Racing Stripes

Racing Stripes
Starring: Frankie Muniz, Hayden Panettiere, Bruce Greenwood, Dustin Hoffman, Whoopi Goldberg, Joe Pantoliano, Mandy Moore, Patrick Stewart, Joshua Jackson, Michael Rosenbaum, Steve Harvey, David Spade, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jeff Foxworthy
Director: Frederik Du Chau (Quest for Camelot,The Land Before Time 3- Animator)
Rated: G

Racing Stripes is the tale of a baby zebra named Stripes (voiced by FRANKIE MUNIZ), who is accidentally abandoned by a travelling circus during a rainstorm. The helpless zebra foal is discovered by horse trainer Nolan Walsh (BRUCE GREENWOOD), who rescues Stripes and takes him home to live with him and his young daughter Channing (HAYDEN PANETTIERE) on their modest Kentucky farm.

Stripes soon becomes a happy member of the farm's barnyard animal family, led by a cranky Shetland Pony named Tucker (voiced by DUSTIN HOFFMAN) and Franny (voiced by WHOOPI GOLDBERG), a wise goat who looks after Stripes. The group also features bird-brained rooster Reggie (voiced by JEFF FOXWORTHY) and Goose, (voiced by JOE PANTOLIANO) a deranged big-city pelican on the lam who's hiding out in the sticks until the heat dies down in Jersey.

Stripes and Channing grow up together as best friends who, unbeknownst to Channing, share a similar ambition - both dream of racing in the prestigious Kentucky Open. Channing longs to train as a jockey, but her protective father refuses to let her compete in the potentially dangerous sport. Stripes just knows that if he could get onto the track, he could leave all the other horses in the dust. What he doesn't know is......he's not exactly a horse.

The neighbouring Estate is run by the ruthless queen of the Kentucky racing circuit, Clara Dalrymple (WENDIE MALICK). Stripes battles the ridicule of the Estate's thoroughbreds-in-training, Sir Trenton's Pride (voiced by JOSHUA JACKSON) and Ruffshod (voiced by MICHAEL ROSENBAUM), who taunt him relentlessly about his lack of breeding and unusual appearance. But the Estate is home to some kinder residents, such as Sandy (voiced by MANDY MOORE), a beautiful mare whose admiration and affection for Stripes further enrages his rivals.

With the help of his barnyard friends, Stripes must overcome prejudice and self-doubt to pursue his lifelong dream of running with the big horses and landing in the winner's circle.

Some champions are born, not bred.