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"Cheer 'til you're horse!"
  • PG
  • 2005
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 5.2  (18,075)
  • 43

Racing Stripes is a family-friendly movie that was released in 2005, directed by Frederik Du Chau. The movie features a talented cast including Frankie Muniz, Hayden Panettiere, David Spade, Snoop Dogg, and Jeff Foxworthy. It is a story about a young zebra named Stripes who dreams of becoming a horse race champion. The story takes place on a farm in Kentucky where Stripes is born. Stripes, the zebra, is an outsider in a world dominated by horses. He is often ridiculed by the other animals on the farm for his unique stripes, but he never lets that stop him from chasing his dream. Stripes is encouraged by his mother, and he believes that he has what it takes to become a racehorse.

One day, Stripes finds himself in the care of a young girl named Channing Walsh, played by Hayden Panettiere. Channing is the daughter of the farm's owner, a horse trainer, and she takes care of Stripes as if he were her own. Channing becomes Stripes' biggest cheerleader and takes him under her wing, showing him the ropes of horse racing.

As Stripes' training progresses, he meets a group of animals that will become his new friends. A wise-cracking fly, Buzz (voiced by Steve Harvey), a nerdy pelican named Goose (voiced by Jay Mohr), and a trio of wise-cracking, trash-talking barnyard animals all work together to train Stripes for his big race.

Stripes' journey to becoming a racehorse is not without its obstacles. The film showcases the challenges that Stripes faces as he tries to fit in with the other horses and compete against them. The leader of the pack is a thoroughbred horse named Trenton, played by Roger Craig Smith. Trenton is arrogant and feels threatened by Stripes. In an attempt to sabotage Stripes' chances of becoming a racehorse, Trenton and his gang of horses play dirty tricks on Stripes.

Throughout the movie, we see Channing's father's farm in financial trouble. The farm's success is directly tied to the success of the horses that they breed, train, and race. The race that Stripes is training for becomes the biggest race of the year, and everyone is hoping for a win to help save the farm.

Racing Stripes is an engaging movie that is enjoyable for both children and adults. The film has a positive message of perseverance, teamwork, and never giving up on your dreams. The cast is exceptional, and they bring their characters to life. Frankie Muniz does a superb job of voicing Stripes, and Hayden Panettiere's portrayal of Channing makes you root for her and the farm's success.

The movie has some great visuals, especially during the racing scenes. The cinematography is brilliant, and the music is upbeat and engaging. The animal characters are adorable and charming, and each has their own unique personality. The jokes and gags throughout the movie are genuinely funny, and it keeps the movie lighthearted and enjoyable.

In conclusion, Racing Stripes is an entertaining and heartwarming family-friendly movie. It's a feel-good movie with a positive message that teaches children about working hard and never giving up on their dreams. The endearing characters, fun story, and great cast make this movie a must-watch for anyone looking for a feel-good movie.

Racing Stripes is a 2005 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 42 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2 and a MetaScore of 43.

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    1 hr 42 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.2  (18,075)
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