Flicka to hit big screens (again)

12 09 2006

Hunter-Jumper News has a long feature on Flicka, the upcoming remake of the classic 1943 movie. Shot in California and New Zealand, the movie stars Alison Lohman, Tim McGraw and Maria Bello, and is set to open in October. Sadly, it has already generated some controversy over the deaths of two horses on set.

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13 09 2006
barngoddess

I was so looking forward to this movie until I read 2 horses died in the making of the movie…sigh.

19 10 2006
A Hollywood ending for Yakamas’ wild horses? « Bridlepath

[...] Finally, a movie promotion tie-in which doesn’t involve acres of Burger King tat…Janet Wainwright, a Seattle-based publicist for 20th Century Fox, has persuaded the Yakama Nation (in the state of Washington) to allow surplus horses from their wild bands to be adopted by non-First Nations people for the first time. The tribe joined forces with 20th Century Fox to promote the film “Flicka“, about a teenager who adopts and bonds with a wild mustang. The Yakama Nation manages and protects about five thousand wild horses on its reservation in central Washington, but the overpopulated herd is disrupting the ecosystem, stamping out medicinal plants and food for deer and other animals. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has a great article about the promotion here. [...]

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