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Another timeless classic headed for ruin

Would some one dare remake Wizard of Oz? How about Casablanca or Shawshank Redemption? Of course not. Some classics should not be remade. Remember what happened with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? I died a little inside when I saw Johnny Depp's warped take on Willy Wonka. That's why I'm so concerned about another project that Hollywood is destined to ruin. This time it's a small screen classic, a program that made such a positive impression on so many youthful minds. A program that is beloved to so many.. That's right, it's Hong Kong Phooey. Hollywood is remaking the classic 70's cartoon for an animated big screen feature, tapping none other than Eddie Murphy to play the #1 Super Guy. Here's a quote from the producers: “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.” This could not be farther from the truth. Eddie Murphy is no Scatman Cruthers, I can tell you that. Now if they had Will Smith do the voice, that would be something else entirely.

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