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Rally Road Racers

also known as “The Silk Road Rally”
MPA Rating: PG-Rating (MPA) for some mild violence and rude humor.
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Primary Audience: • Kids • Young-Teens • Family
Genre: Animation Comedy Family
Length: 1 hr. 33 min.
Year of Release: 2023
USA Release: May 12, 2023 (wide release)
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Road rally / racing cars

Saving grandmother’s home from demolition

Talking animals

Slow loris

Goats in the Bible








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Featuring Jimmy O. YangZhi (voice)
John CleeseArchie Vainglorious (voice)
J.K. SimmonsGnash (voice)
Chloe BennetShelby (voice)
Lisa LuGranny Bai (voice)
Sharon HorganAbby Jacks (voice)
Catherine TateJuni (voice)
Director Ross Venokur
Producer John H. Williams
Vanguard Films and Animation
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Distributor Viva Kids

“From the producer of Shrek

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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Racers compete in a high-stakes rally along the famous Silk Road trade route. The film tells the inspiring story of a slow-moving mammal with a need for speed. To save his grandmother’s home from demolition, young Zhi wages a bet with Vainglorious, the reigning champion of the rally car circuit. With help from a former racing champion, Zhi enters the four-day Silk Road Rally in hopes of winning the cup and living out his racing dreams.”

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Secular Movie Critics
…can best be described as a “Cannonball Run” for kids. …The film's slick animation and groovy tunes bolsters a simple script that surprisingly wades into culture war territory. Supporting character depictions may strike a nerve for some. …“Rally Road Racers” delivers its message in both obvious and subtle ways. Gnash's bumper sticker slogans pop up like a self-help tutorial. But the portrayal of certain secondary characters isn't overt with the film's acceptance of alternative lifestyles. …
Julian Roman, Movieweb