I watched my first movie on Google Play recently and I’m so happy it was Bunyan & Babe. This animated feature tells the story of Paul Bunyan and his ox, Babe, with a heartwarming and modern twist.
As a quick history/literature refresher, Paul Bunyan is a giant lumberjack in American folklore. His exploits revolve around tall tales of his superhuman acts with his sidekick Babe the Blue Ox.
In Bunyan & Babe, Paul and Blue are plucked out of their world and into the world of Travis (Johnny Orlando) and his sister Whitney. The kids visit their grandparents for the summer and stumble upon the evil plan of a greedy real estate developer (Kelsey Grammer, “Cheers,” “Frasier”) to steal the land of the town’s longtime residents.
I could listen to Kelsey Grammer read an Encyclopedia. His velvety voice is one of the best parts of this movie!
While running from one of the developer’s goons, Travis falls through a magical portal which transports him to the world of American hero, Paul Bunyan (John Goodman, The Big Lebowski, “Roseanne”) & his pet ox, Babe (Jeff Foxworthy, “The Jeff Foxworthy Show”).
Paul and Babe get wrapped up in a brand new adventure, and with the help of their new friends Travis and Whitney, they save the town. The biggest takeaway that I think kids, and parents, will like is how Paul teaches Travis that “you don’t have to be big to do big things.” Well said PB.
But the best part is that you can watch this movie for FREE on Google Play until Feb. 16th! Just click HERE to watch.
It’s being distributed by Cinedigm for its exclusive Google Play release. A theatrical release will follow in 12 U.S. markets, including New York and Los Angeles, on February 3, 2017.