George Lopez To Voice Speedy Gonzales Because…Who Knows?

by Dustin D'Addato on February 25, 2010

First they came for Transformers and I did not speak out because the show was already ridiculous.

Then they came for G.I. Joe and I did not speak out because Marlon Wayans needs the work.

Then they came for Speedy Gonzales and I told them to go F*&K themselves because that’s a stupid f*&king idea.

Reuters in reporting that George Lopez has signed on tobe the voice of Speedy Gonzales in a new movie by New Line Cinema.  Correction the new lest racisty Speedy Gonzales.

“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.

Now before you go thinking, wasn’t the original Speedy Gonzales cartoons (which apparently won a flippin Academy Award) kind of boring as it is?  Won’t it be difficult to make such a repetitive and simplistic character into a full length movie?  Don’t worry because “Garfield scribes Alec Sokolow and Joel Cohen will write the script”.   So as you can see it’s in good hands.

Also, didn’t Family guy already do this…(warning, clip is super low quality)

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