By far the classiest model of the MUNI system, the historic F-line streetcar that runs along the Embarcadero and up Market to the Castro hit the silver screen lately with its appearance in the background in Milk
. But as Angelina Jolie can attest (she voiced a poochy lipped fish in Shark Tale
and tigress in Kung Fu Panda
) you aren't a true star these days until you've been turned into an animated character in a DreamWorks feature film.
The Milan tram of the F-line fleet is about to get that break: It will be one of the animated San Francisco landmarks in the upcoming 3-D DreamWorks movie Monsters vs. Aliens
, hitting theaters March 27. We're not sure if the streetcar will be bashed up by droids and extraterrestrials or merely serve as an extremely slow get-away vehicle, but apparently the streetcar couldn't wait for the credits to roll. It's already reveling in its 15 minutes of fame by posting the news in the car itself: