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Mike Myers to voice Pepe Le Pew
Warner Brothers is trying to push their legacy animation characters back into American pop-culture. New York Magazine is reporting that Warner Bros. is developing a life-action/CGI movie based on the love struck Pepe Le Pew which will be voiced by Shrek creator Mike Myers.
The decision to reinvigorate the Looney Tunes cast of characters – which includes fading American icons like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Porky Pig – is a high priority for Warner Bros., for while they still throw off a billion dollars in licensing revenue annually, that’s barely a fifth of what Disney makes every year from licensing better-known characters like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.
Created in 1945, Pep’e Le Pew starred in over a dozen animated short films for Warner Bros., and one of them, Chuck Jones’s For Scent-imental Reasons, even won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Subject (Cartoons) in 1949.