Racing Stripes

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Racing Stripes ★★ 2005 (PG)

Farmer Nolan Walsh (Greenwood), finds a baby zebra (voiced by Muniz) left by a traveling circus in rural Kentucky and raises him on his farm. Stripes grows up yearning to be a racing horse, just as Channing (Panettiere), the farmer's daughter, yearns to be a jockey. The plot thickens as Walsh is a former horse trainer whose wife died in a riding accident and has since forbidden Channing from racing. Strange combination of “Babe,” “National Velvet” and “Charlotte's Web” uses live animals with creepy computerenhanced mouths for the speaking parts. Kids will enjoy it, but mom and dad might get bored with its routine plotlines. 102m/C DVD . US Bruce Greenwood, Hayden Panettiere, M. Emmet Walsh, Wendie Malick; D: Frederick Du Chau; W: Frederick Du Chau, David F. Schmidt; C: David Eggby; M: Mark Isham; V: Frankie Muniz, Mandy Moore, Michael Clarke Duncan, Joshua Jackson, Jeff Foxworthy, Joe Pantoliano, Michael Rosenbaum, Steve Harvey, David Spade, Snoop Dogg, Fred Dalton Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Whoopi Goldberg.