When Eddie Murphy started out in Hollywood, it was his face that everyone knew. Going back as far as Raw and great movies like Beverly Hills Cop, Coming To America and The Golden Child… Eddie seemed like he was going to be a box office king for a long time.
Now, a generation later, he’s made almost as big a name for himself, but most people know him more for his voice than for his live action work. After big hits as Mushu in Disney’s Mulan and as Donkey in the Shrek series, Eddie Murphy has now signed on to play the voice of Hong Kong Fooey in an adaptation of the popular 1970’s cartoon.
“Based on the 70’s cult classic Hanna Barbera animated TV series, a mild-mannered dog named Penry (Murphy) stumbles into a mystic ceremony and is accidentally granted mystic powers, including the ability to walk, talk, and do kung fu. Under the tutelage of his kung fu master, Penry dons a costume and becomes Hong Kong Phooey, and with the help of his trusting sidekick Spot the cat cleans up a rogues gallery of wacky criminals.”