Speedy Gonzales Movie To Race Mouse Stereotypes to Screens

April 4, 2016

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Speedy in a scene that will hopefully be left out of the feature film.

With our ideas for Beverly Hills Chihuahua films long ago drained, Hollywood has at last come up with a new way to give Hispanic audiences a voice in the most sadly reductive way possible. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. has started development on Speedy, an animated feature take on the Looney Tunes character Speedy Gonzales, world's fastest ethnic caricature. Eugenio Derbez, who starred in, wrote, and directed 2013's Instructions Not Included--notably, the fourth highest-grossing foreign film in the US--is attached to voice the title hero.

Of the project, producer Dylan Sellers said, "We see this as an origin story of the great master [note: no one has ever called Speedy Gonzales "the great master"], like a Robin Hood character, who ultimately ends up taking from the rich and giving to the poor. In a time when Donald Trump is gaining momentum, the world needs Speedy more than ever."

Though, to be fair, if a Speedy Gonzales franchise is truly the metaphorical wall we need to build between ourselves and a Trump administration, aren't we kind of fucked already?

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