Skip to comments.George Lopez to voice Speedy Gonzales in live action/CG movie
Posted on 02/24/2010 10:35:45 AM PST by raccoonradio
(Beck) From the story in todays Hollywood Reporter:
We wanted to make sure that it was not the Speedy of the 1950s the racist Speedy, said the comedians wife Ann Lopez, who will serve alongside him as a producer. Speedys going to be a misunderstood boy who comes from a family that works in a very meticulous setting, and hes 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 hes good at. That path becomes clearer once Speedy befriends a gun-shy race-car driver.
(Beck): The racist Speedy? Pardon me, but the Speedy I know from the 1950s cartoons was a hero, a champion. I would suggest the writers watch a few of the cartoons before inventing a scenario from whole cloth.
Meanwhile teen sex comedies are for the all ages crowd. Better to go "unrated" than NC-17 or even R.
Well they did do a live action version of Popeye in 1980 or so with Robin Williams and Shelly Duvall. Never saw, prob just as well.
Let’s remake an old cartoon-hits Hollywood again
Looney Tunes Back in Action
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (OK, that one was GOOD)
Boris and Natasha (with moose and squirrel)
Jetsons: The Movie (they replaced the orig voice of
Judy with Tiffany...)
Flintstones & Flint 2 Viva Rock Vegas (think that was the title)
Dennis the Menace
There are plans for a live action/cartoon blend of Yogi Bear
It’s too bad...he was funny before he went ‘La Raza’.....
Will Oliver Stoned’s new Wall Street be set in the 1990s which REALLY WERE the decade of GREED? Much of the nation opposed impeachment because they didn’t want to see the stock market fall. The internet bubble burst and the market collapsed anyway.
Yes and talents like Mel Blanc (voices) and Friz Freleng (dir.) gave us so much fun. Later Freleng partnered with
producer David Depatie to form the cartoon studio that gave us the Pink Panther.
Los dos gatos locos, and the one who referred to that
“camejo loco”, Bugs Bunny...
RACIST HATEFUL QUOTES FROM GEORGE LOPEZ:
Lopez said, “I usually don’t let politics upset me, but this is crazy. Sarah Palin, la cabrona.”
When asked why golf was a favored pastime, Lopez responded “Any chance I can get to hit something that’s white.”
You neglected to include George of the Jungle and Dudley DoRight (something else that should appear in no-one’s official filmography)
If you watched the cartoon I linked above, note that Slowpoke Rodriguez packs...a gun. Nope, I bet that won’t do in the new version. Slowpoke no doubt is a member of El Associacion
Rifle* Nacional de Mexico...
*—don’t know the Sp. translation of the word!
George Lopez is an expert on racists. He is one.
Lopez sucks. Carlos Mencia rules.
I grew up with those Wonderful cartoons, and they NEVER caused me to hate or be prejudiced against ANYBODY!
As a matter of fact, I learned some SPANISH! hahaha!
I remember seeing Song of the South when it was briefly re-issued on the big screen in late 70s or early 80s. I knew it wasn’t going to be an official DVD release by Disney but a site offered it (from a British print) and even threw in a non-Disney short, Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarves (Warner Bros.)& I bought it. I couldn’t find much racism in SotS to speak of;
there were some stereotypes in Coal Black as there were in a few other “banned” shorts, but Coal Black was funny and had great music.
And then there was that “Crow” Scene in Dumbo!
But The Crows were the ones who HELPED Dumbo, encouraged him, and actually saved his little LIFE! They were the Good Guys,
even though they had “dark feathers and sang with a Negro Dialect” LOL
Actually, there was a late 70’s incarnation of Popeye called “The All-New Popeye Hour” that wasn’t too far from your description. I think he still ate spinach, but there was no fighting, none of the slapstick humor, and every episode had some sort of public service message written into it. For instance, one of Popeye’s nephews learns the important lesson of crossing the street safely.
BTW, there was another cartoon about that time that was even MORE PC. There was a show based on King Features Syndicate characters (Alley Oop, etc) that used every episode to teach (read: indoctrinate) the kiddies. I still remember the episode where Brunhilde the Witch had to have an intervention because of her excessive drinking. <— (I swear I am not making that up!)
Classic Tom and Jerry is the cartoon equivalent of Sam Peckinpah.
For that matter, I don’t even think you could make a movie called “Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs” these days. The “Dwarfs” would have to be an ethnically mixed group of people of different sizes and sexual orientations.
Most of the cartoon anthologies have that. The Warner Golden Collections are notable, though the label is deserved; one Bugs cartoon in particular has Our Hero sneaking into the South to get to a record carrot crop. He has to get past Yosemite Sam (as a civil war soldier who doesn’t know the war is over) to get there, and at one point Bugs goes into blackface, complete with the “yassuh mastah” routine: “don’ beat me massuh, i be good” etc.
It’s not “Bugs Nips the Nips”, but it’s not much better.
Popeye was gay. From his Querelle de Brest clothes (would have fit in well along the west side piers back in the 1970s) his love for a boyish woman, and his fascination with butch Bluto/Brutus, its kinda obvious. I also believe that Sweet Pea was conceived via artificial insemination.
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