HBO Max has released the official trailer for Jelly!, the next animated series from CH Greenblatt. The cartoon is the first official series to feature Yogi Bear since the early ’90s series Yo Yogi !, and the famous animated bear has had a makeover for the new show. Ahead of its HBO Max premiere on July 29, you can get a preview of the series by watching the new trailer below.
A connecting line for the series reads: “Welcome to Jellystone! Travel to a magical town where you will meet new and old friends, including Yogi Bear, Cindy Bear, Boo Boo and Huckleberry Hound … and Jabberjaw and Top Cat and Snagglepuss and El Kabong and Wally Gator and Johnny Quest and Hadji and Shag Rugg and Captain Caveman and many more. “
“I grew up watching tons of Hanna-Barbera cartoons and I have a deep love for these characters,” showrunner and executive producer CH Greenblatt said in a statement. “The massive amount of classic and less classic characters that we were able to use in the Hanna-Barbera library is what really makes the Jellystone universe! Special. Rather than recreating the feeling from the cartoons of the past, we wanted to have some fun. silly and weird with these characters and develop their personalities to give them more depth. “
Teasing what’s to come in the series, Greenblatt added, “Chances are, if there’s a character you like, you’ll eventually see him somewhere in this world. We hope longtime fans will appreciate our view of this world, and we are thrilled that parents introduce and enjoy their favorite Hanna-Barbera characters with their children. “
The animated series features the vocal talents of Jeff Berman (Yogi Bear, Wally Gator, Lippy the Lion), CH Greenblatt (Doggie Daddy, Boo-Boo Bear, Peter Potamus), Jim Conroy (Huckleberry Hound, Captain Caveman), Georgie Kidder ( Auggie Doggie, Brain), Grave Helbig (Cindy Bear, Granny Sweet), Niccole Thurman (Jabberjaw, Squiddly Diddly), Thomas Lennon (Top Cat), Ron Funches (Shag Rugg), Bernardo de Paula (El Kabong, Mildew Wolf), Dana Snyder (Snagglepuss) and Paul F. Tompkins (Magilla Gorilla).
The series also features Katie Grober (Yakky Doodle), Jenny Lorenzo (Bobbie Looey, Hardy Har Har, Choo-Choo), Fajer Al-Kaisi (Shazzan, Hadji), Lesley Nicol (Winsome Witch), Ulka Simone Mohanty (Loopy De Loop) ) and Andrew Frankel (Fantasy-Fantasy, Jonny Quest).
This series is Hanna-Barbera’s first production since the studio closed and the deaths of its founders, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Jelly! gives the characters a makeover by reimagining Yogi Bear and the other established favorites with a more modern animation style. Longtime fans of the old cartoons may find it difficult to embrace the new design, but the idea seems to be that the series will be better received by younger viewers if it looks more like other cartoons today.
Jelly! will premiere Thursday, July 29 on HBO Max. While Yogi and his friends’ makeover may be shocking to some, many other Hanna-Barbera fans are excited to see the character return. It will be interesting to see how the series performs with viewers when it releases next month.
Topics: Jellystone, HBO Max, Streaming