­ber­lake as his side­kick Boo Boo.

The film will be re­leased in Amer­ica on De­cem­ber 17 and in sev­eral other mar­kets by year’s end.

New Zealand au­di­ences will have to wait un­til Jan­uary 13 to see the film.

The trailer for the film can be seen at http://www.flicks.co.nz/ movie/yogi-bear.

HEY BOO BOO: While char­ac­ters Yogi Bear and Boo Boo are com­puter gen­er­ated there was live ac­tion for the film recorded at Whaka­maru.

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