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
(Bruce Greenwood) and his young daughter
Panettiere) on their Kentucky farm.
part of an eclectic barnyard family, led by
pony Tucker (voiced by Dustin Hoffman) and
by Whoopi Goldberg), a sharp-tongued but
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,
manic horsefly duo Buzz (voiced by Steve
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
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!
presents the live action/CGI animation
picture "Racing Stripes," directed by Frederik
Du Chau, starring
Bruce Greenwood, Hayden Panettiere, M.
and Wendie Malick and featuring the voices of
Mandy Moore, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jeff
Jackson, Joe Pantoliano, Michael
Harvey, David Spade, Snoop Dogg, Fred
with Dustin Hoffman and Whoopi Goldberg.
The film is
produced by Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson,
and Edward L. McDonnell. Steven P. Wegner
serves as executive
producer. The co-producers are Philip
Kira Davis and Kirk DeMicco. The director of
is David Eggby, A.C.S. Edited by Tom Finan.
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
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
Harvey, Wendie Malick, Frankie Muniz,
Joe Pantoliano, Michael Rosenbaum, David
Spade and M.
Emmet Walsh. With celebrity guests Jeff
Petty, and more to follow.
WHEN: Saturday, January 8, 2005
WHERE: Grauman's Chinese
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
- Your coverage of this event is invited -
Press Credentials will be issued at the event
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,
Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment
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,
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