I didn't know it existed until just now. It looks cheerful and quite nice.
From the article:
Now, Craig Rozynski, an Australian graphic designer based in Japan, is trying to single-handedly revive the fortunes of the much-maligned font by giving it a makeover fit for the 2010s. Internet, meet Comic Neue.
“Comic Neue aspires to be the casual script choice for everyone including the typographically savvy,” writes Rozynski on comicneue.com, where the font can be downloaded for free.
That actually doesn't look half bad. It's got a very modern feel to it and I think it does hold to the spirit of the original while being less abrasive.