Fox 2000 has picked up the film rights for the hit 1960s television sitcom about a talking palomino horse called Mister Ed. The series ran from 1961 to 1966, with viewers wondering how the horse, whose real name was Bamboo Harvester, was made to look as if he was talking. It was rumored that peanut butter and/or wires were used, although the star of the show, Alan Young, who played Wilbur, Ed’s owner, recently revealed that Bamboo Harvester had learned he was expected to move his lips whenever he (Young) stopped talking. In the show, Mister Ed only spoke when Wilbur was alone with him. Like the TV show, the film will be live action, but this time around, CGI will be used to animate the horse’s mouth.