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Bunyan and Babe
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Louis Ross
Produced by John D. Eraklis
Written by Michael A. Nickles
Julia Wall
Starring John Goodman
Jeff Foxworthy
Kelsey Grammer
Johnny Orlando
Mark Hamill
Dorien Davies
Music by Zoë Poledouris
Angel Roché Jr.
Editing by Jay Shindell
  • Exodus Film Group
  • Toonz Entertainment
Distributed by Cinedigm (North America)
Release date(s) January 12, 2017 (2017-01-12) (United States)
Running time 84 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Bunyan and Babe is a 2017 American computer-animated film directed by Louis Ross, featuring the voices of John Goodman as Paul Bunyan and Jeff Foxworthy as Babe the Blue Ox. The film premiered online on Google Play, where it has been made available to watch for free between January 12, 2017 and February 16, 2017. It was theatrically released in 12 American markets on February 3, 2017.


Loosely based on the folklore of Paul Bunyan (John Goodman), the film is about two children exiled on their grandfather's farm in Minnesota who discover a lair where Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox (Jeff Foxworthy) have resided since their disappearance from the Dead Forest. The story sees Bunyan and Babe teaming with the two kids to stop an evil land developer from destroying a town.


12 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 100 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. They learn firsthand that you don't have to be big to accomplish big things.


  • Johnny Orlando as Travis
  • John Goodman as Paul Bunyan
  • Jeff Foxworthy as Babe the Blue Ox
  • Kelsey Grammer as Norm Blandsford and The Amazing Blackstone Barclay
  • Lola Wayne Villa as Whitney
  • Mark Hamill as Grandpa
  • Dorien Davies as Iris Ingram
  • Kay Cole as Grandma / Mom / Tourist Mom
  • Peter Chew as Sheriff Chambers
  • Jeremy Guskin as Gustav
  • Dawnn Lewis as Maybelle Mundy
  • Tom Lowell as County Fair MC
  • John D. Eraklis as Newscaster / Tourist Dad
  • Sandy Stone as Gas Station Attendant
  • Robin Howard as Tourist Kid #1
  • Sophia Eraklis as Tourist Kid #2
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