Imagine the above, with a round white boy (in, I hope, the same duds). Or one round furry dude panda.
It was inevitable, really. The Hollywood Reporter posts that Jack Black and Cee-Lo (of Gnarls Barkley) have covered Carl Douglas' "Kung Fu Fighting" for Black's upcoming Kung Fu Panda. At the very least, it should be a bit better than Chris Tucker's version for Rush Hour 3.
Cee-Lo says: "It was inspiring and an honor to have the opportunity to reintroduce the record to a brand new audience, sprinkled with a little of me on top." Meow! However, I really doubt that their cover will inspire young tykes unfamiliar with the song to find out that it's a Carl Douglas tune, and go out to hear more of his music. In reality, we can probably wait 10 years and then hear people say: "Hey, isn't 'Kung Fu Fighting' that Jack Black song?"
You can hear the track on May 27th by picking up the soundtrack or downloading it. As for the film, which also uses the voices of Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, and Dustin Hoffman, it's coming out on June 6.