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Hollywood does it again: a Hong Kong Phooey movie

by Brad Trechak, posted Jul 13th 2009 3:03PM
Hong Kong PhooeyHollywood continues to mine ideas from previous generations in an effort to keep up the movie production machine. This time it's Hong Kong Phooey, number one super-spy. The character was voiced by Scatman Crothers, who would later go on to voice Jazz in The Transformers.

My hopes are pretty low, given that the production credits of the team involved (Alex Zamm and David Goodman) include Carrot Top's Chairman of the Board, Inspector Gadget 2 and Dr. Doolittle: Million Dollar Mutts. Goodman is also a writer/producer of Family Guy.

Is it possible to create kid-friendly fare based on cartoons of my childhood that is also pleasing to adults? When I think of this genre, I can only come up with the awful Scooby Doo movies and Alvin and the Chipmunks (and despite sucking hard, both movies are either getting or have had sequels).

Based on the people involved, the movie will likely be juvenile and formulaic. I look forward to it with the same glee I look forward to train wrecks.

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Monkeydog

Oh god no.

Hong Kong Phooey is dead anyways, Jack Nicholson killed him!

July 14 2009 at 9:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
JD

Despite your words "sucking hard" these movies made 100 of millions of dollars for it's target audience. You're not that age any longer, as I say to all that bitch about movies from your childhood favorites. Think you can do better, then write a script for one.

I'll buy you a ticket for that train you want to see.

July 13 2009 at 6:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Eric H

Oh wow, I never thought I would find someone else that loved train wrecks, oh wait that was sarcasm wasn't it.

July 13 2009 at 4:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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