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A horse of a different pattern becomes a spoiler in a high-stakes race in the family-friendly comedy-drama. Nolan Walsh (Bruce Greenwood) is a farmer who once earned his living training racehorses before his wife was killed in an accident while riding, which led him to leave the racing game. Nolan tends to his farm and looks after his daughter Channing (Hayden Panettiere) and a large flock of animals, who speak to one another but not to humans. After a traveling circus passes through town, a zebra pony is left behind; Nolan takes in the animal, intending to return it to the circus, but at Channing's insistence they keep the zebra, naming him Stripes (voiced by Frankie Muniz). Channing loves Stripes, and the zebra is welcomed by the other critters on the farm, including grumpy Shetland pony Tucker (voiced by Dustin Hoffman), slow-moving hound dog Lightning (voiced by Snoop Dogg), a New Jersey-born pelican named Goose (voiced by Joe Pantoliano), skinny-brained rooster Reggie (voiced by Jeff Foxworthy), and deep-thinking goat Franny (voiced by Whoopi Goldberg). Channing discovers that Stripes can outrun nearly any horse around, and Woodzie (M. Emmett Walsh), a local character who has spent years handicapping the ponies, is convinced the zebra would be shoo-in in the Kentucky Open, a prestigious race held at the estate of champion horse breeder Clara Dalrymple (Wendie Malick). Channing believes Stripes can win, but he'll need the help of Nolan, who isn't so sure he's ready to start training again; meanwhile, Stripes gets plenty of advice from the other farm animals about his big step onto the race track. Mandy Moore, David Spade, and Steve Harvey also contribute their voice talents to the picture. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:January 14, 2005


Hayden Panettiere
as Channing Walsh
Bruce Greenwood
as Nolan Walsh
M. Emmet Walsh
as Woodzie
Wendie Malick
as Clara Dalrymple
Frankie Muniz
as Stripes
Mandy Moore
as Sandy
Michael Clarke Duncan
as Clydesdale
Jeff Foxworthy
as Reggie
Joshua Jackson
as Trenton's Pride
Joe Pantoliano
as Goose
Michael Rosenbaum
as Ruffshodd
Steve Harvey
as Buzz
David Spade
as Scuzz
Snoop Dogg
as Lightning
Fred Dalton Thompson
as Sir Trenton
Dustin Hoffman
as Tucker
Whoopi Goldberg
as Franny
Caspar Poyck
as Mailman
Tarryn Downes
as Anthem Singer
Gary Bullock
as John Cooper
Matt Stern
as Reporter #4
Graeme Hawkins
as Track Announcer
Thandi Puren
as Reporter #1
Morne Visser
as Reporter #2
Jansen Panettiere
as Young Stripes (Voice)
Dawn Matthews
as Reporter #3
Kyle Alcazar
as Young Pride (Voice)
John Lesley
as Paddock Boss


Frederik Du Chau
Andrew Kosove
Broderick Johnson
Edward L. McDonnell
Lloyd Phillips
Kirk De Micco
Screen Story
David Schmidt
Screen Story
David Schmidt
Steven P. Wegner
Screen Story
Frederik Du Chau
Screen Story
David Eggby
Deva Anderson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Mark Isham
Composer (Music Score)
Tom Finan
Wolf Kroeger
Production Designer
Jonathan Hely-Hutchinson
Art Director
Kira Davis
Philip A. Patterson
Kirk De Micco
Steven P. Wegner
Executive Producer
Emelia Weavind
Set Decorator
Jo Katsaras
Costume Designer
Nico Louw
Sound/Sound Designer
Philip A. Patterson
First Assistant Director
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond
Amanda Mackey-Johnson
Kent Houston
Visual Effects Supervisor
Dion Hatch
Visual Effects Supervisor