Racing Stripes (2005)
SouthAfrica / English
"His stripes made him an outcast. His heart made him a hero. "An abandoned zebra (voice of Frankie Muniz) grows up believing he is a racehorse, and, with the help of his barnyard friends and a teenage girl (Hayden Panettiere), sets out to achieve his dream of racing with thoroughbreds.
Watch Stripes run...
Though I have been a dedicated visitor to IMDb since I have heard about
it first in 2000, this... is my first user comment for a movie. And I
am very proud to give it for Racing Stripes.
What shall I say about this movie? Talking animals, American humour,
words, phrases and scenes which need to be in a racing movie. Is that
This is the story of a zebra who with the help of his animal friends
and love of the daughter of his master, achieves the unthinkable - a
race against the horses.
With a single zebra, these people have woven and created a celluloid
which comes with ounces and ounces of passion, all for free. Right from
the first scene when Stripes is introduced until the last flash of the
race, passion is one word with which we are gripped. Stripes, the hero
of the movie, steals our hearts with its innocent expressions, cute
barking and an iron-fisted ambition.
A humble movie with a great animal team, good actors, visual effects,
applaudable cinematography and editing,... wait. There is something
which I am missing. Yes. Those unmistakable moments when the sounds and
visuals speak to us. Flashes, slow motions, brilliant ups and downs of
music and much much more which made all those animals' expressions
visible and audible even when they don't speak. The shot by shot
translation of the moods and motivation for the racing zebra build the
Leave all to your imagination. Watch Stripes begin that run. Those
minutes, I couldn't close my eyelids even for a routine blink.
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