Warner Bros. Pictures is developing “Speedy,” a new animated feature film based on Looney Tunes’ sprinting Mexican mouse character Speedy Gonzales.
Beloved Mexican filmmaker/actor Eugenio Derbez will voice the mouse and his signature “Arriba! Arriba! Andale! Andale!” catch cry in the new film, replacing the Mel Blanc who voiced the mouse in the original cartoons and the Oscar-winning 1955 short film that introduced the character.
Hank Nelken (“Are We Done Yet?”) will pen the script which is being called a heist caper and ‘Robin Hood’-style origin story. The film is also expected to be produced in both English and Spanish-speaking versions. Derbez and Ben Odell and Dylan Sellers will produce.