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Spielberg? War Horse?? Pssh, Fox rebooting Mr. Ed instead

10.05.2011

Get the carrots ready! While DreamWorks is gunning for an Oscar with their horse film, Fox is going a different route, planning a big-screen reboot of the classic 1960s talking horse show MR. ED. Here's the good news: unlike MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS, YOGI BEAR and ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS, MR. ED won't feature a CGI cartoon-style animal. Instead, producers have cast Sarah Jessica Parker to star as the talking horse. Hey-ohhhh!

In actuality, the film will use a real horse but will use CGI to make the horse's lips move. That stands in stark contrast to the 1960s when a producer would work nylon strings attached to a horse's mouth and work it to the puppet. While the old carrot-in-the-butt tale made for a great story, unfortunately it was nothing but an urban legend.

Now if your kids really want to see a funny talking horse movie (no SEX AND THE CITY jokes, please...) you should just go out and rent 1988's HOT TO TROT. Bobcat Goldthwait at the height of his fame, John Candy voicing the horse and Dabney Coleman being Dabney Coleman. Then again, there was that scene where Don the Horse orders an inflatable horse to have sex with so maybe that's not best for the kids...

No word on when MR. ED might begin filming but there's no writer or director attached yet.

Source: THR

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6:21PM on 10/05/2011
I lol'd @ the 1st paragraph. Seriously though a Mr. Ed movie?
I lol'd @ the 1st paragraph. Seriously though a Mr. Ed movie?
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3:43PM on 10/05/2011
I believe the correct term for rebooting 'Mr. Ed' is "re-shoeing".
I believe the correct term for rebooting 'Mr. Ed' is "re-shoeing".
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2:09PM on 10/05/2011

Who knows....

Maybe Sarah Jessica Parker will win an Oscar for her stellar lifelike performance!
Maybe Sarah Jessica Parker will win an Oscar for her stellar lifelike performance!
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5:06PM on 10/05/2011
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11:57AM on 10/05/2011
What do I care, i'm not going to see it, never watched the original, yet still know the theme song. If people want to buy a ticket to it, by all means, what do we have to compare every horse movie now?
What do I care, i'm not going to see it, never watched the original, yet still know the theme song. If people want to buy a ticket to it, by all means, what do we have to compare every horse movie now?
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11:34AM on 10/05/2011
Every time I hear Mr. Ed now, I'm reminded of the racist animals in Hollywood sketch from Chapelle show.....
Every time I hear Mr. Ed now, I'm reminded of the racist animals in Hollywood sketch from Chapelle show.....
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11:00AM on 10/05/2011
Mr. Ed was good for its time but after all the animal talking movies of the 90's and 2000's whats the point?
Mr. Ed was good for its time but after all the animal talking movies of the 90's and 2000's whats the point?
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10:54AM on 10/05/2011
Mr Ed sucked. Why not just do hot to trot instead. That movie was a true classic. YOU GOTTA FIGHT....FOR YOUR RIGHT.....TO PARTY!!!! Damn I love that movie.
Mr Ed sucked. Why not just do hot to trot instead. That movie was a true classic. YOU GOTTA FIGHT....FOR YOUR RIGHT.....TO PARTY!!!! Damn I love that movie.
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