Tom Cavanagh Is YOGI BEAR’s Ranger Smith

RangerSmithTom Cavanagh, the Canadian actor who headlined the great (and tragically not on DVD yet) early 2000’s series Ed, has been cast in the upcoming live action/CGI animated film Yogi Bear.

Cavanagh has been cast as Yogi’s comic foil Ranger Smith, though the Variety story which broke the casting news states the character will have more to do than just chase after Yogi and stolen picnic baskets- “Cavanagh is the male lead and romantic interest of a documentary filmmaker (Anna Faris) who comes to Jellystone Park to shoot a film.” Dan Aykroyd will be providing the voice of Yogi Bear and Justin Timberlake will be voicing Yogi’s side-kick Boo-Boo.

This news has me a bit torn. On one hand, I’m excited that Cavanagh is getting some work. On the other hand, he’s getting work in a live action Yogi Bear movie. I can only hope that it is good for his sake.

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