Justin Timberlake's classic cartoon

July 31st, 2010

Justin Timberlake is thrilled to be voicing an iconic character.

The singer-and-actor is lending his southern tones to Yogi Bear's sidekick Boo-Boo in a forthcoming part-live action movie version of the hit cartoon and was delighted to be involved with a series he was such a fan of as a child.

Justin - who stars opposite Dan Aykroyd as Yogi in the movie - said: "It's pretty awesome. I used to watch the cartoon as a kid.

"You're talking about a classic, two classic characters which have been around since my parents. Yogi Bear is an iconic Hanna Barbera cartoon. So it's been a lot of fun."

The 28-year-old star admits he tried to stay as faithful as possible to the original character when recording his voiceovers.

He added: "I will say this, Dan does an amazing Yogi Bear and hopefully I did Boo-Boo justice. But we're really - for lack of a better term - mimicking what you recognise as those voices from the cartoon."