January 15, 2011

Anna Faris is a Wildlife Advocate in "Yogi Bear"


Comedic actress Anna Faris stars as nature documentary filmmaker Rachel Johnson, who comes to Jellystone Park on assignment and finds herself enchanted by the park…and, even more, by its supervisor Ranger Smith (Tom Kavanagh), in Warner Bros.' “Yogi Bear,” a new adventure, filmed in 3D, that combines live action with computer animation.

Faris says, “Rachel is passionate about animals. She’s lived with all kinds of wildlife to film her documentaries and now she’s at Jellystone Park because she heard they have a couple of talking bears. This is supposed to be a rare thing, as opposed to completely impossible. The fact that they can talk at all doesn’t really seem to faze anyone.”


“We’d seen Anna’s work and thought she was wonderfully funny, and would be perfect for this kooky character,” says directir Eric Brevig. “Rachel wants footage of Yogi and Boo Boo in their ‘natural’ habitat, which is ridiculous because they live in a furnished cave complete with a TV set.”

In the film, Ranger Smith hopelessly believes that one day, Yogi – Jellystone Park’s notorious troublemaker -- might actually heed his advice, stop raiding campsites and start acting like, well, a regular bear. So he is none too pleased to discover that the park’s biggest liability is going to be the star subject of a documentary by Rachel. The last thing that bear needs, Smith feels, is attention. It will only encourage him.

But the ranger’s reservations are soon swept aside by the undeniable impact Rachel makes on him. Not only is she beautiful and smart, but her most ardent interests happen to be the same botanical and zoological realms that consume his own waking hours. A woman who knows a Datura Stramonium from a Lygodium Palmatum…and looks like that? What are the odds?

It turns out that Rachel and Smith have more in common than their identical dog-eared copies of The North American Wilderness Guide. Since her career keeps her mostly in the wild, Rachel’s unfamiliarity with human company proves a good match for the smitten ranger’s awkward attempts at conversation.

Says Faris, “They’re both nerdy, but in a good way.”

When Rachel learns the park is in peril, she offers to help. And Smith can use all the help he can get.

Anna Faris recently produced and starred in the hit film “The House Bunny,” in the leading role of a Playboy Bunny who is kicked out of the mansion and tries to adjust to life on the outside. The project was hatched from an original idea by Faris, and she collaborated with the writers of “Legally Blonde” on the script.

Her voice credits include a starring role in the 3D animated box office hit “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” adapted from the beloved children’s book, alongside ensemble cast members Bill Hader, Andy Samberg and James Caan. She also provided the voice of a ‘Chipette’ in “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.”

Faris co-starred in the Oscar®-nominated film “Lost in Translation,” alongside Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, for director Sofia Coppola. The critically acclaimed box office hit earned Faris rave reviews. Her additional feature films include “Observe and Report”; “Brokeback Mountain,” for director Ang Lee; “Smiley Face,” for director Gregg Araki; “Mama’s Boy”; “Just Friends”; “Waiting”; “Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel”; and “Scary Movie,” “Scary Movie 2,” “Scary Movie 3,” and “Scary Movie 4,” Dimension Films’ most successful franchise to date.

Opening soon across the Philippines in Digital 3D and regular format, “Yogi Bear” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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