Warner Bros. Bringing Looney Tunes' Pepé Le Pew to Big Screen with Mike Myers
Published: October 7, 2010 - 7:17am
Mike Myers is looking to do more voice over work since becoming Shrek back in 2001. He will now voice the Looney Tunes skunk Pepé Le Pew in a feature length film.
Warner Bros. has seen a decline in their popular characters over the years and is looking to reinvigorate them back into pop culture. Earlier this year WB announced three shorts featuring Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner premiering in theaters before some of their feature releases.
They are now making a feature film focusing on the love stricken French skunk and the cat that is repeatedly the object of his affection, Penelope Pussycat. In the cartoons, which first premiered in 1945, Pepé Le Pew is always in pursuit of a black cat that has a white stripe painted down her back by accident. He, of course, thinks it's a skunk and won't take "no" for an answer, even though she often physically assaults him.
The movie will be live action except for Pepé and his love interest. Pepé Le Pew, one of the lesser known characters, 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.