My Favorite Movies With Donkeys and Mules (my cousins)
1. “Francis the Talking Mule” There are a series of films actually. I think there are about six or seven of them. I’m not certain if Francis ever received any Oscar nods, but he deserved some. Francis is an experienced army mule and commanding general of the 123rd Mule Detachment. I lost count of the military honors he racked up.
2. “Gus” Gus is a football kicking mule. He can boot that ball 100 yards and propels The California Atoms from worst to first. I can think of a few football teams that could use a good kicker.
3. “Shrek” This is another series of movies. Okay, Shrek is a cool, green, Ogre, but we all know the real hero of these films is Donkey. He is an intelligent, funny, sensitive, and talkative guy. I have no idea why the movie is not named “Donkey”. Let’s face it, without Donkey’s star power, these movies would be snooze fests.
4. “Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore” – Who doesn’t love a good Eeyore story? Winnie the Pooh (WP as I refer to him) finds our pal in a gloomy mood. WP figures out that the cause is that everybody has forgotten Eeyore’s birthday. After several tries, they finally get their stuff together and have a celebration. Glad to see my pal, Eeyore have his day.
5. “Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey” Nestor is a small Donkey with giant ears that even socks can’t hide. (Remember Rudolph and his nose?) Nestor saves the day by being in the right place at the right time to make sure a special couple makes it to Bethlehem on time. He is a special mammal.
Honorable Mention: “Pinocchio” Pinocchio briefly becomes a Donkey, joins a circus, and learns a lesson. I understand the learning a lesson part and I don’t want to join a circus. But this movie earns only an Honorable Mention, because being a Donkey is awesome.
Come see me soon. Maybe we can watch a movie together. The Leesburg Drive- In is a cool place to take in a good flick.