Because apparently there are no more fresh ideas in Hollywood, Looney Tunes character Speedy Gonzales is getting the CGI treatment in a live-action hybrid remake starring George Lopez as the voice of the fastest mouse in Mexico!!
Although there were concerns that Speedy is outdated and a racist stereotype, producer Anne Lopez claims that the 2010 reinvention will modernize the cartoon icon.
"We wanted to make sure that it was not the Speedy of the 1950s — the racist Speedy. 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."
Apparently that will involve bonding with a race-car driver.
We're not going to hold our breaths on this one. It didn't work for our beloved Scooby-Doo, and it ESPECIALLY didn't work for Garfield or Alvin and the Chipmunks.
And those horrible movies ALL got sequels!! WTF??
We think it's time to let cartoons just be cartoons before they destroy everything that was fun about the originals!!
What do you think?? Will you be going to see Speedy Gonzales??
Image - Warner Brothers Animation