Are You Ready For A Hong Kong Phooey Movie?

Posted by G-Man (30310 posts) - - Show Bio



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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#1 Posted by Fluke-buddha (644 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#2 Edited by CellphoneGirl (18799 posts) - - Show Bio

Lmfao i remember this show ^_^

#3 Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir (19714 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#4 Posted by G-Man (30310 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

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#5 Posted by TheHood (155 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#6 Posted by WonderBoy1132 (276 posts) - - Show Bio

no i am not ready

#7 Posted by CellphoneGirl (18799 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved the Underdog movie.

#8 Posted by Decept-O (7274 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#9 Posted by danhimself (22216 posts) - - Show Bio
@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

  
#10 Posted by camodude (193 posts) - - Show Bio

BEST SHOW EVER!!

#11 Posted by G-Man (30310 posts) - - Show Bio
@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

  
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I actually have a CD with a bunch of cartoon covers like this.  Good stuff.
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#12 Posted by danhimself (22216 posts) - - Show Bio
@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
#13 Posted by G-Man (30310 posts) - - Show Bio

It is classic.

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#14 Posted by ENGLENTINE (449 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#15 Posted by LP (671 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#16 Posted by Selty (150 posts) - - Show Bio

First bloody Astro Boy, now this.


Kill me.
#17 Posted by crazywolf (653 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#18 Posted by Bruce Vain (1869 posts) - - Show Bio
@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.
#19 Posted by deadkid (32 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#20 Posted by mv (1876 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh no...

#21 Posted by CrimsonComedian (328 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#22 Posted by Madros (322 posts) - - Show Bio

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


I really hope this one is good. I love Hong Kong Phooey.
#23 Posted by dondasch (926 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#24 Posted by Media_Master (2189 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds like a kids movie

#25 Posted by goosehorn (784 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#26 Posted by TheBug (1111 posts) - - Show Bio

Its gonna be better than the Bazooka Joe movie.

#27 Posted by Deo Wade (430 posts) - - Show Bio
@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.  "

#28 Edited by Crazy Pan (708 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#29 Posted by ENGLENTINE (449 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#30 Posted by AirDave817 (805 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#31 Edited by Nahero (9915 posts) - - Show Bio
@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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#32 Posted by Incredible Hulk-Prime (1466 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#33 Posted by ARMIV (4140 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#34 Posted by MrDirector786 (43371 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#35 Posted by MoonKnightFan123 (271 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#36 Posted by AngelFrost (2833 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#37 Edited by Wizarda (15 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#38 Posted by NightFang (9817 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't wait!

#39 Posted by SilverZeo (2748 posts) - - Show Bio

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!

#40 Posted by EdwardWindsor (14399 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#41 Posted by ENGLENTINE (449 posts) - - Show Bio

 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.

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