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Moranis, Thomas revive 'Bob & Doug'

Fox is developing a primetime animated comedy from the 'SCTV' pair

(FROM THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) — ''Take off!'' That's what Bob and Doug McKenzie, the beer-loving Canadian brothers created by Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas back in 1980, are about to do again. The Fox network has joined Canada's Global Television in developing a cartoon pilot, The Animated Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie, in which Moranis and Thomas will return to voice the characters they made famous during the 1980s on classic sketch comedy show SCTV, on a hit comedy album, in commercials, and in the 1983 film Strange Brew. Global has ordered 13 episodes of the primetime animated series, which will place the brew-chugging brothers in a town full of friends and family members. Providing other voices will be fellow Canadian actors and comics, including Dave Coulier (Full House), Colin Mochrie, Pat McKenna, Derek McGrath, Ron Pardo, Jayne Eastwood, and Ho Chow. Moranis (who has kept a low profile over the last decade) and Thomas have been trying to launch an animated revival of their beloved comic characters since at least 2003, when an abortive attempt at a pilot appeared as a cartoon short on the Strange Brew DVD. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Originally posted Jun 17, 2008