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Frog on a hog…
Movie buffs, it’s true what you’ve heard. There is a remake of “The Great Escape,” and the Steve McQueen part, complete with the classic motorcycle scene, is played by a frog. This was quite a radical casting decision, and it meant the other key roles had to be filled either by itty-bitty actors, or very well-trained amphibians.
The benefits of this strategy are obvious, of course. The whole movie was shot on a small sound stage, and four children with beach toys dug the escape tunnel in one afternoon, working only for juice boxes.
The remake looks likely to be the career-making role for this frog, named Oui. As a trivia footnote, Oui immediately shoots to the top of the list of celebs with the highest percentage of vowels in their names.
Oui the frog sits on a miniature motorcycle in the eastern beach town of Pattaya January 10, 2008. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang