AP Alert Mistakes Yogi Berra for Yogi Bear

Yogi Bear (2010)
Warner Bros.

Released over the Christmas holidays, Yogi Bear grossed $201.6 million worldwide. It wasn’t exactly a homerun, but Warner Bros. felt good enough about the gross that it’s pursuing a sequel.

AP confused the death of the Yankees Hall of Famer with the popular cartoon character.

According to an Associated Press news alert Wednesday morning, cartoon character Yogi Bear is no more, having mistakenly identified baseball legend Yogi Berra as the famous cartoon character.

An AP wire alert sent Wednesday morning stated, "New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Bear has died. He was 90." AP later updated the alert with the correct name.

Yogi Bear (who's believed to have been named after Berra) appeared in many comic books and animated shows after his regular segment on Hanna-Barbera productions' The Huckleberry Hound Show starting in 1958. The popular character more recently hit the big screen in a 2010 Warner Bros. feature film where Justin Timberlake and Anna Faris voiced supporting characters.