André Franquin’s Marsupilami is a very popular character in the Franco-Comics belt. Marsu is a funny cat monkey with a long tail who lives in the jungle. Cat monkey. Sold. He’s also known for his funny cry of “Houba!” which is what cat monkeys say instead of “Wooah!”
Marsupilami briefly came to America via Disney in the early 90s. (Fun fact: I once prepared a treatment on the character for Michael Lynton.) Those were animated.
But there is a new French LIVE ACTION Marsupilami movie which is promoted at this site. The site does not allow you to embed the trailer or download any of the art. Luckily, with command-u all things are possible.
Yikes. It is possible that this is the French version of the Garfield movie.
Via Cartoon Brew, with dirt on the Disney version in the comments.
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