Alcon Entertainment has announced plans for a live-action/animation big screen version of Hong Kong Phooey. Based on the 1970s cartoon from Hanna Barbera, Murphy is a perfect choice to capture the lead character. After his voice work in the Shrek series, Murphy is ready to go behind the microphone once again.
It’s easy to recall Murphy as Donkey in the Shrek franchise, but who could forget the actor’s vocal talents as the dragon Mushu in Mulan?
According to Alcon, the Hong Kong Phooey story centers on “a mild-mannered dog named Penry [who] 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 rogue gallery of wacky criminals.”