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internationalharvester
02-24-2010, 07:40 PM
Really? I mean really? why can't they just leave these things alone





http://movies.yahoo.com/news/movies.reuters.com/george-lopez-voice-speedy-gonzales-film-reuters




OS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Speedy Gonzales is taking his folk-hero status, incredible speed and signature red kerchief to the big screen, with help from George Lopez.

The comedian is attached to provide the voice of the fastest mouse in all Mexico for a politically correct live-action/CG hybrid feature set up at New Line Cinema.

The Looney Tunes character debuted in the 1950s as a regular nemesis of Sylvester the Cat. A 1955 short about the tiny hero, "Speedy Gonzales," won the Academy Award for best short subject, (cartoon). Pat Boone even released a hit song about the famous mouse in 1962.

Over the years, Speedy appeared in the live-action/animation features "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "Space Jam" and "Looney Tunes: Back in Action." But the character has often courted criticism that the ethnic characterizations of him and his compatriots (especially lazy cousin Slowpoke Rodriguez) are stereotypically racist and severely outdated.

Aware of this, New Line and the producers plan to update the brand with a modernized sensibility.

"We wanted to make sure that it was not the Speedy of the 1950s -- the racist Speedy," said the comedian's wife Ann Lopez, who will serve alongside him as a producer. "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."

That path becomes clearer once Speedy befriends a gun-shy race-car driver.

"Garfield" scribes Alec Sokolow and Joel Cohen will write the script

Llamafighter
02-24-2010, 08:12 PM
Really? I mean really? why can't they just leave these things alone





http://movies.yahoo.com/news/movies.reuters.com/george-lopez-voice-speedy-gonzales-film-reuters




OS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Speedy Gonzales is taking his folk-hero status, incredible speed and signature red kerchief to the big screen, with help from George Lopez.

The comedian is attached to provide the voice of the fastest mouse in all Mexico for a politically correct live-action/CG hybrid feature set up at New Line Cinema.

The Looney Tunes character debuted in the 1950s as a regular nemesis of Sylvester the Cat. A 1955 short about the tiny hero, "Speedy Gonzales," won the Academy Award for best short subject, (cartoon). Pat Boone even released a hit song about the famous mouse in 1962.

Over the years, Speedy appeared in the live-action/animation features "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "Space Jam" and "Looney Tunes: Back in Action." But the character has often courted criticism that the ethnic characterizations of him and his compatriots (especially lazy cousin Slowpoke Rodriguez) are stereotypically racist and severely outdated.

Aware of this, New Line and the producers plan to update the brand with a modernized sensibility.

"We wanted to make sure that it was not the Speedy of the 1950s -- the racist Speedy," said the comedian's wife Ann Lopez, who will serve alongside him as a producer. "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."

That path becomes clearer once Speedy befriends a gun-shy race-car driver.

"Garfield" scribes Alec Sokolow and Joel Cohen will write the script

YIKES *Llama bolts over the horizon ala Seedy Gonzalez*

County Mike
02-25-2010, 10:51 AM
Slowpoke Gonzales was hilarious.

I guess they'll have to revamp Yosemite Sam because he makes fun of rednecks. Oh wait, that's not racist because he's white.

rearnakedchoke
02-25-2010, 12:05 PM
Slowpoke Gonzales was hilarious.

I guess they'll have to revamp Yosemite Sam because he makes fun of rednecks. Oh wait, that's not racist because he's white.

wasn't it slowpoke rodriguez? yeah, classic stuff .. bottle of tequila and always wasted ...

County Mike
02-25-2010, 12:14 PM
wasn't it slowpoke rodriguez? yeah, classic stuff .. bottle of tequila and always wasted ...

OH yeah, my bad. They all look the same to me. :ninja:

Primadawn
02-25-2010, 01:02 PM
Nooooooooo!!!! Speedy was my FAVORITE!!! Why are they screwing with him????? BAH!:angry:

County Mike
02-25-2010, 01:12 PM
http://img.perezhilton.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/speedy_gonzalezjb__oPt.jpg

Neezar
02-25-2010, 01:52 PM
OH yeah, my bad. They all look the same to me. :ninja:

:scared0011:


:laugh::laugh::laugh:

rearnakedchoke
02-25-2010, 02:10 PM
"We wanted to make sure that it was not the Speedy of the 1950s -- the racist Speedy," said the comedian's wife Ann Lopez, who will serve alongside him as a producer. "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."

i wonder if they are going to portray him working in a meticulous setting in Mexico, or jumping the border everyday ... if they want to make it real-life, that would be one way

Neezar
02-25-2010, 02:12 PM
"We wanted to make sure that it was not the Speedy of the 1950s -- the racist Speedy," said the comedian's wife Ann Lopez, who will serve alongside him as a producer. "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."

i wonder if they are going to portray him working in a meticulous setting in Mexico, or jumping the border everyday ... if they want to make it real-life, that would be one way



Why is it okay to be racist with Mexicans? :frantics: If you were stereo typing blacks people would be all up in here gnashing their teeth at your throat! :angry:

rearnakedchoke
02-25-2010, 03:49 PM
Why is it okay to be racist with Mexicans? :frantics: If you were stereo typing blacks people would be all up in here gnashing their teeth at your throat! :angry:

Are you calling me racist?

Miss Foxy
02-25-2010, 04:18 PM
Mexican's seldomly complain about racism? Wrong race.**Blacks do** It's the losers of the race that makes Mexicans look really bad.. Not true Mexicans. Shoot we laugh at ourselves just watch George Lopez!! haha..

Spiritwalker
02-25-2010, 04:27 PM
Mexican's seldomly complain about racism? Wrong race.**Blacks do** It's the losers of the race that makes Mexicans look really bad.. Not true Mexicans. Shoot we laugh at ourselves just watch George Lopez!! haha..



So a "loser mexican" is not a true mexican?? As opposed to a national hero being true mexican??

Not being harsh.. just asking..

Miss Foxy
02-25-2010, 06:32 PM
So a "loser mexican" is not a true mexican?? As opposed to a national hero being true mexican??

Not being harsh.. just asking..
Nope. Not at all. Would you call an American who spies for the Taliban a True American? I wouldnt..

Spiritwalker
02-25-2010, 07:31 PM
Nope. Not at all. Would you call an American who spies for the Taliban a True American? I wouldnt..

point taken

Bonnie
02-25-2010, 07:49 PM
http://img.perezhilton.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/speedy_gonzalezjb__oPt.jpg

:sign0011: Speedy!

County Mike
02-25-2010, 07:56 PM
http://www.countysports.com/images/foxy_speedy.jpg

Bonnie
02-25-2010, 08:39 PM
http://www.countysports.com/images/foxy_speedy.jpg

Speedy had a sex change! :scared0011:

:laugh:

Miss Foxy
02-25-2010, 08:55 PM
http://www.countysports.com/images/foxy_speedy.jpg

love it!!!!!!!

Primadawn
02-26-2010, 01:15 PM
http://www.countysports.com/images/foxy_speedy.jpg

Bwahahahahahaha!

Primadawn
02-26-2010, 01:35 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/MidnightLight/Motivational%20Posters/Racism.jpg

County Mike
02-26-2010, 02:53 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/MidnightLight/Motivational%20Posters/Racism.jpg

The one on the left is an old black monkey whose hair has turned gray. They're still racist. :)

Neezar
02-26-2010, 09:23 PM
Are you calling me racist?


Maybe.



:laugh::laugh::laugh:

KENTUCKYREDBONE
02-27-2010, 08:12 PM
Speedy racist? What are they on? Speedy Gonzales was an excellent cartoon!