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Racing Stripes [DVD] [Widescreen]

  • PG
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • A cute zebra foal gets separated from his circus and is adopted by a horse trainer (Bruce Greenwood) in this live action, talking animal tale. Stripes (voiced by Frankie Muniz) becomes adopted by the trainer's tomboy daughter (Hayden Panettiere)--an aspiring jockey--who subsequently wants to race him in the big leagues. Setbacks include her dad's over-protectiveness (he lost her mom in a horse-racing accident), and the fact that Stripes is a zebra and not a normal horse. Though all the other thoroughbreds turn their noses at this odd-looking interloper, a wizened old pony (Dustin Hoffman) steps in as trainer, and it's time to start prepping for the big race. Other animal characters include a mob "hit-pelican" (voice of Joe Pantoliano), a nurturing goat (voice of Whoopi Goldberg), a rooster (voice of Jeff Foxworthy), and a hound (Snoop Dogg). Mandy Moore does the voice of Stripes' comely mare love interest. Steve Harvey and David Spade are a pair of trash-talking horseflies. Adults will cherish some sly references to older movies, while the kids should get a lot out of the mix of real animals, nonstop gags, and an uplifting message about the importance of not judging a horse by its stripes. Though set in Kentucky, the film was actually lensed in South Africa, with real zebras. M. Emmet Walsh is a welcome addition as a loveable old codger and Wendie Malick is the evil race track owner.
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    • Rating - for mild crude humor and some language
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 33688

  • Credits
    Bruce Greenwood, Hayden Panettiere, M. Emmet Walsh, Michael Emmet Walsh, Wendie Malick, Michael Clarke Duncan, Michael Rosenberg, Fred Dalton Thompson
  • Critic Reviews
    "The vocal talent is top-notch..."
    New York Times

    "[T]he film is populated with endearing animals that are expertly anthropomorphized and that are voiced by, among others, a sprinkling of famous names..."
    Los Angeles Times

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