by Mike Masnick
Tue, Dec 14th 2010 11:59am
A bunch of folks have been sending in this viral video of an "alternate ending" to the new Yogi Bear movie. It's what you might call a... much "darker" ending, based on the The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Don't watch this if you don't like bear-on-bear violence.
What struck me, frankly, is the somewhat amazing quality of the work, which was done by a single guy, Edmund Earle, who had the idea for the parody after seeing the trailer for the Yogi Bear film right after having watched The Assssination of.... The Wall Street Journal scored an interview with Earle, where he admits that he's on "squiffy" legal ground, though he's not using any actual footage from the movie but created the work himself, and believes he's done so entirely as a parody. What will be interesting is how Warner Bros. reacts to this. It seems like it should be protected fair use, of course, but Hollywood isn't always known for being supporters of fair use.
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