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Racing Stripes

In this talking animal yarn, Channing Walsh (Hayden Panettiere) adopts an abandoned circus zebra (voiced by Frankie Muniz), and convinces her father (Bruce Greenwood) to train the striped African orphan to race against pedigreed stallions at a horse race. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Theater Release: 13 Jan 2005
Video Release: 09 May 2005
MPAA Rating: PG
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Nominated for an Academy Award, the film Babe pioneered new methods in talking animal movies. Virginia’s Run presents another story about a young girl whose father bans her from horse racing after her mother dies in a riding accident.

Home Video Extra Features

DVD Release date: 10 May 2005
I bet you’ll be surprised at the jackpot of bonus features to be had on the DVD release of Racing Stripes. Extras include: a never-before-seen alternate ending, a barnyard outtakes reel, a How to Make Animals Talk featurette, acting class with the animals and their trainers, deleted scenes and the theatrical trailer. Other nuggets of note are Buzz and Scuzz’s Flying Fiasco Challenge, Virtual Comic Book: The Racing Stripes Prequel and The Music of Racing Stripes with Sting and Bryan Adams. Director Frederik Du Chau also provides commentary. The movie is available in English, with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.

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