Cindy Bear

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Cindy Bear
The Yogi Bear Show character
Cindy Bear.jpg
First appearance"Acrobatty Bear"
Created byWilliam Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Portrayed byJulie Bennett (1961 - 1988)
Janet Waldo (Yogi's First Christmas)
Kath Soucie (1990 - 1991)
Mary Ellen Thomas ("Boo Boo Runs Wild")
Information
SpeciesBear
GenderFemale
RelativesYogi Bear (love interest)
Boo-Boo Bear (friend)
Ranger Smith (friend)
 
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Cindy Bear
The Yogi Bear Show character
Cindy Bear.jpg
First appearance"Acrobatty Bear"
Created byWilliam Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Portrayed byJulie Bennett (1961 - 1988)
Janet Waldo (Yogi's First Christmas)
Kath Soucie (1990 - 1991)
Mary Ellen Thomas ("Boo Boo Runs Wild")
Information
SpeciesBear
GenderFemale
RelativesYogi Bear (love interest)
Boo-Boo Bear (friend)
Ranger Smith (friend)

Cindy Bear is a cartoon character created by Hanna-Barbera Productions. She is one of the primary supporting characters of the Yogi Bear franchise as well as a regular in the stable of frequently appearing Hanna-Barbera animated personalities. Cindy was originally portrayed by voice actress Julie Bennett, who reprised the part for most of her appearances from the 1960s through the 1980s.[1]

Personality[edit]

Cindy Bear is the love-interest of Yogi Bear and a resident of Jellystone Park. She speaks with a pronounced Southern accent, and carries a parasol. Cindy rarely engages in the same antics as Yogi and Boo-Boo and does not share the same antagonistic relationship with Ranger Smith. Her romance with Yogi Bear is typically portrayed as on-again/off-again, with her pursuing him while he avoids and evades her advances. Just as often, however, Yogi is shown to return her affections.[2]

Development[edit]

Cindy Bear originally appeared in the 1961 television series The Yogi Bear Show as a semi-recurring character. Her original character design featured blue/grey fur, a hat, a white frill scarf and a necklace.[3]

Cindy appeared prominently in the 1964 feature film Hey There, It's Yogi Bear! in which she is kidnapped, spurring Yogi and Boo-Boo to come to her rescue. She was redesigned by art director Iwao Takamoto[4] for the film into the more familiar modern version with light brown fur and a yellow scarf.

Cindy has received a few slightly different, one-off redesigns. In Yogi's First Christmas, she was given dark brown fur and white hair, as well as a number of different outfits which she wore throughout the film.[5] For the Spümcø short "Boo Boo Runs Wild", she retained her modern character design, but with the blue/grey fur of her original design.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0071855/?ref_=fn_nm_nm_1 Julie Bennett credits at IMDB.com
  2. ^ Hey There, It's Yogi Bear!, Yogi's First Christmas
  3. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoGhQ1XvRhg Warner Bros. Online official video trailer for Yogi's Birthday Party (mistakenly credited as Yogi's All-Star Christmas Caper)
  4. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0154587/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast Hey There, It's Yogi Bear! credits at IMDB.com
  5. ^ http://www.acartoonchristmas.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/15-yogis-first-christmas.jpg Screenshot of Cindy from Yogi's First Christmas
  6. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AN2hEZaSt4 "Boo Boo Runs Wild" video featuring Cindy
  7. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0199161/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_1 Yogi's First Christmas credits at IMDB.com
  8. ^ "Find A Park | Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts". Campjellystone.com. Retrieved 2013-02-01.