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Beaks here...

That live-action/animated HONG KONG PHOOEY you've been clamoring for? It's finally happening! And <em>of course</em> Eddie Murphy is involved!

Murphy has been chosen by producers Broderick Johnston, Andrew Kosove, Jay Stern and Brett Ratner to succeed the late, great Scatman Crothers as the voice of Hong Kong Phooey aka Number One Super Guy. The press release that just hit my inbox informs me that Alex Zamm (DR. DOLITTLE: MILLION DOLLAR MUTTS and TOOTH FAIRY 2) will direct. Tellingly, there is no mention of a screenwriter, but I'm sure they'll get a good 'un.

Judging from the release, the premise is pretty much the same as the cartoon...

Based on the 70’s cult classic Hanna Barbera animated TV series, a mild-mannered dog named PENRY (Murphy) stumbles into a mystic ceremony and is accidentally granted mystic powers, including the ability to walk, talk, and do kung fu. Under the tutelage of his kung fu master, Penry dons a costume and becomes Hong Kong Phooey, and with the help of his trusting sidekick Spot the cat cleans up a rogues gallery of wacky criminals.

Now that Murphy's on board, you are free to speculate as to which major Hollywood stars will get to spend a few lucrative weeks in a recording studio reviving the iconic likes of Spot, Rosemary and Sgt. Flint!

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  • Aug. 10, 2011, 3:52 p.m. CST

    A Cartoon that is not worth a movie

    by Longtime Lurker

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Must be nice to get a filmmaking job even though you suck ass

    by alienindisguise

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 3:54 p.m. CST

    that makes no fucking sense, isnt that supposed to be a dog

    by Steve

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 3:54 p.m. CST

    aint it "unpublished or not existing" news

    by Steve

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Cool, a nonexistent article

    by rev_skarekroe

    It's like I'm posting in the Twilight Zone.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 3:56 p.m. CST

    This is desperately BAD. Murphy, your career is now beyond repair

    by Longtime Lurker

    This was truly a NOTHING cartoon back in the day. I don't even think they sold ONE lunchbox off this even when it was on the air.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Well, I loved the cartoon as a kid ...

    by theBigE

    Are we getting a story with this?

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Great article!

    by frank

    I have always hoped that Eddie Murphy would one day portray Hong Kong Fooey in the inevitable adaptation of that brilliant cartoon.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 3:57 p.m. CST

    My ladyfriend has just recently discovered Delirious and Raw...

    by RockHardTobascoSlimJim

    As well as the SNL Best of Eddie Murphy. She asked me the other day how he could have gotten popular seeing as how he does pretty much nothing but dogshit. So I showed her. I know he's a multi millionaire and beyond any kind of pity, but I do wonder if he himself is happy with his creative output over the past 15 years or so.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 3:58 p.m. CST

    The article has been unpublished or does not exist.

    by Ford_Fairlane


  • Aug. 10, 2011, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Oh, and calling the old show a cult classic won't help.

    by Longtime Lurker

    Sorry. Nope. THIS was the cartoon that made me turn off the TV and go outside to play. :)

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4 p.m. CST

    Now can we have Kevin James as Jabba Jaws!

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Or Sarah Silverman as Grape Ape!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:02 p.m. CST

    um... can we not find a Scatman Crothers sound-alike?

    by gk1

    I don't want Hong Kong Phooey to sound like Donkey from Shrek. you know what, it doesn't matter. ...nothing matters.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Wow, a film so bad it sunk the article announcing it. :)

    by Longtime Lurker

  • Or maybe they already have been, idk.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:05 p.m. CST

    another fine feather...

    by adml_shake

    for his cap of failures....

  • ... and I feel fiiiiiiinnnne"

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Aka: Eddie Murphy Hates Himself and Everyone Else.


  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Eddie and his bank account are laughing at us.

    by Mr Soze

    Remember how pure awesome he was in Beverlyk, 48 hrs, and Trading Places???

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:07 p.m. CST

    George Lopez got cancelled!!!

    by Drunken Busboy

    Just Sayin!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:07 p.m. CST

    The article is so good, they don't even have to post it!

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:08 p.m. CST

    The article has been unpublished or does not exist.

    by Cletus Van Damme

    Please God, let it not exist.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:10 p.m. CST

    No Phooey?.... Phooey!

    by Longtime Lurker

    It just writes itself. :)

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Arsenio Hall would be better in this

    by thelordofhell

    Eddie Murphy's stealin' roles from his old friend

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Hong Kong Phooey never saw himself as a singer...

    by Darth Macchio

    ..but yet Eddie Murphy has to sing in every film he does now. I guess it's better than fat suits. And yes, Eddie Murphy used to be crazy talented - his SNL work was pure genius as well as his original stand-up comedy shows. Some of his older movies are just as hilarious (Trading Places). He was absolutely Richard Prior's heir apparent...I'm guessing he still has the talent but just doesn't have that particular muse anymore. Now he annoys us and makes our kids laugh. Of course, he could just make fart sounds and the kids would still laugh and I wouldn't want to stick a red-hot soldering iron my ears but that's just me.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Dear Eddie,

    by TDH1138


  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:27 p.m. CST

    what the hell is this?

    by spidercoz

    bleed from the alternate-fringe-verse? quick! encase the site in amber!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Must be time to pay off another transvestite hooker

    by Tom Thatcher

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Voice of an animated dog in a human world, apparently

    by Tom Thatcher

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:29 p.m. CST

    *Facepalm*... sigh. (Like his cat)

    by siouxfire

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Voice of an animated dog in a human world (with link)

    by Tom Thatcher

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Charlie Murphy is...

    by teddy_duchamp


  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:36 p.m. CST

    JABBERJAW or fuck off!


    and can anyone tell me why Shark Night 3D is PG13? why fukking bother?

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Did GenderBlender go on a Feminist Summer Camp Retreat?


    I coulda sworn she wouldve piped in on the Batman leaks.. My claws need sharpening. mee-ow

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Filing cabinet!

    by dude_gimme_tabs

    Hong Kong Fooey,<p> Number One Super Guy,<p> Hong Kong Fooey,<p> Quicker than the Human Eye<p> <p> Guy was a fucking legend. You need to stop disrespecting and realise.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:45 p.m. CST


    by buffywrestling


  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:48 p.m. CST

    It disappeared... maybe it wasn't true...

    by Larrythefatcat

    ...but that sounds like mercy from a world that knows not the definition of that word.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:48 p.m. CST

    So. How's everyone doing? Good?

    by buffywrestling

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Eddie will not stop until ALL OUR CHILDHOODS ARE RUINED.

    by BeanGrud

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:51 p.m. CST

    The article has been unpublished or does not exist...

    by redmule this dojo.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:55 p.m. CST


    by reaperone

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:56 p.m. CST


    by reaperone

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:04 p.m. CST

    The article has been unpublished or does not exist.

    by Dollar Bird

    Wow. I had no idea that Hong Kong Phooey had enough fans to a) warrant a film b) outrage people by casting Eddie Murphy in the role Or perhaps everyone is moaning here because it's just more of Hollywood executing lame ideas instead of exciting ones. Though, somehow I wonder if any of this is true. Well, if any good comes of this, maybe T.J. Miller will be cast in this and he can be teased about it on "Doug Loves Movies", like the recent Yogi Bear flick. (Good things come in bears.)

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:06 p.m. CST


    by dude_gimme_tabs

    TJ Hooker: The Movie<p> Fucking make it happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:07 p.m. CST

    As buffywrestling rightly points out, OPEN THREAD MAWFUCKAZ!!


    So ... how many beers would it take for you to bang Rosie O'Donnell? Discuss.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:12 p.m. CST

    pay no attention to the man behind the curtain

    by illegaltouching

    I'm gonna love it when the top commented article "does not exist".

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:17 p.m. CST

    death to pg13 "horror"

    by ultragoregrind


  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Michael Clark Duncan as Grape Ape

    by Cobb05

    Not trying to be racial. Just going by voice.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Open thread huh? I've got a great idea..

    by The_All_Dead

    Let's all talk politics !!!!!!! ooh and religion !!!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Scatman Cruthers Is Turning In His Grave!

    by filegumbo



  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:30 p.m. CST


    by Longtime Lurker

    Can any of us be banned for going off topic in a talkback for an article that is unpublished or does not exist?

  • The other night, I was commenting on how I sometimes felt as though I no longer even needed to have a TV in my place, as there's nothing on worth watching anymore, a very small number of programs notwithstanding. I *would* suggest that we all switch to anime, but even the Japanese happen to be running out of unique ideas. Candy Land, Barbie, Hong Kong Fooy, Battleship, Monopoly, Smurfs, Garfield; mind-numbing reality programs, remakes of remakes of remakes... Hollywood is dying.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:30 p.m. CST

    buffywrestling is ON IT...Open Topic...

    by conspiracy

    And fuck Hong Kong Phooey....where the Fuck is my Speed Buggy live action flick?

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:31 p.m. CST


    by ManInTheMembersOnlyJacket

    How many beers would it take for Rosie O'Donnell to bang ME?

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Chris Rock as Jabberjaw

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

  • Somebody has to jump on the grenade in the name of world peace.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:37 p.m. CST


    by ZodNotGod

    Is Eddie that whorish or just stupid? WHY do another terrible "family" friendly flick? If anyone ever doubted Eddie's talents, take out "Delirious" listen to the raw, unhinged politically incorrect comedy and laugh your ass off, especially the part where some lady from the audience shouts out for Eddie to do a character from SNL and some dude next to her shouts, "shut the fuck up!" and Eddie laughs....damn thats gold. Where is that Eddie? The Eddie of Goony go-go, Aunt Bunny, his mom with the flying shoe, Uncle Gus building a fire. DAMN YOU MURPHY!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:37 p.m. CST


    by ZodNotGod

    And of all things one of the worst cartoons ever made. Why not make a Trolkens movie while there at it.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:38 p.m. CST



    Valiant and faithful as ever. CHOP will reward you by staying your cock at the moment before penetration, directing it instead toward splendorous pudenda.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Let's play "DO THEY GIVE ANAL?"


    Our first contestant: Jennifer Love-Hewitt. DOES she give anal?

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:40 p.m. CST



    Make it so.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Inevitable Movies

    by R.

    Smurfs 2 Jetsons Cabbagepatch Kids Garbage Pail Kids Life (the game) a literal gay superhero movie Family Matters: The Movie live-action Powerpuff Girls Batgirl Catwoman (redo) Raas Al Ghul prequel Garfield IV Peanuts Heathcliff The Archies Wow! Wow! Wubsy: The Movie

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:49 p.m. CST

    The article has been unpublished or does not exist in this dojo.

    by the Green Gargantua

    CUNT! believe I am the first to post that.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:51 p.m. CST

    this is terrible

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    riots all over the UK, phone hacking, now we have articles on shit films not existing, it is the end, I tells you. The end!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:54 p.m. CST

    iwasinjuniorhighdickhead: Riots in the UK ... that reminds me ...


    AICN sure isn't glorifying chavs these days now that they're quite literally attacking the block.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Eddie Murphy does not exist

    by ray a

    Long live Eddie Murphy

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:57 p.m. CST

    LMFAO - AICN is no longer going to even attempt to post articles, just headlines...

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Gravy

    That's how bad this site has gotten. There will no longer be any content on this site, even bad content, just talkbacks for made up headlines, meaning Ginger Fatso and his minions no longer have to do anything at all except stuff their face and watch soft porn DVDs. I've got to hand it to them; they're taking the dictum of 'maximum reward for minimum effort' as far they possibly can!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Danny DeVito as FangFace!

    by Drunken Busboy

    Pure Box Office Gold Baby!!!! Pure Box Office Gold!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:58 p.m. CST

    AICFN - Ain't It Content Free News

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Gravy

  • Post 80's Eddie Murphy, fuck you. Seriously man. Fuck you. When Bowfinger is the best film you have made in two god-damn decades there is something seriously fucking wrong going on. I want Pre 90's Eddie Murphy back, damn it.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Everyone who was in Coming to America is still living

    by ray a

    We could have gotten a sequel to that but nooooooo!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:01 p.m. CST


    by Queefer Sutherland

    As for Eddie Fucking Murphy, didn't he make a good movie a couple of decades ago? Poor bitch, he should go back to blowing transvestites, because that's what he does best.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Kurt Russell is not laughing

    by Stegman84

    So this is clearly not okay!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Sylvester Stallone IS


    watching from below a hooker take a shit on a glass coffee table.

  • If you comment on AICN article that doesn't exist, does your comment exist? Are you really viewing these comments? Do *you* really exist? (Puff, puff, pass)

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:25 p.m. CST

    United Kingdom Cop

    by ray a

    Alex Foley goes to England with Billy to a will reading of Billy's rich great aunt which soon after the riots break loose. Her valuables have been stolen along with the valuables of several other noted families including the Royal Family itself. Alex and Billy help Scotland Yard whetherthey like it or not. The Scotland yard detective assigned to the case be played by Ricky Gervais. See its not that hard. Better than this Hong dong gooey crap!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Hanna Barbara Porn

    by Geektard_Smasher

    Hong Kong gooey

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Hanna Barbara Sex Crimes

    by Geektard_Smasher

    Rape Ape.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Hanna Barbara Curse Words

    by Geektard_Smasher

    Yogi Swear.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Hanna Barbara Porn Sidekick

    by Geektard_Smasher

    Baba Spewy

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:31 p.m. CST

    geektard: "Rape Ape"


    It's also the answer to: "What would have made RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES the perfect movie in Beaks' opinion?"

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:33 p.m. CST

    OK, now that I have proven I am

    by Geektard_Smasher

    funnier than Eddie Murphy, I will do what I came to this lame non-article to do - tell it like it is. Eddie Murphy was never funny, with the exception of Raw. And that was mostly shitting jokes and goofing on Bill Cuz-by, which is always a good time. But mostly his humor sucked in: SNL - his shit in that, Gumby with Jamaican accent; Mr. Nigga's neighborhood (or whatever it was called) all sucked as much as everything else on SNL at that time. Only Garret Morris was a less funny bro on SNL. Movies - 48 hours had good moments because of tight writing and good direction. Otherwise any brother off the background extra's audition line would have done. He was a head scratching choice for both Mulan and Shrek. Weird. And his latest stuff, from Norbit to that wreck he was in with Steve Martin (forgot what the fuck it was called). His one saving grace was Nutty Professor, but a dinner table scene with fat fucks farting and shitting themselves is pretty "can't miss." He gets a pass for that one. What I am trying to say is, he was an excellent choice to do the voice for a shitty cartoon character nobody gives a rats ass about. Now woul somebody tell me why the fuck the article was removed?

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:35 p.m. CST

    They had me at ...

    by Mace Tofu

    from the director of "Tooth Fairy 2"

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Do They Give Anal...Jen Love Hewitt

    by conspiracy

    That IS a tough one. One the one hand...she has the Sexy yet Wholesome look that says..."I may give a wholesome interview...but in private I love hot piss down my throat." On the other...she has gone through like 20 guys in 10 years..., and with a girl that hot it means one of two things...either she is a total fucking slut and she has a Vag. that chews through cock like an electric sharpener chews through pencils; or she just totally sucks in the sack. Given her fairly low tabloid rating...I'm leaning towards Sucks in the Sack. So..No, at this time I'd say Jennifer Love Hewitt does NOT offer up her succulent shitcutter for occasional exploration; not only that but I'm willing to bet she doesn't like doing oral either...and probably protests when a guy spunks a load on her massive baby feeders as well.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Wow this talkback is HUGE for an article that doesn't exist!

    by D.Vader

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Would you rather fuck Rose O'Donnel in the shitter

    by Geektard_Smasher

    Or let Amy Winehouse, the night before she died, summon up and hawk a big loogy into your mouth. Oh, both while watching Hong Kong Phooey.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:43 p.m. CST

    This can't be the end of the world...

    by D.Vader

    Its not my birthday yet!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Hey, wow...

    by Mo_Rephus

    A STILL non-existent article! Great!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Geektard...thats a hard fucking choice...

    by conspiracy

    But I'd take Rosie's ass for $100. Humiliation is a momentary issue, incurable sexual diseases last a lifetime.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Wow even the article about Eddie Murphy's film tanks.

    by MisterMxyzptlk

    Forebode much?

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Did anyone see those Prometheus doors? Wow, those were awesome.

    by the Green Gargantua

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:50 p.m. CST

    It's a full blown existential AICN crisis!

    by fustfick

    And where the fuck is the SUPER CHICKEN movie???

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:51 p.m. CST

    green gargantua...Yeah the doors were ok...

    by conspiracy

    but personally I'm awaiting the return of the Standard Issue Ripley style see through and barely there Tank top and Panties on Charlize Theron

  • or maybe not not.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Have you ever heard of the sex move called the BROWN BUNNY?

    by the Green Gargantua

    You cum all over her face, she shaves your spunk off with her two fingers, rolls them in coke and shoves them up your ASS.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:53 p.m. CST


    by ray a

    dontsaygay Here, Forget about America's lower credit rating, rioting in England, and the evitiable global depression. The apocalypse is truly here. Eddie Murphy, the once proclaim heir to Richard Pryor proves no project is off limits as long as their is a 7 figure check involved. Now that I think about it, maybe he would be a better fit in the White House. He has more money than America does at the moment. LOS ANGELES, CA, AUGUST 10, 2011—Eddie Murphy will give voice to the animated lead character in Alcon Entertainment’s live action/animated big screen adaptation of the of the 1970s Hanna-Barbera animated TV series HONG KONG PHOOEY, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. In addition to voicing the character of Donkey in the box-office hit “Shrek” franchise, Murphy was also the voice of Mushu, the Dragon, in the successful animated epic “Mulan.” Murphy will next be seen in the comedies “Tower Heist,” co-starring Ben Stiller from Universal Studios and “A Thousand Words,” from DreamWorks. Alex Zamm (“Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts,” “Tooth Fairy 2”) will direct. Kosove and Johnson will produce with Jay Stern and Brett Ratner. Steven P. Wegner will executive produce. State Johnson and Kosove: “We could not be happier that Eddie Murphy will star as Phooey. There is no overstating his contributions to cinema, and to such enduring stars of family entertainments such as ‘Shrek’ and ‘Dr. Doolittle.’ We look forward to watching him re-imagine yet another classic character.” Based on the 70’s cult classic Hanna Barbera animated TV series, a mild-mannered dog named PENRY (Murphy) stumbles into a mystic ceremony and is accidentally granted mystic powers, including the ability to walk, talk, and do kung fu. Under the tutelage of his kung fu master, Penry dons a costume and becomes Hong Kong Phooey, and with the help of his trusting sidekick Spot the cat cleans up a rogues gallery of wacky criminals. Murphy is represented by Adam Venit at WME, and Skip Brittenham and Matt Johnson at Ziffren Brittenham. Alcon’s in house counsel David Fierson negotiated on behalf of the Company.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Ya know..2-3 years ago this would end up being a 10000 post TB

    by conspiracy

    but today...I bet it dies around 700 or less

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Brown Bunny...That film proves one of two things...

    by conspiracy

    Either Vincent Gallo is the biggest fucking Player and mind fucker of all time to get a "professional" actress to actually suck cock on film. Or Chloe Sevigny is dumb as a rock and easily talked into anything, or she actually believes actually cock sucking on film, verses simulating it, can be "artistic" if done within the context of the film; If the later is true, please see the former.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Bah! I'd rather have a DYNO-MUTT movie

    by 3D-Man

    Blue Falcon had one of the coolest superhero costumes EVER.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Really, mystic ceremony?

    by Geektard_Smasher

    Wasn't the main joke of the cartoon that HKP gets all his kung fu skill from a "how to" book? Great, now they have to explain why this is a talking kung fu dog. So what's the deal with Scooby Doo? Was Shaggy a janitor at a lab who helped Scooby test subject escape? Were Yogi and Boo Boo actually stranded alien bears? Did Jabber Jaw swallow Curly from the Three Stooges sea funeral ashes and get possessed by his spirit? That sound you hear is a hundred hacky screenwriters going to their laptops to type out the ideas I just submitted here. God, Hollywood is a whore goddess...

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 7:15 p.m. CST

    If they "unpublished" the article, can they "unmake" the movie?

    by CountryBoy


  • Aug. 10, 2011, 7:20 p.m. CST


    by dukeroberts

    Did the real Hong Kong Phooey ever become a hack sellout?

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Ooo, Ooo, Mr. Peavley!

    by workshed

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 7:35 p.m. CST

    I'm still waiting for my "Gilligan's Island" movie.

    by Triple_J_72

    I mean, Christ, it's a no-brainer by now, they've done just about everything else.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 7:45 p.m. CST

    That headline doesn't even need an article.

    by nostairway

    It pretty much paints the picture in your head all by itself. That being said, I loved that cartoon when I was like five years old. I still think it's kinda funny when I catch it on TV.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Time for Tarantino to revive the R rated Eddie

    by Hesiod2k7

    ...with an homage to the 80's comedy action cop flick. You know that would kick ass.

  • I blame Spike Lee for the deterioration of Eddie Murphy's career. After Spike publicly criticized Eddie for not doing enough for black folks Eddie went schizo from the guilt, fell apart and lost his identity.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 7:57 p.m. CST

    I think Adam Sandler was going to do Gilligan's Island

    by Hesiod2k7 one point.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Oh wait. Zack Braff is Gilligan and Jack Black is skipper

    by Hesiod2k7

    Guess I'll miss that one. A Sandler Gilligan might actually have worked.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:10 p.m. CST

    The main reason I don't want a Gilligan film

    by Geektard_Smasher

    Is that I don't want to see John Goodman or Jack Black in a film, and you know that is who will be the skipper.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Wheres the damn link to the Onion article?

    by dahveed1972

    No dice?

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Congratulations, America!

    by Johnny Ahab

    You've made so many outdated cartoons into hit movies (Alvin & the Chipmunks, Yogi Bear and the Smurfs - all spawning sequels) that Hollywood's only happy to serve you up more crappity crap. Coming to a multiplex near you: Secret Squirrel & Morrocco Mole, Lippy the Lion and Hardy Har Har, and Squiddly Diddly: The Movie.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:18 p.m. CST

    My casting for the Gilligan Island film

    by Geektard_Smasher

    Gilligan = Ashton Kutcher or Topher Grace Professor = Brian Cranston Skipper = Michael Chiklis Mr. Howell = Paul Giamatti Mrs. Howell = Kim Catrell Ginger = Gwyneth Paltrow Mary Ann = Kristen Stewart Pure gold!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:29 p.m. CST

    When is Eddie going to make Beverly Hills Cop IV?

    by DickButtkiss

    Come on Eddie, I know you've got one more hard-R comedy in you before you turn 50 ... oh wait, Eddie is 50 ...

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:31 p.m. CST

    I am the Article. Why can you guys see me?

    by Choohoo

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:43 p.m. CST

    A Zack Braff Gilligan could be AWESOME

    by 3D-Man

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Scatman Crothers

    by deelzbub

    or "Carruthers" as they called him back in the day. One of the few blackface performers to have mainstream success. Hong Kong Phooey rules.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 9 p.m. CST

    What a great article.

    by Yelsaeb

  • ....Larry David getting fucked by the Palestinian woman is pretty hot. I could almost jerk it to this.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 10:34 p.m. CST

    I like mustard too.

    by buffywrestling

    Ketchup confounds me.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 10:35 p.m. CST

    And I don't trust relish.

    by buffywrestling

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Greatest. Talkback. Ever.

    by Joaquin_Ondamoon

    Now where's my 'Jem' movie? That would be truly, truly outrageous!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 10:51 p.m. CST

    The article has been unpublished or does not exist.

    by quantize

    Aint it a fucking mess

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 10:58 p.m. CST

    So what happened here now?

    by CherryValance

    I'm bored. I wish LOST would come back so I could get mad at people in the talkback then leave again. What are we doing in here?

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Fuck Motherfucking Jem...I want a Bratz movie...

    by conspiracy

    cuz any property that preaches and teaches young girls about materialism, image over anything else, and the value of early overt sexualization is my kinda film.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 11:07 p.m. CST

    My Little Pony...

    by conspiracy

    My Little Pony gets sold into the world of professional Horse Racing; where she must overcome her small stature and discoloration to prove her worth and avoid being sold to the overseas Korean Horse Meat Market.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 11:19 p.m. CST

    See what I fucking Dedication to fucking TB craft.

    by conspiracy

    Back in the day this fucker would be killin it all nightlong, through every fucking time out here in California and not a soul in here but me. AICN is just fucking dead these days.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 11:19 p.m. CST

    My Little Ponies are girls?

    by buffywrestling

    I thought they were boy ponies?

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Bert & Ernie might get married.

    by buffywrestling

    I wonder who tops?

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Am I asking too many questions?

    by buffywrestling

    Does this look infected?

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 11:36 p.m. CST

    This article no longer exists?

    by Aphex Twin

    How Orwellian.....

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Inevitible Films List

    by R.

    Archies Barbie Batgirl Cabbagepatch Kids Chipmunks (Triple-squeawel) Darkwing Duck Family Matters Gilligan's Island Heathcliff Hong Kong Phooey JabberJaw Jem Jetsons Land Before Time 32 Life (the game) Live-action Little Mermaid Mohammad Monopoly Mouse Trap My Little Pony Peanuts Popeye 3D! Punky Brewster Rescue Rangers Secret Squirrel Smurfs 2 Untitled film about a gay superhero in San Francisco Wow! Wow! Wubzy

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Hong Kong Chewie

    by Dr Gregory House

    It's like Hong Kong Phooey, but with Chewbacca. You.....intern! Get Lucas on the phone! And where's my Mocha Latte?!?

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 11:52 p.m. CST


    by Damnyou


  • Aug. 11, 2011, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Am I the ONLY One who DOESN'T love Eddie's StandUp?

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    Eddie Murphy is one of the great "character" comedians that SNL ever gave us. He created many memorable characters during the show, and has created memorable characters in movies. We could all rattle off a list of both. But I've always found his standup very hit and miss. Even when he strikes a funny bit he repetitively drives it into the ground. He's sort of pulled between emulating his own idols: Pryor and Cosby. And he's not as good as either. Watch BILL COSBY HIMSELF and RICHARD PRYOR LIVE ON THE SUNSET STRIP. Then put in DELIRIOUS or RAW, and you'll see what I mean. He's just not a great stand up comedian. Barely even a good one. He coasts on personality and vulgarity but the jokes aren't consistently there. Few and Far Between. And Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle, who came after him, are better than he ever was at stand up. Pryor, before he died, said the torch had been passed to Chappelle. Again, Murphy is definitely a comedic genius. Or was. But his stand up was always mediocre. That's OK. Peter Sellers would have been lousy at stand up too.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Where the fuck is my Birdman movie?

    by Stegman84

    It could be an 'origin movie' (hollywood loves though) to set up the sequel film set in modern times (hollywood loves those too) that follows a downtrodden Birdman, now working as an attorney...oh, wait. Ha ha ha! Plagarism.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 12:49 a.m. CST

    Number one super guy

    by deelzbub

    Hong-chucka-chow chicka chow chicka bow wow wow

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Really, the whole show was the song

    by deelzbub

    and Scatman Crothers' voice. Then there's the cat knocking him thru the file cabinet. His car popping out of the dumpster. The hot switchboard operator. I guess they could build a movie off of that.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 12:55 a.m. CST

    This could be Howard the Duck's CG cousin, coming down the pike!

    by deelzbub


  • Aug. 11, 2011, 1:15 a.m. CST

    The article has been unpublished or does not exist.

    by Riff_Randell

    I hope that's true regarding the casting as well.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 3:05 a.m. CST


    by CuervoJones

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 3:14 a.m. CST

    Jesus fucking christ

    by i_got_worms

    This story is unpublished. Let's hope that's because Hollywood has seen the light and canned this shitfest before it hits our screens.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 3:55 a.m. CST

    Awesome that no one has bothered to fix it

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 4:01 a.m. CST

    Goober and the Ghost chasers: une film de Ken Loach

    by Keith Maniac

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 4:24 a.m. CST

    Well this is a first

    by eveelcapitalist

    Someone threw this site into an existential crisis. Really, do any of us exist?

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 5:04 a.m. CST


    by DVaderRIP

    Between 1982 and 1988, Murphy was almost untouchable. 48 Hours, Trading Places, Beverly Hills Cop I & II, Coming To America... all gold. Even "The Golden Child" wasn't bad. He may have totally sold out in the last 15 years, but let's try and remember him how he was. Oh, and Bowfinger wasn't that bad. It wasn't amazing, but it was a hell of a lot better than anything else he's done since 1990. PS : This article says it all about this site. Can't believe it's still going to be honest.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 5:56 a.m. CST


    by Heretic3k

    What mountains has Eddie Murphy next to climb? Richard III? King Lear?

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 6:02 a.m. CST

    sounds bad


    Eddie, what happened?

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 6:26 a.m. CST

    The article on Deadline

    by Mr_P

    Since they seem to just cut and paste their exclusives anyway.......... "LOS ANGELES, CA, AUGUST 10, 2011—Eddie Murphy will give voice to the animated lead character in Alcon Entertainment’s live action/animated big screen adaptation of the of the 1970s Hanna-Barbera animated TV series HONG KONG PHOOEY, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. In addition to voicing the character of Donkey in the box-office hit “Shrek” franchise, Murphy was also the voice of Mushu, the Dragon, in the successful animated epic “Mulan.” Murphy will next be seen in the comedies “Tower Heist,” co-starring Ben Stiller from Universal Studios and “A Thousand Words,” from DreamWorks. "

  • He would just talk about some shit, some linear story, and expect you to laugh at it. And he repeated himself over and over. Like loooong a joke with no punchline, but you're expected to slightly laugh at the premise. He did some good films back in the day, but now he does CRAP to get more money, because he IS a piece of crap. Give him a couple of years, he'll go away.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 7:12 a.m. CST

    Buffy...Pony was Pink, had a Tramp Stamp,and came with a brush.

    by conspiracy

    At least my sisters did... As I don't think there were metrosexual Ponys in 1978....Pony was a chick. Ahhh the 70's, where sexual identity was cut and dried.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 7:44 a.m. CST

    who's the next contestant on the do they do anal game?

    by mick vance

    i'd like to nominate anne hathaway just because of the controversy that she said she did, but her publicist or something made them pull the article.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Uma Thurman is ugly. She's like a mutant form of Scarlet Johannsen.

    by Bobo_Vision

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Uma Thurman is ugly. She's like a mutant form of Scarlet Johannsen.

    by Bobo_Vision

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Post your own AICN article here

    by i_got_worms

    "Nordling/Harry/etc, here. The guys over at Deadline/Latino Review/etc, are reporting that Eddie Murphy is locked in to play Hong Kong Phooey. As a big fan of the source material, I can't see how this casting will play out. Murphy is far too human to play a canine in my books. Still, it's about time that Murphy hit another home run after Pluto Nash etc etc etc, so here's hoping that he channels some of his early career mania to deliver the wacky excitement of the cartoon. For those unfamiliar with the 70s Hanna-Barbera cartoon, here's the opening credits. [embed obligatory YouTube clip] Nordling/Harry/etc, out".

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Micheal Bey calling it quits on Tranformers to do a Gobots movie!

    by EastcoastAvenger

    Gobots to be voiced by the cast of The Expendables.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Mike Myers cast as Phooeys cat sidekick that ultimately got the job done.

    by EastcoastAvenger

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Oh yeah? And what the hell do YOU look like, Bobo?


    Huh? HUH???!!! That's right...

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Scatman Crothers IS hong kong phooey

    by FrodoFraggins


  • Aug. 11, 2011, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Why are they doing a CGI dog?

    by seasider

    Did they not see the Scooby Doo movies and Yogi Bear. I can see it working if they do the following things. Make HKP an actual human being and not some CGI dog. Shoot the movie as a sort of homage to the 70's black kung fu movies kind of like Black Dynamite did but not that extreme. Heck maybe this a movie Stephen Chow might actually be a good fit for directing.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Less time picking up trannies, more time reading scripts

    by Cobb05

    I'm just saying.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 11:22 a.m. CST

    maybe it'll be super shit like this

    by eddie hitler

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Hathaway DOES like butter up her asshole...

    by conspiracy

    I know about the rumor, and I know about the uproar...but one look at her tells me that YES...Hathaways Gravy Shooter is in Play. She has that look about her that screams "Fuck me like a girl on a Milk Carton" The legs, the luscious tits...that Fist swallowing mouth. Oh Yes..Anne not only would push that toned little ass as high in the air as she could get it...she'd take it right in the mouth after wards. After all...she worked with fucking Franco...she'll do anything.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 11:45 a.m. CST

    And Uma isn't exactly pretty...but she isn't ugly..

    by conspiracy

    She is hot in a weird sexy Giraffe kinda way. No..I don't get Corkys oddball Uma foot fetish..the girl has feet like fucking Elephant Seal flippers...but I'd do her...probably into some kinky shit.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Legendary thread.....

    by Darth Macchio

    Does not exist. Maybe it's us? Maybe we don't exist? That would be awesome!!!! We should definitely keep this one alive...'s what a professional would do after all. If you don't, Bale will come over and trash your fucking lights.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Aint it fake news.

    by Stalkeye

    The article has been unpublished or does not exist. Buahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 2:03 p.m. CST

    This thread has turned into a ''lazy susan'' of topics.

    by DoctorWho?

    And choppah's game "Who Gives Anal" should be a regular feature along side with Harry's DVD picks, Docback, etc. <p> Nice picks CONSPIRACY. You are my new favorite poster. I submit DREW bet she does anal!

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Hes going to be the dad who stumbles into phooey world

    by Knobules

    Oh the hilarity!

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 4:04 p.m. CST

    This article has been unpublished or does not exist.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    If only the same could be said for this movie.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 4:05 p.m. CST

    drew barrymore's anal bead

    by mick vance

    any chick that would flash david letterman takes it in every single hole. i'd personally be shocked if she didn't do anal. it would be disappointing in a way. like how you say fuck it to all your friends to take out the unpopular girl because you thinks she'd put out, and then she doesn't even give you a handjob that time when i was 16...

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 4:06 p.m. CST


    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 4:10 p.m. CST

    doctorwho? Not only does Drew do Anal...

    by conspiracy

    I'm willing to be good money she's used it as a Piss receptacle on more than one occasion since her Golden glory sex fiend days around age 13. For a Tween the girl sure knew how to hold her cock and coke.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 6:55 p.m. CST


    by buffywrestling

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 8:06 p.m. CST

    the song was good

    by Hedgehog000

    I liked the theme song, rest was lame.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 8:51 p.m. CST

    I want Nolan to do a Bond movie, with Tom Hardy as Bond

    by CherryValance

    There. I said it. It doesn't have to be a reboot. It could be a singleton, like On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 9:22 p.m. CST answer your question....

    by Bobo_Vision

    I'm hot, I'm cute, I'm buff, and I've just started a career which is going to make me a lot of, yeah. <p> In fact, just the other day some dude asked if he could eat out my asshole.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Oh...Buffy...Thats a Jem!

    by conspiracy

    You sure do know how to bring tears of joy to Conspiracy's eyes.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 11:03 p.m. CST

    I Gotta say...the last year or so..the Talkbacks about the movies...

    by conspiracy

    have been MUCH better than the movies themselves.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 12:22 p.m. CST

    So many posts...need to comment.. must resist...

    by Akivaran

    But I can't. Vote for the greatest TB ever, hands down. Zach Braff Gilligan I would totally watch. JLH does not, Barrymore totally does. Uma never been hot, ever. I wouldn't get within 100 yards of Winehouse so lube Rosie up. I am now d/l Brown Bunny. And I would only watch a Punky Brewster movie if it has SMF pre-reduction-op. 'Nuff said.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Jesus Christ. Three days, are you serious?

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    We're going to look fucking silly. Are we not all in the same boat here?

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 6:38 p.m. CST

    And if you think this is a good TB

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    then you need to find the caches of the Vern/Chaos/Juggfuckler talkback, as well as the Sly Stallone one; the Bruce Willis/disbelieving iMac owners and Moriarty(a personal favourite)one, and the Equus convince-everyone-that-horsefucking-is-a-good-idea one. All are golden.