Vulture is reporting that Mike Myers will take on the voice of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies character Pepé Le Pew in a live-action/CGI feature at Warner Bros. Pictures.
In the cartoons, which first premiered in 1945, Pepé Le Pew is a French skunk who 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.
In the film, Pepé and the cat would be CGI characters while the rest of the film would be live action.
The Chuck Jones-directed Pepé Le Pew short “For Scent-imental Reasons” won an Oscar for Best Short Subject (Cartoons) in 1949.
Myers has voiced Shrek in DreamWorks Animation’s popular franchise that includes four films, a theme park ride and two television specials.