Eddie Murphy Will Play Hong Kong Phooey in Upcoming Film

Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting….!!!  Ha!

Edddie Murphy continues to kill it in the animation industry.  He has now been tapped to be the voice of Hong Kong Phooey.  Who’s Hong Kong Phooey you ask?  He’s the number one super guy!!

As the theme goes……

Hong Kong Phooey, number one super guy.
Hong Kong Phooey, quicker than the human eye.

He’s got style, a groovy style,
and a car that just won’t stop.
When the going gets tough, he’s really rough,
with a Hong Kong Phooey chop (Hi-Ya!)

Hong Kong Phooey, number one super guy.
Hong Kong Phooey, quicker than the human eye.
Hong Kong Phooey, he’s fan-riffic (gong!)

He’s the cartoon karate dog from the 70’s.  His voice was originally done by the legendary Scatman Crothers, so Murphy better not screw this up.

Murphy has made the Shrek Donkey as huge success, not to mention laced his pockets with a considerable amount of cheddar.

Eddie Murphy’s Salary per “Early” Films
Shrek 2 (2004) $10,000,000
Adventures of Pluto Nash, The (2002) $20,000,000
Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001) $20,000,000
Shrek (2001) $3,000,000
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000) $20,000,000 (and 20% of the gross)
Doctor Dolittle (1998) $17,000,000
Nutty Professor, The (1996) $12,000,000
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) $15,000,000
Best Defense (1984) $1,000,000

As big of a hit as the cartoon was, it only ran for 16 episodes in 1974.   With the magic of Youtube, for those of my readers who are too young to remember, we have a clip!  Hi – yah!!

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….video clip after the jump….

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