Travis and Whitney visit their grandparents and stumble upon the evil plan of a greedy land developer. Travis falls through a magical portal which transports him to the world of American hero, Paul Bunyan and his pet ox, Babe.


Louis Ross


Michael A. Nickles (original story by), Michael A. Nickles (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
John Goodman ... Paul Bunyan (voice)
Jeff Foxworthy ... Babe the Blue Ox (voice)
Kelsey Grammer ... The Amazing Blackstone / Norm Blandsford (voice)
Johnny Orlando ... Travis Barclay (voice)
Lola Wayne Villa ... Whitney (voice)
Kay Cole Kay Cole ... Grandma / Mom / Tourist Mom (voice)
Mark Hamill ... Grandpa (voice)
Dorien Davies ... Iris Ingram (voice)
Peter Chew Peter Chew ... Sherriff (voice)
Jeremy Guskin ... Gustav (voice)
Dawnn Lewis ... Maybelle Mundy (voice)
Tom Lowell Tom Lowell ... County Fair MC (voice)
John D. Eraklis John D. Eraklis ... Newscaster / Tourist Dad (voice)
Sandy Stone Sandy Stone ... Barber (voice)
Tony Bancroft Tony Bancroft ... Gas Station Attendant (voice)


Twelve-year-old Travis Barclay and his little sister Whitney are sent begrudgingly on a summer trip to visit their grandparents' farm in Delbert County. A greedy land developer, Norm Blandsford, has been buying up the little country town, running the hard working residents off their land. After Travis has a run-in with one of Blandsford's men, he is chased into the forest, where he stumbles upon a magic portal to the hidden world where Paul Bunyan lives. Paul has been in self-imposed exile for one hundred years, ever since the advent of machines made his role in society obsolete, and left him feeling of little value to the new world. Paul, reluctantly, escorts Travis back to the farm. But upon returning, Paul witnesses Blandsford's sinister plan. Suddenly filled by a long-forgotten sense of purpose, Bunyan and Babe, the blue ox, get wrapped up in a brand new adventure, and together with the help of their new friends, Travis and Whitney, they save the town. Together they learn ...

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You don't have to BE BIG to do BIG THINGS

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Rated PG for mild language, rude humor and peril

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Originally developed in 2001 as a television movie, then promoted up to a full length live-action and CGI hybrid film to be directed by Jim Rygiel in 2003, before becoming a fully animated feature in 2006. See more »


The Amazing Blackstone: [upon learning his brother's sneaky plan] As much as it shocks me to say so, Norman, it appears we aren't so different. What you want to do is put people in a trance, do you not? You rely on expensive gadgetry, of course, while I employ my priceless natural talents, but still it's hypnosis.
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Exceptional, would watch again!
18 March 2017 | by kycklingen_orvarSee all my reviews

An amazing film! I have never experienced anything like this ever before! The dialogue was absolutely top notch and the characters were amazingly portrayed. The voice acting was incredible as well! I have never been through such an experience as I have with this film. The best movie of 2017 and probably of all time!

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12 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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