MOVIE: Eddie Murphy voices Hong Kong Phooey

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Remember way back in the long ago when Scatman Crothers voiced the janitor dog turned kung-fu fighting dog? Of course you don’t half of you don’t even remember Wendy and Marvin…

But for those of you who do, you might be surprised to learn that H’wood is working on a Hong Kong Phooey movie, and Alcon Entertainment has tapped Eddie Murphy as the lead. Eddie Murphy does a fine job of providing memorable voices for memorable characters, but unless he’s able to bring a very unique voice for Henry, the mild-mannered janitor, I have a feeling most audiences are going to ask, “Why does that dog sound like Donkey?”

And while the idea of a Hong Kong Phooey movie sounds cool, it looks like the studio is gearing this to be a live action/CGI combo, not unlike the recent Smurfs movie, which seems rather odd. What I really hope the studio steers away from is the Underdog type live-action/CGI, ’cause that would look really dumb…

via EW.com