Live Action Hong Kong Phooey CG Footage Released!

Image courtesy of CartoonBrew.Com

While it’s been a bit since it was first announced that a live action Hong Kong Phooey with help from CG imagery was in the works, this is this the first time that Director Alex Zamm (Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2) has unveiled test footage of the upcoming feature film featuring voice work by Eddie Murphy (Which may or may not be used in the test footage).

Thanks to Cartoon Brew for not only finding this online but to Bleeding Cool.Com for taking the released footage and combining it with a defunct Marvin the Martian feature film that would have also been helmed by Alex Zamm.
[Via] Brendon Connelly

So what do you think of the direction of the film for Hong Kong Phooey?


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4 thoughts on “Live Action Hong Kong Phooey CG Footage Released!

  1. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Yeah, the visuals are nicely rendered, but it reminds me of the revealing Toy Story bonus materials, in that two-disc Special Edition.
    The first draft (and following ones) had some good ideas, but the humor was off-centered, the motivations weren’t proper for young person’s entertainment, and it still needed reshaping.

    Having the rights to these beloved characters should be a priviledge and lotsa rewriting is required for a final product.

    Putting something visually-finished like this with (like SMDJ said) badly-conceived comedy is just discouraging.
    And *way* too common, these days.

    What makes good animation is the extra work that goes into shaping story and character.
    I hope they go the extra mile with this.
    Cuz the graphics are very enjoyable.

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