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'Hong Kong Phooey' and 'Marvin the Martian' Movie Footage Revealed

December 28, 2012

Though it's unclear if a Hong Kong Phooey or Marvin the Martian feature film will ever see the light of day, test footage for both have apparently been revealed by Alex Zamm, who is/was attached to direct the big-screen versions. You can check out both pieces in the video below, courtesy of Cartoon Brew (via Bleeding Cool).

The Hong Kong Phooey live-action CGI movie was first announced by Alcon Entertainment last year, and had Eddie Murphy attached to voice the title character, based on the 70's cult classic Hanna Barbera animated TV series, which followed 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 rogues gallery of wacky criminals.

Meanwhile, Variety reported back in 2008, that Warner Bros. was at work with Alcon in developing a Marvin the Martian feature film. A writer or director was never announced. According to the trades article, the project was pitched as a Christmas story, with Marvin coming to Earth to destroy Christmas but being prevented from doing so when he’s trapped in a gift box.

Marvin the Martian was created by Chuck Jones and made his first appearance in a Looney Tunes cartoon in 1948. The character was often intent on blowing up the Earth, only to be foiled by Bugs Bunny.

Source: Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool

 
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