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Racing Stripes
Genre: Family

Reviewed In Issue 98 (Jul 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Bruce Greenwood, Hayden Panettiere, M. Emmet Walsh, Wendie Malick & The Voice Talents Of Frankie Muniz, Mandy Moore, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jeff Foxworthy, Joshya Jackson, Joe Pantoliano, Michael Roseublum, Steve Harvey, David Spade, Snoop Dogg, Fred Dalton Thompson, Dustin Hoffman & Whoopi Goldberg

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include an alternate ending, barnyard outtkes, a six-minute How To Make Animals Talk featurette, a 10-minute Animal Acting 101 featurette, five additional scenes, a Flyin' Fiasco game featuring Buzz & Scuzz, an Interactive Comic Book feature, a four-minute music promo featuring Sting and Bryan Adams, director Frederik Du Chau audio commentary, and the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 33688
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Mild Crude Humor And Some Language
(Retail Price): $27.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 102
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 05/10/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Frederik Du Chau
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When a Kentucky farmer happens upon an abandoned baby zebra on a stormy night, he brings the the little guy home to a barnyard full of wisecracking animals and caring daughter, Channing (Panettiere). Stripes (voice by Muniz) soon learns what horses in Kentucky are bred to do

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced DVD picture is brightly colored and well balanced with vivid hues that should brighten the home theatre and excite the whole family. Fleshtones are nicely balanced throughout. The picture is sharp and nicely detailed, with all the textures to be seen on a farm appearing to be very nicely delivered. Of course, scrutinizing eyes will noticed some pixelization at times, but there is very little, rare occasions of minor edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges) (Strangely, on our review copy, at 43:39 into the movie, the number 311 pops up on-screen for a fraction of a second.)

With a high end that sounds incomplete, the Dolby