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"Eddie Murphy Voices Hong Kong Phooey"Eddie Murphy has been confirmed to voice the lead character Penry, in the upcoming live-action/animated hybrid ‘Hong Kong Phooey’.

The comedy star, Eddie Murphy is making his return to animated movies, after he has completed voicing the ‘Shrek’ franchise. Now, he has been set to lend his voice for the lead character of the upcoming animated hybrid movie ‘Hong Kong Phooey’ of Alcon Entertainment.

He would lend his voice for Penry, the lead role of the movie. Penry is mild mannered dog, who will be granted with mystical powers, after it accidentally stumbles into a secret ceremony. As a result, it gets the ability to walk, talk and do kung-fu. Penry sports a costume and emerges as Hong Kong Phooey and fights against the crime with the help of a cat called Spot, who is his trusting sidekick.

The movie has been adapted from Hanna-Barbera cartoon series of 70s. The movie will be produced by Kosove and Johnson along with Brett Ratner and Jay Stern and Steven P. Wegner will serve as the executive producer of the movie.

Alex Zamm, the director of ‘Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts, the sequel of ‘Dr. Dolittle’ will helm the project. Kosove and Johnson said that, they could not be happier that, Eddie will be playing as Phooey. They also added that, Eddie has contributed a lot to cinema entertaining the families with ‘Shrek’ and ‘Dr. Dolittle’ and are hoping to watch him again in yet another classic character.

Eddie has recently reprised his character of Donkey in ‘Shrek Forever After’, which earned $750 through out the world and he will also next be seen opposite Ben Stiller in the upcoming comedy flick ‘The Tower Heist’.

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