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Overall B-

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.

Violence B+
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B
Substance Use A

MPAA Rating: PG for mild crude humor and some language.

Talk to your kids about…

Racing Stripes

Movies aimed at family audiences often depict a child who has recently lost one or both parents. Why do you think this concept is so popular? How does it change the viewer’s attitude toward the character?

Gambling on horse races is a subplot in this film. Do you think this type of wagering differs from other forms of betting, such as slot machines or casino games? Why is horse racing often depicted as a more “sophisticated” method of gambling?