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#1 Posted on 10.8.11 1637.57
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http://www.deadline.com/2011/08/eddie-murphy-lends-voice-to-hong-kong-phooey-feature/

Okay, so I'm one of those idiots who liked Underdog. I'm also one of the idiots who went to see The Smurfs before Cowboys And Aliens. I paid to see Beverly Hills Chihuahua, damnit! I like talking animals. It's a sad thing to admit, I know, but it is what it is. I even saw the Garfield sequel...the SEQUEL!

Anyway, what I'm getting at is that I'll probably be in line the day this comes out with a big ass smile on my face.

After his work in the Shrek films and even back as the dragon in Mulan, Eddie Murphy seems like a perfectly acceptable replacement for Scatman Crothers. I am happy for this.
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#2 Posted on 10.8.11 2015.35
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Well, it has the makings of another kick to the testicles of my childhood.

But having said that, though, Eddie Murphy is actually a reason for optimism. His animated pedigree is a lot better than his "movies that require a fat suit" pedigree.
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#3 Posted on 11.8.11 0257.20
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Chi McBride was robbed.
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#4 Posted on 11.8.11 2355.19
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Eddie Murphy's always been kinda high octane compared to Hong Kong Phooey. This will be interesting.
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#5 Posted on 12.8.11 1138.08
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So, in other words "Kung Fu Panda" with a dog?

Didn't he drive a little buggy that looked like a Chinese temple?

I do remember liking the gimmick of the cat quietly doing all the work, while an oblivious Hong Kong Phooey took all the credit. Pretty cool theme song as well.

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#6 Posted on 21.8.11 0507.04
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    Originally posted by dwaters
    So, in other words "Kung Fu Panda" with a dog?


How dare you, sir.

Hong Kong Phooey is one of the original classically trained martial arts animals. That & the 80's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
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#7 Posted on 21.8.11 0819.49
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    Originally posted by dwaters
    So, in other words "Kung Fu Panda" with a dog?



Nah, that would be Karate Dog. Featuring Chevy Chase as the voice of Karate Dog.
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