Hong Kong Phooey, the 1970's Hanna-Barbera cartoon, is going to make it to the big screen. Alcon Entertainment is indeed planning a hybrid CGI/live-action movie (like Alvin and the Chipmunks) based on the cult animated TV series. Director Alex Zamm will helm the project and Actor Eddie Murphy will lend his voice to the lead character. There's no official release date yet.
"A mild-mannered dog named PENRY (Eddie 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."
Here's the opening of the original TV cartoon:
Hong Kong Phooey
I'm not a huge fan of Hong Kong Phooey, but I still appreciate the character, and since Eddie Murphy will lend his voice, I can but welcome this movie adaptation.
Anyway, more details about the movie Hong Kong Phooey soon!