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George Lopez to voice Speedy Gonzales in film (Not the "50's racist Speedy Gonzales")
Yahoo ^ | 2-24-10

Posted on 02/25/2010 2:14:32 PM PST by launcher

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."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

(Excerpt) Read more at movies.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: animation; georgelopez; speedygonzales
Not racist

racist

1 posted on 02/25/2010 2:14:32 PM PST by launcher
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To: launcher

Arriba Arriba......Love Speedy cartoons as a kid...


2 posted on 02/25/2010 2:16:04 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: launcher

Can the Frito Bandito be far behind?


3 posted on 02/25/2010 2:17:51 PM PST by slumber1
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To: launcher

Speedy is all about him stealing cheese while Sylvester tries and stop him.


4 posted on 02/25/2010 2:19:18 PM PST by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: launcher

Story line sounds like a loser.


5 posted on 02/25/2010 2:20:19 PM PST by republicangel
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To: launcher

We wanted to make sure that it was not the Speedy of the 1950s — the racist Speedy,”.....

L.O.L.!.....isn’t P.C. grand?


6 posted on 02/25/2010 2:20:25 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: launcher
"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."

LOL. Let me know how that works out for ya.

7 posted on 02/25/2010 2:21:40 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I didn’t know that Speedy was a racist, did you?


8 posted on 02/25/2010 2:22:35 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Too bad, another Holly Wood butchering of a classical cartoon. Same as they have done to Loonytoons making them PC’d. BORING and no humor.


9 posted on 02/25/2010 2:23:45 PM PST by jedi150
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To: launcher

Everyone knows his seester.


10 posted on 02/25/2010 2:24:00 PM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: launcher

What was wrong with the original Speedy? I thought he was great.


11 posted on 02/25/2010 2:24:47 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (Man the pitchforks and torches.......let the revolution begin)
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To: launcher

It will be OK:

Just as long as all married white men are stupid and lazy.

And the Jewish men are greedy shopkeepers with mother issues.

And Roman Catholic priests like little boys.

And the Protestant Christian ministers are gay and/or women haters and/or corrupt money grubbers.


12 posted on 02/25/2010 2:24:56 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: launcher; La Lydia

“La Raza” Speedy will be a member of MEChA, who is working to return the stolen Southwest (”Aztlan”) to the new bronze race.


13 posted on 02/25/2010 2:25:13 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: launcher
You've gotta have heart!


14 posted on 02/25/2010 2:26:38 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: Travis McGee

Speedy will be a dilligent worker exploited by the grape farmers of California and chased by La Migra.


15 posted on 02/25/2010 2:27:21 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: launcher

no comment


16 posted on 02/25/2010 2:27:32 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: jedi150
I'm pretty sure these guys are working on the soundtrack
17 posted on 02/25/2010 2:28:26 PM PST by launcher
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To: Brett66

Backwards. “He knows my sister”

“Speedy Gonzales knows EVERYBODY’S sister.”

Even Mel Blanc wrote that it came from a dirty joke.


18 posted on 02/25/2010 2:28:33 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: slumber1

All property is theft. Those Fritos are being liberated. That’s nacho cheese!


19 posted on 02/25/2010 2:29:45 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: launcher
The Fastest Mouse in all of Medico!


20 posted on 02/25/2010 2:29:59 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: launcher
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

that's too bad... i loved Speedy Gonzalez... can't stand George Lopez... in addition, it's ridiculous that he doesn't even know how to use the word, "racist." Speedy Gonzalez was not a racist... while the writers were racial in their writings, i don't know that they were racists...

it's hard not to be racial... i think everybody is to different degrees...

21 posted on 02/25/2010 2:30:18 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: launcher

I’d guess that the new Speedy suffers harsh treatment at the hands of, say, Sheriff Arpaio and his kind.

(AZ Maricopa County 2008: Illegal aliens down 30%. Total felonies down 18.5%. Thx Sheriff Arpaio!)


22 posted on 02/25/2010 2:31:50 PM PST by donna (SarahPAC has donated money to...(wait for it)...Lindsey Graham!)
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To: Travis McGee

I have to say, Speedy has been doing a bang-up job.


23 posted on 02/25/2010 2:32:35 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: a fool in paradise

Maybe he can be a coyote smuggling immigrants, or a member of the Mexican Mafia.


24 posted on 02/25/2010 2:34:38 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: launcher

“the racist Speedy”

Everything is racist to these idiots.

It’s their default position and, usually, their only position.


25 posted on 02/25/2010 2:36:14 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: TexasCajun

Time warner should have named thier High Speed internet Speedy Gonzales instead of Road Runner for its San Antonio and Brownsville Markets

Now that wasn’t very PC was it?


26 posted on 02/25/2010 2:37:54 PM PST by Rightly Biased (If Clinton was the first black president then Obama is the first black Jesus.)
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To: launcher

So, Mr. “I wann give a shout out to La Raza” will make sure the new Speedy isn’t racist. Sure.


27 posted on 02/25/2010 2:40:09 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: launcher

Upon calling Sarah Palin a ‘bitch’ on his show last week, I decided to steer clear of anything this sorry POS ever does. The only smile he’ll ever bring to my face is when I have the lovely opportunity to read his obituary, which I hope will be sooner rather than later.


28 posted on 02/25/2010 2:47:57 PM PST by greene66
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To: LukeL

Speedy just wanted stolen largesse and Sylvester was “bad” for wanting to protect his owners home. Sounds like 2010 not 1950s !


29 posted on 02/25/2010 2:50:33 PM PST by omega4179 (jdforsenate.com hunt some rinos 2010)
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To: launcher

Lopez is a pro-=Obama piece of ***t. You should not pimp his movies here.


30 posted on 02/25/2010 2:50:55 PM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: slumber1
Maybe next, "non-racist" remakes of the Cisco Kid?

Ay, Pancho! Ay, Cisco!

31 posted on 02/25/2010 3:00:31 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: slumber1
Speaking of... I loved the Frito Bandito. I wish I had some of the eraser toppers I got from the packages of Fritos when I was a kid (early '70s)... problem is that I made a lot of mistakes and I needed to erase :-)


32 posted on 02/25/2010 3:04:15 PM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: launcher
Nothing like dumping on the pioneers, the people who made your success possible:

I know Bill Dana wasn't Mexican, but how far is George Lopez from Jose Jimenez, really? Maybe George Lopez is an offensive racial stereotype himself.

33 posted on 02/25/2010 3:08:21 PM PST by x
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To: launcher

A while back there was an abortive attempt to take the popular WB Looney Tunes characters and horribly mutate them into futuristic action heroes. To say it was not well received is an understatement.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6989380

In fact, it was completely rejected by the audience. So they briefly tried to tone it down, and that was just as bad, but in a different way.

In giving it the only memorial it deserved, someone made a particularly foul and offensive flash animation, liberally peppered with obscenities. So much so that I won’t even give you a link for it. If you truly want to see how much people despised it, Google:

A New Bunny (uncensored) swf

I mean, people really hated it. There is no love, here.


34 posted on 02/25/2010 3:14:03 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: launcher
But who is going to play Slow Poke Rodriquez??

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35 posted on 02/25/2010 3:30:19 PM PST by Kid Shelleen (Keep your socialized health care off my body !!)
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To: launcher
How dare you ?? That is slow poke ; here is speedy. I guess they must all look alike ??? /s

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36 posted on 02/25/2010 3:32:51 PM PST by Kid Shelleen (Keep your socialized health care off my body !!)
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To: LukeL

Yes — aimed at the young children mostly (like tweety bird/etc.) — they need reassurance that the little guy sometimes wins.

Foghorn Leghorn/Barnyard Dog is aimed at the older set; sometimes Foghorn wins and other times Barnyard Dog wins.

I suppose they think Foghorn was racist too — being patterned after an old school southern politician (Senator Claghorn on the old Fred Allen radio show, as I understand).


37 posted on 02/25/2010 4:10:51 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: slumber1
Can the Frito Bandito be far behind?

He will be the 120-pound "Frito Amigo" and will spend most of the commercial guiding you through their low-sodium, trans-fat-free nutrition label.

38 posted on 02/25/2010 5:30:07 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jedi150

via videosift.com
39 posted on 02/26/2010 5:53:05 AM PST by Tarantulas ( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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