What’s with the Hollywood studios trying to make so many horrible live action/CGI adaptations of old cartoons? We’ve had Garfield, Rocky & Bullwinkle, two Scooby Doo movies and two Alvin and the Chipmunks films while movies in development at the moment include the Smurfs and Yogi Bear, who have both released some awful traiers. Also starting development are Bugs Bunny, Marvin the Martian, Tom & Jerry, Hong Kong Phooey and Speedy Gonzales. Sigh! Worse still is thta the characters will all have back stories set in the ‘real world’. For example…

“Speedy’s going to be a misunderstood boy who comes from a family that works in a very meticulous setting, and he’s a little too fast for what they do,” said Anne Lopez. “He makes a mess of that. So he has to go out in the world to find what he’s good at.”

Also…

“We wanted to make sure that it was not the Speedy of the 1950s — the racist Speedy,” said the comedian’s wife Ann Lopez, who will serve alongside him as a producer. “Speedy’s going to be a misunderstood boy who comes from a family that works in a very meticulous setting, and he’s a little too fast for what they do. He makes a mess of that. So he has to go out in the world to find what he’s good at.” That path becomes clearer once Speedy befriends a gun-shy race-car driver.

BTW, who’s George Lopez… obviously some American TV guy that no one outside of the USA has heard of… Also let me guess, Sylvester will be a real cat.
Whilst…

Dan Lin, producer of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes, Richard Kelly’s The Box, and Ricky Gervais’ The Side of the Truth, is developing Tom and Jerry as an “origin story” that tells how the cat and mouse meet, before they end up getting lost in Chicago and must work together to find their way home.

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