"Vulture is reporting that Mike Myers will take on the voice of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies character Pepé Le Pew in a live-action/CGI feature at Warner Bros. Pictures."
Has anyone been asking for this? I love Pepe but let's be honest - he is a sexual deviant, a predator, and a relentless stalker who needs to be surgically castrated so he doesn't offend anymore.
What possible storyline could they pursue? Pepe moves into the neighborhood and is required by law to introduce himself to his neighbors and tell them that he is on the sex offender registry?
Then maybe the filmmakers can have him meet some old cougar who freaks him out with her brusk forwardness so he reject her. In retaliation she turns him into his parole officer, claiming that he was 'sniffing her flower'. It all becomes one giant misunderstanding when the NBC TV network then shows up to film an episode of 'To Catch A Predator' and poor Pepe is caught up in a web of depravity.
Why can't these numnuts follow the PIXAR model and give me something fresh that I haven't seen before? Pepe, Yogi Bear, and all those old characters had their time. If you miss seeing them so much, buy the DVD collections of their old stuff and have at it. I don't need nor want more CGI abominations to stain the name of these great characters.
Yes, I know movie making is a speculative business that requires much investment up front with no guarantee of future profits. Of course they want to go with 'proven' concepts and characters rather than risk something that will not capture the public's imagination.
Can I let them in on a little secret. If you have pissed me off NOW, months or years before your movie comes out - you certainly will not see a dime of my cash when your little stink-fest premieres. Way to capture the 'buzz' boys and girls and good luck on that opening weekend.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.