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[[folder:Yogi Bear]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DawsButler (19581988), Greg Burson (19881999), Creator/JeffBergman (1990s commercials), Creator/BillyWest (1990s commercials), Stephen Worth ("Boo Boo Runs Wild", "Boo Boo and the Man"), Creator/DanAykroyd (2010 live-action film)

Yogi Bear is a trouble making, "pic-a-nic"-loving bear, who lives in Jellystone Park.
* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal: [[RingAroundTheCollar A shirt collar, tie]], and [[NiceHat hat]].
* BearyFunny: Yogi acts silly.
* BigEater: He loves them "pic-a-nic" baskets.
* BreakoutCharacter: Originally appeared as a skit for ''WesternAnimation/TheHuckleberryHoundShow'' before branching off and eclipsing Huck in popularity.
* CatchPhrase: "I'm smarter than the average bear!"
* TheDogBitesBack: Whenever Ranger Smith pulls off pranks or traps on Yogi as punishment for stealing picnic baskets, Yogi would often utilize the same tricks on Smith in the end of an episode.
* GreenEyedMonster: Yogi can be rather wary to Cindy's advances, but should she set her eyes on someone else, he will suddenly become rather territorial.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Boo Boo.
* {{Hyperaffixation}}: He calls picnic baskets "pic-a-nic baskets".
* KarmaHoudini: Yeah Yogi's a nice guy overall, but he still often gets off scot free for the mayhem he causes in the park. It's not always a guarantee however, and being a slapstick character, he's destined to be TheChewToy every now and then. The most notable exception to this is in "A Bear Pair," which ends with Ranger Smith chasing after Yogi while repeatedly clobbering him over the head with a baseball bat. Not because Yogi was breaking any park rules or steeling any picnic baskets, but because he [[ItMakesSenseInContext gave America a bad name amongst the French.]]
* LovableRogue: Yogi's a thief and a troublemaker, but easy going and rarely means actual harm. The occasions he isn't in his routine of stealing pic-a-nic baskets he is an outright protagonist helping friends or solving mysteries.
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* RunningGag: Whenever he feels mistreated, Yogi would blurt out that he's government property, unaware that he's a wild animal and not in a zoo.
* SharpDressedMan: With his collar and dress tie, you might say he dresses more stylishly than the average bear.
* SpeciesSurname: His last name is "Bear".

[[folder:Boo-Boo Bear]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DonMessick (19581994), Creator/JeffBergman (1990s commercials), Creator/BillyWest (1990s commercials), Creator/JohnKricfalusi ("Boo Boo Runs Wild", "A Day in the Life of Ranger Smith", "Boo Boo and the Man"), Tom Kenny ("Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law"), Music/JustinTimberlake (2010 live-action film)

Boo Boo Bear is the sidekick and best friend of Yogi Bear.
* AlliterativeName: His first and last name begin with B.
* SharpDressedMan: With his collar and bow tie, you might say he dresses more stylishly than the average bear.
* CatchPhrase: "Mister Ranger isn't gonna like this, Yogi!"
* DeadpanSnarker: Due to being a StraightMan to Yogi.
* NotSoAboveItAll: "Boo Boo Runs Wild" takes his usual role as the OnlySaneMan and [[BizarroEpisode deconstructs it to abnormal levels]].
* OnlySaneMan: Has more common sense than Yogi.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Yogi.
* {{Sidekick}}: To Yogi.
* SpeciesSurname: Like Yogi, his surname is "Bear".
* StraightMan: To Yogi, usually.
* VagueAge: Most people think of him as a short adult, while others, including Creator/JohnKricfalusi (Boo Boo Runs Wild) see him as a kid.

[[folder:Ranger John Francis Smith]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DonMessick (19581994), Greg Burson ("Yo Yogi!"), Corey Burton (Spümcø shorts, Tom Cavanagh (2010 live-action film)

Ranger Smith is the head park ranger of Jellystone Park. Most of his problems come from having to prevent Yogi Bear routinely stealing visitors' picnic baskets.
* AntiVillain: There isn't really anything "evil" about him. He only acts antagonistic toward Yogi just because he wants him to behave like the rest of the bears, not to mention keep himself and park-goers from being put in danger.
* BerserkButton: Yogi irritating him and breaking the rules is enough to set him off, but touch his PapaWolf instincts by harming Yogi, and he '''really''' goes off the deep end (especially noted in "Iron Hand Jones," though [[spoiler:it was actually a trick by Yogi]].)
** In the TV special ''Yogi the Easter Bear'', Yogi blows Ranger Smith's casket by eating all of the Easter candy ''[[CrossesTheLineTwice and]]'' destroying Smith's Easter bunny suit for the Easter celebration. This is enough to have Smith threaten to ship Yogi to Siberia.
* ButtMonkey: Mainly due to Yogi's antics.
* CatchPhrase: [[SayMyName "YOGIIII!"]]
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* ControlFreak: Creator/JohnKricfalusi depicts Ranger Smith as a somewhat neurotic fanatic, obsessed with placing rules and restrictions in almost everything in the forest.
-->'''John Kricfalusi:''' I think the story works well for these HB characters, because that's what the whole Yogi Bear series was about. Ranger Smith was always Man butting his nose into the wilderness and making its legitimate occupants obey unnatural laws. This basic conflict made the whole concept of the Yogi Bear show funny to me and your average Joes because we can all identify with the situation.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Creator/JohnKricfalusi created two cartoons starring Smith (even though one of them was more about Boo-Boo), and the LiveActionAdaptation is a HumanFocusedAdaptation.
* DependingOnTheArtist: Ranger Smith's design was inconsistent throughout most of the original show until ''Hey There, It's Yogi Bear'' finalized it. Parodied in the Spumco shorts, where he inexplicably switches through his various forms from shot to shot.
* FriendlyEnemy: He has been shown to get along with Yogi when the bear isn't causing trouble. In spin offs such as ''Yogi's Treasure Hunt'' they are consistent allies.
* HeroAntagonist: He has to be the one to stop Yogi from stealing people's food.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite his clear distaste toward Yogi's antics, he still deeply cares for Yogi. He's even willing to go to great lengths to protect him whenever he gets into harm. He even admits that Yogi is his favorite bear no matter what he does.
* OnOneCondition: He once inherited a fortune but had to live in the mansion he inherited. When he got word about Yogi's health condition, he returned to the park.
* OnlySaneMan: While often a somewhat pompous authority figure, his contempt towards Yogi is usually provoked.
* PapaWolf: Whatever you do, ''don't'' harm or hurt Yogi.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: While he understandably does not approve of Yogi causing mayhem and stealing pic-a-nic baskets, he isn't a ''bad'' guy, and can be quite nice to Yogi when he's behaving. There are even a few occasions where he actually ''encourages'' Yogi to steal a picnic basket or two.
* SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: On occasion, he has [[InspectorJavert overzealous moments]], especially under John Kricfalusi's pen, usually he just tries, and fails, to make Yogi to behave.

[[folder:Cindy Bear]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JulieBennett (19611988), Creator/JanetWaldo ("Yogi's First Christmas"), Creator/KathSoucie ("Yo Yogi!"), Creator/MaryEllenThomas ("Boo Boo Runs Wild")

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.
* AscendedExtra: Cindy only appeared in a handful of episodes from the original show. She is a regular in most revivals and makes frequent appearances in spin-offs (she is among the few supporting characters to compete in the ''WesternAnimation/LaffALympics'' and has a leading role in ''WesternAnimation/YoYogi'').
* BewareTheNiceOnes: An affectionate girl, but when she gets mad, she gets ''mad.''
* DependingOnTheArtist: Cindy's original design was basically Yogi with a dress and blue fur. ''Hey There, It's Yogi Bear!'' gave her a more feminine design with light brown fur that became definitive (though her blue color scheme reappears in odd instances such as the Spumco shorts).
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* LittleMissSnarker: Her ''WesternAnimation/YoYogi'' incarnation is much more temperamental and sarcastic.
* LoveInterest: To Yogi.
%%* ParasolOfPrettiness
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The fact she is one of very few female characters representing the early Hanna Barbera works may have played part into her prominence in spin offs. She is the only female in The Yogi Yahooeys team in ''WesternAnimation/LaffALympics'' for example.
* SpeciesSurname: Her last name is Bear.
* SouthernBelle: Well, she certainly sounds like one.
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