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Eddie Murphy, who’s lent his distinctive voice to the character of Donkey in the four ‘Shrek’ movies, is taking on another animated character, Hong Kong Phooey, in a film of the same name based on the Hanna-Barbera animated TV series from the ‘70s about a dog who becomes a kung fu crime fighter.

The property revolves around a dog, Penry, to be played by Murphy, who is granted mystic powers, including the ability to walk, talk and do kung fu. Donning a costume to become Hong Kong Phooey, he sets out to combat criminals. Scatman Crothers provided the character’s voice in the TV series.

Murphy work as a voice actor also includes Thurgood Stubbs in ‘The PJs’ and the dragon Mushu in Disney’s ‘Mulan’.