Cheech and Chong get animated for movie

Comedians Cheech & Chong, Cheech Marin (L) and Tommy Chong, pose with artificial marijuana plants for photographers after announcing their first comedy tour in 25 years during a news conference in Los Angeles July 30, 2008. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Cheech and Chong are smokin’. Well, obviously.

As the comedians’ reunion tour, Cheech & Chong Light Up America, fires out nationwide, the stoned duo are set to roll into theaters with their own cartoon feature.

“Cheech and Chong’s Smokin’ Animated Movie” will use the famous comedy bits that appeared on the duo’s comedy albums and films. Lou Adler, the music impresario who discovered Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong in the early 1970s and owns their classic library, has sold the animated rights to DVD producer Big Vision Entertainment and Chambers Bros. Entertainment.

“It’s great to be doing a movie where Cheech and I never have to get out of bed or be on camera,” Chong said.

“It’s about time that we got animated because we’ve been doing animation without the animation for years,” added Marin. “Whether you watch it smokin’ a fattie or stone-cold sober, it’s just plain funny.”

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter