Racing Stripes 2 is a 2020 American sports comedy family film directed by Frederik Du Chau. It is a sequel to the 2005 film Racing Stripes. The film was produced by Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Lloyd Phillips and Edward L. McDonnell, based on a script written by David Schmidt, Steven P. Wegner and Kirk DeMicco. It was released theatrically on December 4, 2020 by Summit Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures. The film focuses on Stripes' son, Racing Stripes, wanting to join a circus instead of becoming a racehorse. Also, he dreams of becoming a racehorse like his father.

Plot

A continuation of the 2005 film, Stripes (Frankie Muniz) and Sandy (Mandy Moore) get married and live on Walsh Farm with Chan (Hayden Panettiere) and The Chef (Bruce Greenwood). Sandy gives birth to a son named Racing Stripes (E.G. Daily), he is part zebra, part horse and he is friends with Tucker (Dustin Hoffman), Franny (Whoopi Goldberg), Goose (Joe Pantoliano), Reggie (Jeff Foxworthy), Lightning (Snoop Dogg), Buzz (Steve Harvey) and Scuzz (David Spade). Racing Stripes wants to join a circus and perform as an "Inferno Hoop Jumper"! His mom, Sandy was nervous that he could get hurt, but proud that he followed his dreams. Buzz and Scuzz followed Racing Stripes to the circus in Kentucky. And they met a police officer named Officer Ryder (Jason Lee) who has a german shepherd named Charlie (Omar Benson Miller) and a beagle named Loy (Nolan North). First, there was a brown bear named Miguel (John Ortiz) who liked to dance and befriends to Racing Stripes. And there's a baby elephant named Whopper (Spencer Fox) who likes to squirt water to keep him cool. Next, there was a giraffe named Stretch (Clancy Brown) who likes to eat leaves. Then, there was a spider monkey named Coconut (John Cleese) who likes to juggle coconuts. And lastly, there was a penguin named Tux (Theo Von) who likes to balance a beach ball on his nose. Meanwhile, back at the Walsh Farm, Chan and The Chief look for Racing Stripes. Goose flies around to help locate the animals. He finds them at the zoo! He flies back to the farm to tell Chan and The Chief he found them at the zoo. They go on a road trip to find Racing Stripes. On their way, they meet two eastern grey squirrels named Dash (Sean Astin) and Tad (James Corden), two red squirrels named Annie (Rose Byrne) and Toby (Josh Brener), two white mice named Nobby (Jim Parsons) and Tuck (Eric Bauza), a black mouse named Mickey (Will Patton), a light grey rabbit named Rocky (Khary Payton), a north american raccoon named Shadow (Scott Menville), three chipmunks named Andy (Brandon Mychal Smith), Baxter (Rodrigo Santoro), and Dante (John Cusack), a virginia opossum named Gabby (Iris Apatow), a douglas squirrel named Liam (Jesse Schwartz), and a male owl named Biggie (Steve Carell). They invite them to join them in their adventure! Their adventure is to rescue Sandy from the zoo in Kentucky. Chan and The Chef rent an RV for all the animals to travel in. The big animals will be trailered to the zoo, and the small animals are going to be in the RV. So, they reach the circus and they look for Sandy. Goose met two pelicans, his brother Rufus (Jason Biggs), and a girl named Grace (Kelly Hu). So, they do flying tricks like flying around in circles, gathering water in their beaks, spraying water at the audience, and doing aerial acrobats! So, when Chan and The Chief arrive at the circus, they look for Racing Stripes. Chan goes into the big tent and sees the giraffe named Stretch and asks her if she has seen Racing Stripes. Stretch tells her "Yes" and to look behind the tent in the stables. When Chan arrives, she finds The Chief already there with Racing Stripes! Stripes and Sandy join them in the stables and they try to convince Racing Stripes to come home. Racing Stripes tells everyone he loves the circus and he is happy here! He tells them he has made lots of friends. So, The Chief, Chan, Stripes, and Sandy met two european hedgehogs named Frankie (Rob Paulsen) and Velma (Natalia Wójcik). Frankie and Velma tell them Racing Stripes loves them but needs to find his own way. They all agree and wish Racing Stripes well in his adventure! So, Chan and The Chief head back to Walsh Farm and promised to miss Racing Stripes often. Buzz and Scuzz decide to stay at the circus with Racing Stripes and the pelicans. Hank (Snoop Dogg) the english bulldog and Grover (Tom Kenny) the gray rat join the others in having the time of their life! Gordon (Kevin Michael Richardson) the african grey parrot befriends with the pelicans. Franny meets another goat named Mort (Travis Oates) and they are attracted to each other. Tucker meets a dimwitted donkey named Prince (Justin Timberlake) who is fun to hang out with. Jamie (John Leguizamo) the lizard is friends with Tucker, Franny, and Sandy and live at the Walsh Farm together. Butch (Bruce Willis) the red-tailed hawk is great friends with Gordon and they fly back and forth from the Walsh Farm to keep everyone updated. Hurly (Greg Cipes) and Emma (Aidy Bryant) the geckos are friends with Chan and keeps her company when she does her homework. Hugh (Keegan-Michael Key) and Rudy (Christian Gazal) also keep Chan company in her room. Biggie the male owl has a nest in a big oak tree next to the barn on Walsh Farm. Meanwhile, back at the circus in Kentucky, Sir Trenton (Fred Dalton Thompson) shows up along with his rival named Black Stallion (Patrick Stewart). They challenge Racing Stripes to see who's fastest! The three race each other and it is a close race. Racing Stripes wins by an inch! Gary (Ben Schwartz) is a grey rat who is Charlie's sidekick. Gary steals food from Officer Ryder's kitchen. Lou (John Cena) is best friends with Charlie, Loy, and Gary. Lou, Charlie, and Loy played frisbee together with The Chief and Chan on Walsh Farm. Buzz and Scuzz visited Walsh Farm from the zoo and told The Chief and Chan about Racing Stripes winning the race against Sir Trenton and Black Stallion. Dash, Tad, Annie, Toby, and Liam are up in a tree and they spot a yellow parakeet named Henry (Oliver Coleman). When they were searching for nuts on the ground, they met a shih tzu named Violet (Kat Graham). She is at the circus in Kentucky, her trick is balancing a biscuit on her nose, then flips the biscuit in the air and catches it in her mouth! Violet meets Dash, Tad, Annie, Toby, and Liam and they play a game of chase. Violet likes to try to find the nuts that they buried. Back in the RV, The Chief drives them to a lake to go swimming. They met and two river otters named Jeb (Will Arnett) and Jenny (Isla Fisher) who like to float on their backs to join them on their swim. Seamus (Patton Oswalt) and Stella (Jenny Slate), the two finch birds, fly above the otters and play with them. Cleo (Tara Strong) the lynx plays with the otters at the lake. Brian (Ken Jeong) and Wasabi (Fred Applegate) the turtles bask in the sun at the lake. It is time to go home to Walsh Farm. The smaller animals board the RV, and the large animals get in the trailer pulled by the RV. They take to the highway on their way back to Walsh Farm in Kentucky. They arrive at Walsh Farm, depart the RV and trailer, and go into the barn. Stripes met an american yorkshire pig named Willie (Gage Munroe) who loves to eat corn from the garden, a sheep (Stuart Ralston) named Gizmo who is Willie's best friend, and a cow named Papaya (Jessica DiCicco) who befriends with Willie. Meanwhile, Annie the red squirrel was walking along the fence of the coral, until she meets a red fox named Buddy (Nathan Lane). Buddy tells Annie to join them on their adventure to rescue Sandy. Annie says "Yes! I'll join your adventure." to Buddy. How? Stripes and his gang set out to rescue Sandy! They dress as ninjas and sneak into the zoo at night. Sandy was startled! She does not realize it's her friends trying to rescue her. Stripes calls out "It's us, Sandy!" Sandy sighs with relief. "We have a trailer waiting out back, hurry!" says Stripes. They all race to the trailer and The Chief drives them to the circus in Kentucky. On their way to the circus, Jackie (Linda Larkin) the monarch butterfly and Riley (Zelda Williams) the bumblebee fly into the trailer and say, "Hello, everyone! Where are you going?" Five cats named Jake (Samuel L. Jackson), Leo (Craig T. Nelson), Koda (Danny Trejo), Sammy (Ciro Nieli), and Tessie (Sophia Fox) say "We're going to the circus!" and joined them on their trip to the circus! Another dog who is a boston terrier named Wilma (Anna Kendrick) becomes Loy's wife and joins the group in their adventure to the circus. And Loy is very very happy with his wife and they go out to the circus with their group. Carlos (Max Charles) the skunk makes funny and silly jokes to entertain them while they're traveling on the road to the circus. Brian and Wasabi came back to join them to the circus. Jeb and Jenny the otters also came back to join them to the circus. They like to juggle fish back and forth to each other. And a seagull who is dressed as a clown named Nana (Margot Robbie) tries to catch the fish as they juggle back and forth. Linus (Maurice LaMarche) the green eclectus parrot and Zuri (Élan Luz Rivera) the red eclectus parrot fly with ribbons and twirl them. And when they were arrived at the circus, they were welcomed. Jamie the lizard shows up with a special idea! His special trick is dancing and writing in the sand with his tail. Just then, Ripper (Rino Romano) the bengal tiger shows up, startles Jamie, and he scurries off to tell his friends that the tiger is loose! Everybody exclaimed "Hide!" so they scurry under and behind objects. Charlie comes to protect his friends from the tiger. Loy helps Charlie defeat Ripper from attacking their friends. Henry (Bill Fagerbakke) the beaver defeats Ripper by chewing through the pole having the tent collapse on top of Ripper. Stripes, Sandy, and their gang cheered for Charlie and Loy for defeating the vicious tiger! The movie ends with all the animals joining together for a final bow at the zoo.

Cast

Humans

  • Hayden Panettiere as Channing "Chan" Walsh, Nolan's free-spirited 13-year-old daughter who is determined to ride on horseback, and despite her lack of opportunity, she has a natural talent for it like her mother, Carolyn who died when she was 10.
  • Bruce Greenwood as Nolan "The Chief" Walsh, Channing's widowed father, a corn farmer, and retired racehorse trainer who has not been able to bear training horses ever since his wife, Carolyn was killed when her racehorse stumbled six years ago.
  • M. Emmet Walsh as Sheriff Woodzie, an old racetrack gambler and friend of the Walsh family.
  • Wendie Malick as Clara Dalrymple, Nolan's former employer, Channing's boss, and the film's main villain.
  • Gary Bullock as John Cooper, one of the racehorse trainers for the Kentucky Open.
  • Jason Lee as Officer Ryder, a police officer who is Charlie and Loy's owner.

Voice actors

  • Frankie Muniz as Stripes, a zebra. He’s the main hero of the story.
  • Mandy Moore as Sandy, an arabian filly.
  • E.G. Daily as Racing Stripes, a zorse and Stripes and Sandy's son.
  • Dustin Hoffman as Tucker, a shetland pony.
  • Whoopi Goldberg as Franny, a saanen goat.
  • Jeff Foxworthy as Reggie, a rooster.
  • Joe Pantoliano as Goose, an american white pelican.
  • Steve Harvey and David Spade as Buzz and Scuzz, a pair of Horsefly brothers.
  • Fred Dalton Thompson as Sir Trenton, an arrogant black Thoroughbred horse. (Archive audio) He swears vengeance on Stripes after he won the race, in the end, he redeems himself,
  • Joshua Jackson as Trenton's Pride, Sir Trenton's son.
  • Michael Rosenbaum as Ruffshodd, Pride's friend and lackey.
  • Snoop Dogg as Lightning, a Bloodhound who talks while asleep.
  • Michael Clarke Duncan as Clydesdale, a Clydesdale horse. (Archive audio)
  • Omar Benson Miller as Charlie, a german shepherd.
  • Sean Astin as Dash, an eastern grey squirrel who is Tad's best friend.
  • Tom Kenny as Grover, a rat.
  • Patrick Stewart as Black Stallion, Sir Trenton’s rival.
  • John Leguizamo as Jamie, a lizard.
  • Jason Biggs as Rufus, a pelican who is Goose's older brother.
  • Kelly Hu as Grace, a pelican who is Goose's girlfriend.
  • Greg Cipes as Hurly, a gecko.
  • Rob Paulsen as Frankie, a european hedgehog.
  • James Corden as Tad, an eastern grey squirrel who is Dash's best friend.
  • Kat Graham as Violet, a Shih Tzu.
  • Bruce Willis as Butch, a red-tailed hawk.
  • Nathan Lane as Buddy, a red-orange slender fox.
  • Travis Oates as Mort, a clumsy goat and Franny's love interest.
  • John Cena as Lou, a golden retriever who is best friends with Charlie, Loy, and Gary.
  • Ben Schwartz as Gary, a grey rat who is Grover's best friend and Charlie's trusty sidekick.
  • Steve Carell as Biggie, a male owl.
  • Patton Oswalt as Seamus, a male finch bird who helps Stripes and the gang to Rescue Sandy.
  • Jenny Slate as Stella, a female finch bird who also helps Stripes and the gang to Rescue Sandy. She is also Seamus' wife.
  • Rose Byrne as Annie, a red squirrel who is Dash's love interest.
  • Justin Timberlake as Prince, a dimwitted donkey who is Tucker's older brother.
  • Max Charles as Carlos, a striped skunk who makes jokes to his friends.
  • Will Arnett as Jeb, a male river otter.
  • Isla Fisher as Jenny, a female river otter.
  • Jim Parsons as Nobby, a white mouse who helps Stripes and the gang to Rescue Sandy.
  • Aidy Bryant as Emma, a female gecko who is Hurly's girlfriend.
  • Brandon Mychal Smith as Andy, an eastern chipmunk who is Gary's best friend.
  • Josh Brener as Toby, an american red squirrel who is Andy's trusty sidekick.
  • Bill Fagerbakke as Henry, a beaver who helps Stripes and the gang to Rescue Sandy.
  • Tara Strong as Cleo, a lynx.
  • Elizabeth Daily as Destiny, a european rabbit who becomes Andy's love interest.
  • Natalia Wójcik as Velma, a european hedgehog who becomes Frankie's girlfriend.
  • Snoop Dogg also voices as Hank, an english bulldog who defeats Officer Ryder.
  • Ken Jeong as Brian, a wood turtle who also helps Stripes and the gang to Rescue Sandy.
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Jake, a Tuxedo Cat that Stripes, Tucker, and Franny befriend.
  • Craig T. Nelson as Leo, a Tabby Cat who is Jake's best friend that also Stripes, Tucker, and Franny befriend.
  • Jesse Schwartz as Liam, a douglas squirrel who is Dash and Annie's son.
  • Khary Payton as Rocky, a light grey rabbit.
  • Nolan North as Loy, a talented beagle who is Charlie's best friend.
  • Rob Morrison as Raven, a brave border collie who is Hank's best friend.
  • Maurice LaMarche as Linus, a green eclectus parrot that Stripes, Tucker, and Franny befriend.
  • Élan Luz Rivera as Zuri, a red eclectus parrot who is Linus' wife that also Stripes, Tucker, and Franny befriend.
  • Gage Munroe as Willie, an american yorkshire pig that Stripes, Tucker, and Franny befriend.
  • Stuart Ralston as Gizmo, a sheep who is Willie's best friend.
  • Eva Green as Fifi, a guinea pig who also helps Stripes and the gang to Rescue Sandy.
  • Fred Applegate as Wasabi, a box turtle who is Brian's best friend.
  • John Ortiz as Miguel, a brown bear who likes to dance that Stripes, Tucker, and Franny befriend to.
  • Anna Kendrick as Wilma, a boston terrier who is Loy's wife.
  • Spencer Fox as Whopper, a baby elephant who likes to squirt water to keep him cool.
  • Clancy Brown as Stretch, a giraffe who likes to eat leaves.
  • John Cleese as Coconut, a common spider monkey who likes to juggle coconuts.
  • Theo Von as Tux, a magellanic penguin who likes to balance a beach ball on his nose.
  • Terry Crews as Sarge, a st. bernard who helps Stripes and the gang to Rescue Sandy.
  • Fiona Bishop as Belle, a blue jay who also helps Stripes and the gang to Rescue Sandy.
  • Emma Stone as Poppy, a syrian hamster that Stripes, Tucker, and Franny befriend to.
  • Danny Trejo as Koda, an orange tabby cat who is Leo's brother.
  • Scott Menville as Shadow, a north american raccoon who helps Stripes and the gang to Rescue Sandy.
  • Rodrigo Santoro as Baxter, an eastern chipmunk who is Andy's brother.
  • Kevin Michael Richardson as Gordon, an african grey parrot who also helps Stripes and the gang to Rescue Sandy.
  • Ciro Nieli as Sammy, a calico cat who is Jake's brother.
  • Sophia Fox as Tessie, a calico cat who is Sammy's girlfriend.
  • Luxton Handspiker as Slick, a cocker spaniel who helps Stripes and the gang to Rescue Sandy.
  • Eric Bauza as Tuck, a white mouse who is Nobby's best friend.
  • Ben Platt as Mister, a red kangaroo who also helps Stripes and the gang to Rescue Sandy.
  • Keegan-Michael Key as Hugh, a goldfish.
  • Will Patton as Mickey, a black mouse who is Nobby and Tuck's older brother.
  • Oliver Coleman as Henry, a yellow parakeet who is Gordon's younger brother.
  • Zelda Williams as Riley, a bumblebee who is Jackie's best friend.
  • John Cusack as Dante, an eastern chipmunk who is Andy's older brother.
  • Iris Apatow as Gabby, a virginia opossum who helps Stripes and the gang to Rescue Sandy.
  • Zoe Saldana as Nona, a shar pei who also helps Stripes and the gang to Rescue Sandy.
  • Russell Brand as Randy, a lion that Stripes, Tucker, and Franny befriend.
  • Chelsea Peretti as Rosie, a west highland white terrier who is Hank's love interest.
  • Linda Larkin as Jackie, a monarch butterfly who becomes Buzz and Scuzz's surrogate mother and she helps Stripes and the gang to Rescue Sandy.
  • Jessica DiCicco as Papaya, a cow who also helps Stripes and the gang to Rescue Sandy.
  • Owen Wilson as Lincoln, a dachshund who is Loy's best friend.
  • Margot Robbie as Nana, a seagull who is dressed as a clown.
  • Christian Gazal as Rudy, a red beta fish who is Hugh's best friend.
  • Rino Romano as Ripper, a tiger who is the final boss of the the final battle.
  • Rupert Degas as Sam, a cheerleading tufted capuchin monkey who cheers for Charlie and Loy defeating Ripper.
  • Kari Wahlgren as Sheila, a giraffe who becomes Stretch's girlfriend at the end of the movie.
  • Colin Doyle as Rocko, a north american raccoon who becomes Shadow's older brother at the end of the movie.
  • Eva Bella as Pepper, a black lab who befriends Stripes at the end of the movie.
  • Brittany Snow as Gretta, a grasshopper who also befriends Stripes at the end of the movie.
  • Alessandra Perez as Bonnie, a pelican who becomes Rufus' girlfriend and Goose, Rufus, and Grace's daughter at the end of the movie.
  • Jeff Garlin as Stuart, a rottweiler who becomes Charlie's best friend at the end of the movie.
  • Timothy Dalton as Simon, a european badger who becomes Buddy's best friend at the end of the movie.
  • Taylor Masamitsu as Max, a grey fox who becomes Buddy's son at the end of the movie.
  • Kristen Schaal as Lexie, a red squirrel who becomes Annie's young sister at the end of the movie.
  • Wallace Shawn as Pepe, a sea otter who becomes Jeb and Jenny's cousin at the end of the movie.
  • Alec Baldwin as Austin, a blue and gold macaw who becomes Linus and Zuri's father at the end of the movie.

Soundtrack

  1. My Life – Billy Joel
  2. There is Life – Alison Krauss
  3. That's What I Like – Flo Rida ft. Fitz
  4. Ex's & Oh's – Elle King
  5. Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson
  6. Anyway You Want It – Journey
  7. Don't Go Breaking My Heart – Elton John
  8. At Last – Etta James
  9. Head Over Heels – Tears For Fears
  10. Livin' On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
  11. Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
  12. Need You Tonight – INXS
  13. Forget You – Cee Lo Green
  14. Material Girl – Madonna
  15. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  16. You Really Got Me – The Kinks
  17. Danger Zone – Kenny Loggins
  18. Flashdance What A Feeling – Irene Cara
  19. It's My Life – Bon Jovi
  20. September – Earth, Wind & Fire
  21. Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) – Billy Joel
  22. (I Just) Died in Your Arms – Cutting Crew
  23. Jump – Van Halen
  24. Private Eyes – Daryl Hall & John Oates
  25. You're My Best Friend – Queen
  26. Cups – Anna Kendrick (sung by Wilma because she's voiced by Anna Kendrick.)
  27. Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
  28. Together Forever – Rick Astley
  29. Cherish – Madonna
  30. Rumour Has It – Adele
  31. Open Arms – Journey
  32. Believe – Cher
  33. Hotel California – Eagles
  34. The Final Countdown – Europe
  35. Bad Day – Daniel Powter
  36. You're The Inspiration – Chicago
  37. More Than Words – Extreme
  38. Last Dance (Extended Version) – Donna Summer
  39. What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  40. Hold On – Wilson Phillips (Played in the ending credits of the movie.)

Trivia

  • The Cyberchase episode "Measure for Measure" makes a cameo appearance on TV where Chan is watching the show before she, The Chief, Stripes, and their gang go on an adventure to save Sandy from the zoo in Kentucky and take the RV to the circus for the final battle.
  • Hold On by Wilson Phillips is played in the ending credits of the movie.
  • Racing Stripes 2 first aired on Cartoon Network on May 12, 2020.
  • Racing Stripes 2 first aired on Nickelodeon on June 30, 2020.
  • Out of respect for Fred Dalton Thompson, Sir Trenton was now voiced by Patrick Stewart.

Music Video

  • Hold On – Wilson Phillips
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