Sunday, July 12, 2009

Hong Kong Phooey: The Movie


Boo. Yah.

Joining the ranks of live action/CG hybrid cartoon adaptations is a show from the 70's - Hong Kong Phooey. I'm sure many of you have never seen or even heard of this show before, but I actually watched it quite a bit in my younger days. It was one of those Hanna-Barbera shows along the lines of Quickdraw McGraw and Snagglepuss, but this one featured a janitor dog who moonlights as a kung-fu-fighting crime fighter.

Yes, this movie has the potential to be terrible. But give Hollywood some credit this time - at least they're going for obscure-as-hell cartoons from the 70's instead of giving us a live action/CG hybrid of some of the garbage that passes for kids' television now. At least this gives me something ridiculous to write about...



Bonus note: I love Wikipedia's matter-of-fact statements veiled as complaints. "Although [he] appears to be the only anthropomorphic dog in the entire city where the series is set, no one ever connects his two identities."

5 comments:

Boze said...

Hells yeah we watched HKP Ben!

Blogette said...

Um, I LOVED Hong Kong Phooey as a kid. Then again, I loved Alvin & the Chipmunks, yet I couldn't bring myself to see that movie.

quickdraw mcderf said...

i learn all i know of politics from collective youtube video comments.

sir fenton don slathertaint said...

"Hong Kong Phooey ran for just 16 shows, which, for comparison, is 81 episodes less than Caroline in the City." --- FilmDrunk

Becca : ) said...
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