Seeing Stars: Movie Premiere

PRESS RELEASE


 
World Premiere of ``Racing Stripes'' Benefiting Victory Junction Saturday, January 8th 
 

WHAT:     "Racing Stripes" is the tale of a baby zebra named Stripes 
          (voiced by Frankie Muniz), who is raised by horse trainer 
          Nolan Walsh (Bruce Greenwood) and his young daughter
          Channing (Hayden Panettiere) on their Kentucky farm. 
          Stripes becomes part of an eclectic barnyard family, led by 
          grumpy Shetland pony Tucker (voiced by Dustin Hoffman) and 
          Franny (voiced by Whoopi Goldberg), a sharp-tongued but 
          loving nanny goat.  Stripes and Channing both dream of 
          racing in the prestigious Kentucky Open - Stripes knows 
          that if he can just get onto the track, he will leave all
          the other horses in the dust.  What he doesn't know is... 
          he's not exactly a horse.  He's helped in his pursuit of
          glory by his friends back on the farm and down at the track,
          including the manic horsefly duo Buzz (voiced by Steve 
          Harvey) and Scuzz (voiced by David Spade), whose love of 
          song and dance is eclipsed only by their love of hot dogs 
          and horse poop.  As Stripes thrusts himself into a world of
          elite athletes, intense competition and enormous stakes, he 
          must prove he's fast enough and tough enough to run with 
          the big horses if he wants to land in the winner's circle 
          at the Kentucky Open.  Some champions are born, not bred!

          Alcon Entertainment presents the live action/CGI animation 
          family motion picture "Racing Stripes," directed by Frederik
          Du Chau, starring Bruce Greenwood, Hayden Panettiere, M. 
          Emmet Walsh and Wendie Malick and featuring the voices of
          Frankie Muniz, Mandy Moore, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jeff 
          Foxworthy, Joshua Jackson, Joe Pantoliano, Michael 
          Rosenbaum, Steve Harvey, David Spade, Snoop Dogg, Fred
          Dalton Thompson with Dustin Hoffman and Whoopi Goldberg.  
          The film is produced by Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson,
          Lloyd Phillips and Edward L. McDonnell.  Steven P. Wegner 
          serves as executive producer.  The co-producers are Philip
          A. Patterson, Kira Davis and Kirk DeMicco.  The director of
          photography is David Eggby, A.C.S.  Edited by Tom Finan. 
          Wolf Kroeger serves as production designer.  Screenplay by
          David F. Schmidt, story by David F. Schmidt & Steven P.
          Wegner and Kirk DeMicco & Frederik Du Chau. The music
          supervisor is Deva Anderson. Music composed by Mark Isham, 
          with new songs by Sting and Bryan Adams.

WHO:      From the film: Michael Clarke Duncan, Jeff Foxworthy, Bruce
          Greenwood, Steve Harvey, Wendie Malick, Frankie Muniz, 
          Hayden Panettiere, Joe Pantoliano, Michael Rosenbaum, David
          Spade and M. Emmet Walsh.  With celebrity guests Jeff 
          Gordon, Kyle Petty, and more to follow.

WHEN:     Saturday, January 8, 2005     WHERE:    Grauman's Chinese
          Crew Arrivals:  9:15AM                  6925 Hollywood Blvd.
          Celebrity Arrivals: 10:00AM             Hollywood
          Screening: 11:00AM
 

              - Your coverage of this event is invited -
             Press Credentials will be issued at the event

           "Racing Stripes" has been rated PG by the MPAA for
                 "mild crude humor and some language."
       www.racingstripesmovie.com / AOL Keyword: Racing Stripes

   "Racing Stripes" will be released on Friday, January 14, 2005 by
     Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
 
 

About Victory Junction 

Founded by NASCAR driver Kyle Petty and his wife Pattie, as well as 2002 Winston Cup Champion Tony Stewart, Victory Junction is a $25 million year-round facility serving children and families from around the country. The camp provides sessions to children ages 7 to 15 suffering from chronic and life threatening illnesses, as well as family programs in the Spring, Fall and Winter. Because of the Petty family's longtime prominence in motorsports, Victory Junction is designed with a NASCAR racing theme, complete with a racetrack. The camp incorporates the sights, sounds, look and feel of racing, allowing campers to begin their experience by entering the camp through a tunnel and crossing a starting line into a world of creativity, excitement and empowerment. Victory Junction's 75-acre site has more than 36 buildings, including a dining hall, gym, pool, theater, therapeutic equestrian center, arts and crafts center, race shop and sixteen camper cabins. The Victory Junction Gang Camp, a proud charity of NASCAR, opened in June 2004 and is free to children and their families. For more information, visit www.victoryjunction.org.
  

Contacts  
 
Warner Bros. Pictures
Broadcast: Kim Lerner, 818-954-6718 
Print: Gina Soliz, 818-954-6705
Photo: Michael Taylor, 818-954-6585 
Online: Brenda Falitz, 818-954-6676
International: IS Film, Trish Vasquez, 310-309-8435 
  
 





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