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The rematch of the century.
After one race where the fastest fable alive was beaten by the slowest fable alive, compete against each other again through the most dangerous race in the world with there only child! Who Will Win the race? | Add synopsis »
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A fun rematch of reptile versus rodent. See more (4 total) »



Drake Bell ... Butch Hare (voice)

Chris Elwood ... Rex Stork (voice)

Vivica A. Fox ... Dotty Tortoise (voice)
Adam Friedman ... Weasel (voice)

Danny Glover ... Walter Tortoise (voice)

Jay Leno ... Murray Hare (voice)

Nolan North ... Reporter #1 (voice)

Keke Palmer ... Crystal Tortoise (voice)

Jenni Pulos ... Old Lady Hare (voice)

Steve Wilcox ... Mole Dad (voice)

Directed by
Howard E. Baker 
Arish Fyzee 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tom Martin 

Produced by
Kristin Dornig .... producer
Arish Fyzee .... producer
Lisa Henson .... producer
Tony Krantz .... producer
Original Music by
Jim Lang 
Film Editing by
Tom Sanders 
Casting by
Matthew Jon Beck 
Art Direction by
Ruben Chavez 
Production Management
Victoria Itow .... production manager
George Rizkallah .... post-production supervisor
Art Department
Chris Aguirre .... background designer
Jay Baker .... storyboards
Scott Bern .... additional storyboards
Aaron Clark .... storyboards
Frederick J. Gardner III .... background designer
Amber Lee Hardin .... prop designer
Santino Lascano .... background designer
Eun-ji Lee .... additional visual development
David Lux .... storyboards
Bryan Maille .... additional storyboards
Ashby Manson .... visual development artist
Hector Martinez .... visual development
Douglas McCarthy .... storyboards
Bill Merryfield .... graphic designer
Eric Robles .... character designer
Michael Rose .... visual development
Chris Sasaki .... character designer
David Stephan .... storyboards
Bill Thyen .... additional storyboards
Rich Wilkie .... additional storyboards
Alex Zabolotsky .... visual development artist
Sound Department
Steven Avila .... sound effects editor
Trip Brock .... supervising sound editor
Stephen Clark .... sound facilities supervisor
Adam De Coster .... foley artist
Rob Embrey .... studio manager
Mark Hensley .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter D. Lago .... sound effects editor
Sean Madsen .... sound engineer
Maggie Malyn .... post sound coordinator
Tom Marks .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Mauer .... foley mixer
Rick Owens .... foley artist
Alexander Pugh .... sound effects editor
Jason Shaffer .... sound editor
Kyle Tilbury .... sound engineer
April Tucker .... adr engineer
Steven Utt .... sound engineer
Ben Whitver .... foley editor
Special Effects by
Anirbandeep Dutta .... SFX artist
Krishna Somaiya .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Adarsh Abraham .... lighting artist
Sagar Alodiya .... senior lighting/compositing
Nitin Amin .... digital compositor
Kailas Avhad .... surfacing artist
M. Balasubramanian .... modeling lead
Dipen Bhavsar .... lighting artist
Vijay Bundela .... lighting & compositing
Amisha Damani .... digital compositor
Sumanta Ghosh .... lead rigging artist
Kiran S. Hotkar .... surfacing artist
Harshal Kadam .... visual effects
Mayank Kanyal .... lighting lead
Jennifer Lasrado .... fur developer
Ashish Malhotra .... digital compositor
Anish H. Mulani .... CG line producer
Sonal Pandya .... digital compositor
Kaustubh Pawaskar .... senior compositor
Bharat Sachdev .... senior visual effects artist
Mintu Sajeevalal .... surfacing artist
Dinesh Sehgal .... visual effects lead
Viren Shah .... character modeller
Jagjeet Singh .... cloth/hair team lead
Ajay Upadhyaya .... lighting and compositing
K. Yugandhar .... lighting artist
Nimesh Zala .... lighting artist
Animation Department
Renjith Chundakkad .... animator
Krishnamurthy Doddamani .... animator
Durairaj .... senior character modeler
Aparna Janga .... animator
Jubey Jose .... animator
Vinod Lanjewar .... animation supervisor
Mahesh M.S. .... animator
Rohan Mandke .... animator
Kumar M. Naveen .... hair and fur lead
Provash Paul .... modeling artist
Gupta Pushpranjan .... background artist
Shreeharsha Rao .... layout artist
Prashant Shitole .... lead animation producer
David Tart .... animation director
Rich Wilkie .... animator
Editorial Department
Debajit Barman .... editorial
Michael D. Black .... assistant editor
Aeolan Kelly .... on-line editor
Music Department
Christopher Lord .... music editor (as Chris Lord)
Other crew
Brittan Brown .... production accountant
Mariah Breitel Hembree .... post script services (as Mariah Breitel)
Kathryn Ravnik .... production assistant
Bill Rude .... end title sequence designed by
Michael C. Thomas .... production financing

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Netherlands:80 min

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A fun rematch of reptile versus rodent., 20 July 2012
Author: kevinxirau from United States

I always loved the classic fairy tale where slow and steady wins the race. The Tortoise and the Hare, written by Aesop, had quite a history, having been adapted into numerous cartoons and TV specials. Strangely, there's never been a film adaptation, understandably due to the short plot. The Jim Henson Company of all people took it upon themselves to bring to life the world that the fairly tales' greatest rivals live in as a CG family film.

Interestingly, this movie's story actually takes place after the classic race. Murray Hare (Jay Leno) had to live with his humiliation of losing to a slowpoke for years while Walter Tortoise (Danny Glover) gets to bask in wealth and glory. When the opportunity arrives in the form of the parent-child Nature Adventure Race, Murray challenges Walter to a rematch, which the tortoise agrees to, and both drag their kids, nerdy Butch Hare (Drake Bell) and sassy Crystal Tortoise (Keke Palmer), along for the ride. As the two teams race and the rivals continue bickering, both Butch and Crystal get along fast after quickly looking over their differences and their fathers' rivalry. If they can get Murray and Walter to work together, they may all survive the dangers of this race.

I have to say, this is a well-made movie. The surprising cast does a great job portraying the characters. Jay Leno nails the arrogant and humorous personality Murray Hare brings to the table. Danny Glover also does a good job with the ever slow-but-steady quality that characterizes Walter Tortoise. Drake Bell and Keke Palmer have a surprisingly excellent chemistry as the interactions between their characters, Butch and Crystal, are a load of fun to watch. It's nice to see that these kids are sorta the opposite of their fathers and to see them become friends is very interesting. The rest of the cast is fine.

The jokes are basically good (couple of which made me laugh) and the obstacles the hares and tortoises face are pretty creative. Character development is one of the film's strongest points as both teams go through some great personal changes as they interact with each other and go through this race. The CG is overall decent, not meant to be all realistic like the effects for Avatar or Peter Jackson's King King.

Despite a couple of animals that looked odd, this is a fun, good old-fashioned family film. You will at least like it and if you have kids, they will most likely enjoy it as I did. Definitely worth a watch more than the other Unstable Fables films, so check it out!

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