April 20, 2008 / 7:54 PM / in 10 years

Bob and Doug Mackenzie revived in cartoon

TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) - Global Television has acquired a cartoon based on the beer-addled Second City Television characters Bob and Doug Mackenzie, played by Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis. It will debut next year.

The Bob and Doug characters launched as a two-minute skit on the Canadian Broadcasting Corp’s sketch-comedy series SCTV in 1980, in part to mock federal government rules that require the public broadcaster to air identifiably “Canadian content” in its homegrown TV shows.

The “hoser” characters grew a cult following as they went on to star in TV commercials and the 1983 dumb buddy feature film “The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew.”

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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