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Are You Ready For A Hong Kong Phooey Movie?

Nothing from our childhood is safe these days.




We've been hearing more about the Smurfs movie lately.  Hollywood continues to show us that they have run out of new ideas.  Variety has reported that Alcon Entertainment is moving forward with its LIVE ACTION/ANIMATED version of Hong Kong Phooey.  Alex Zamm (Inspector Gadget 2) is directing a script written by David Goodman.  It gets better (or perhaps worse), it looks like Brett Ratner is also one of the producers.

 
Hong Kong Phooey was a classic Hanna-Barbera show that featured Penrod Pooch, a janitor in a police station that secretly fought crime as the masked hero.  Hong Kong Phooey bumbled through the cases often getting assistance (unaware) from Spot, the office cat.

I have to say that this pretty much bums me out.  There was something about Hong Kong Phooey that appealed to me as a child.  While the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons were all great, Hong Kong Phooey was the only action figure I got when McFarlane Toys recently put out a couple lines of figures based on the classics.

But then again since Hong Kong Phooey is the "number one super guy," I shouldn't be surprised that a movie with him is being made.  Let's just hope they can get someone that could do the voice nearly as well as Scatman Crothers did.

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Posted by Fluke-buddha

They better be careful they don't scape a hole clean through the bottom of that barrel.  Whats next a live action Rainbow Brite?

Edited by CellphoneGirl

Lmfao i remember this show ^_^

Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

I remember this show and used to love it , but please no big screen adaption this is how they ruined the Flintstones and underdog

Posted by G-Man

My five year-old daughter recently caught a couple episodes on Cartoon Network's Boomerang channel and she liked it.  So this movie could work for the younger generation.  But then, she doesn't have the typical five year-old tastes since she watches a lot of the stuff I dig.  I just hope that when it comes out, it's not too painful.

Posted by TheHood

I'm one of the few people people that actually liked the Rocky and Bullwinkle movie... but still, I don't have high hopes for this.

Posted by WonderBoy1132

no i am not ready

Posted by CellphoneGirl

I loved the Underdog movie.

Posted by Decept-O

I loved Hong Kong Phooey as a cartoon--and it should stay as such--a cartoon. 

Posted by danhimself
@xxCellPhoneGirlxx said:
"I loved the Underdog movie. "

same here but I don't know why


If they don't use Sublime's cover of the Hong Kong Phooey theme song I will flip out

  
Posted by camodude

BEST SHOW EVER!!

Posted by G-Man
@danhimself said:
" @xxCellPhoneGirlxx said:
"I loved the Underdog movie. "

same here but I don't know why


If they don't use Sublime's cover of the Hong Kong Phooey theme song I will flip out

  
"
I actually have a CD with a bunch of cartoon covers like this.  Good stuff.
Posted by danhimself
@G-Man said:
"@danhimself said:
" @xxCellPhoneGirlxx said:
"I loved the Underdog movie. "

same here but I don't know why


If they don't use Sublime's cover of the Hong Kong Phooey theme song I will flip out

  
"
I actually have a CD with a bunch of cartoon covers like this.  Good stuff. "
Saturday Morning Cartoon Songs Greatest Hits.....I love that cd....The Ramones cover of the Spider-man theme is my favorite
Posted by G-Man

It is classic.

Posted by ENGLENTINE

 Hell yeah I would like a movie!!! Dig up Scatman Crothers and lets start filming

Posted by LP

I love that cartoon, ya can't go wrong with it - but a movie would be one of the worst ideas ever.

Posted by Selty

First bloody Astro Boy, now this.


Kill me.
Posted by crazywolf

Yeh I love Hong Kong Phooey. But a live action movie? Oye...

Posted by Bruce Vain
@G-Man said:
"My five year-old daughter recently caught a couple episodes on Cartoon Network's Boomerang channel and she liked it.  So this movie could work for the younger generation.  But then, she doesn't have the typical five year-old tastes since she watches a lot of the stuff I dig.  I just hope that when it comes out, it's not too painful. "

After what they did to Underdog, I have a feeling it will be VERY painful.
Posted by deadkid

i liked the show too, but hope that they won't into a movie cause they just screw it up  big time

Posted by mv

Oh no...

Posted by CrimsonComedian

They always screw up making a cartoon into live-action. Underdog, Dragon Ball and I know they're gonna screw up with Astro Boy.

Posted by Madros

If it weren't live action, I'd be excited as hell.


I really hope this one is good. I love Hong Kong Phooey.
Posted by dondasch

Underdog, Flintstones, Smurfs, and now Hong Kong Phooey?  Hollywood truly has no originality left and is only doing ye olde money grab.  Yet another dagger in the heart of my inner child as I loved Hong Kong Phooey.

Posted by Media_Master

Sounds like a kids movie

Posted by goosehorn

it cant be any worse than underdog ...........right?

Posted by TheBug

Its gonna be better than the Bazooka Joe movie.

Posted by Deo Wade
@Emperor Gonzo Noir said:
" I remember this show and used to love it , but please no big screen adaption this is how they ruined the Flintstones and underdog "
@dondasch said:
" Underdog, Flintstones, Smurfs, and now Hong Kong Phooey?  Hollywood truly has no originality left and is only doing ye olde money grab.  Yet another dagger in the heart of my inner child as I loved Hong Kong Phooey. "
@Decept-O said:
" I loved Hong Kong Phooey as a cartoon--and it should stay as such--a cartoon.  "

Edited by Crazy Pan

The truth is, folks, this movie isn't being made for us old folks who remember the show. Similar to Clone Wars (the animated one which got a lot of hate), it's made for the new younger generation so they can get an idea of what it's about. I mean, I didn't know about Teen Titans at all until I saw the series on TV. Given that now I totally prefer the REAL comic books to the show, I still thank the show for introducing me to the characters and such. Truth is, I doubt the people in charge of this are thinking of how much the old folks are going to love it as much as how many little kids are going to drag their parents to go see this movie therefore making them some monies. Kids love stupid crap. That's just about it really.

Posted by ENGLENTINE

I dont see how a movie will "ruin" the old cartoon.  An interview with Stephen King I read a long time ago put it into perspective. He was asked, "How do you feel about all these bad movies ruining your books?" He simply pointed to a shelf of his books and said, "They aren't ruined, pick one up and read it. Batman wasn't ruined by Batman and Robin, the old cartoon wont be ruined by a live action movie.

Posted by AirDave817

Didn't they do this already? Wasn't it called Land of the Lost?

Edited by Nahero
@Crazy Pan: thing is hong kong phooey and teen titans are not stupid so what are you talking about?

and yes G~man i like the idea as long as they don't screw it up

and yeah Engeline is write about that movies do not ruin the franchise its based on its just that people don't like movies that don't live up to the original story so they exaggerate....alot i mean a crap load of exaggeration with annoying fans saying "you killed batman" or some dumb crap like that

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Posted by Incredible Hulk-Prime

I think they should make the movie animated that way it won't be too painful.

Posted by ARMIV

Oh man...c'mon now!
Not Hong Kong Phooey! Don't kill him too!
If Disney does it....*shudder*

Posted by MrDirector786

You've got to be kidding me......

Posted by MoonKnightFan123

Please don't rape it, please don't rape it

Posted by AngelFrost

How can you have a live action animated movie?
or does it mean Live Action or Animated?

Edited by Wizarda

Hong Kong Phooey is awesome,but somehow i don't  believe it that it will turn in to a cool movie.I read about the movie maybe 1 year go in imdb and i was shocked.

Posted by NightFang

Can't wait!

Posted by SilverZeo

It just gets worse and worse. They're also planing for a live action Yogi bear movie.... why don't they give these guys an ANIMATED movie first? I mean, Transformers got one and it was a milestone for fans!

Posted by EdwardWindsor

unless its animated i will never be ready for it a man in a ninja dog suit version hell no

Posted by ENGLENTINE

 Can you imagine that they do it in 3d cgi, would he look like Brian from Family guy or Garfield. Either way, sign me up.