New Live-Action 'Wishbone' Movie in the Works

Universal Pictures and Mattel Films will bring to beloved '90s TV series to the big screen

BY Allie GregoryPublished Jul 15, 2020

Beloved '90s TV series Wishbone — starring an imaginative and well-read Jack Russell Terrier — is coming back in a big way with a brand new live-action movie.

Universal Pictures and Mattel Films will develop the new feature film alongside Academy Award-winner Peter Farrelly, supervising producer, Kevin McKeon and executive producer, Robbie Brenner.

"Our deep library of iconic franchises continues to offer cinematic storytelling opportunities," Brenner said in a statement [via Variety]. "We're thrilled to be working with Peter Farrelly, Roy Parker and Universal to take the beloved dog classic into a new direction with a modern reimagination of the franchise."

The original TV series ran for 50 episodes on PBS, beginning back in 1996, and followed "the little dog with a big imagination," the titular Wishbone, as he reenacted literary works in his dreams.

So far, the film has no official release date, nor has the role of Wishbone been cast.

Refresh your Wishbone memory and watch the original intro below.

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