All Genres: Family
Release Year: 2007
Director: Michael Damian
Sound: Dolby Digital
Writing by: Janeen Damian – writer
Michael Damian – writer
Produced by: Laurette Bourassa – producer
Janeen Damian – producer
Michael Damian – producer
Brad Krevoy – executive producer
Frank C. Muggia – executive producer
Doug Steeden – producer
Cast: Kay Panabaker – Moondance
Don Johnson – Dante
Lori Loughlin – Gelsey
James Best – McClancy
Sasha Cohen – Fiona Hughes
Whitney Sloan – Megan Montgomery
Joe Norman Shaw – Ben Wilson
Mimi Gianopulos – Bella
Aedan Tomney – Josh Wilson
Landon Liboiron – Freddie
Greg Lawson – Miles
Music: Mark Thomas
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Plot Outline: The curiously named, Moondance Alexander is a spirited teen living with her eccentric mother. She is…
Plot: The curiously named, Moondance Alexander is a spirited teen living with her eccentric mother. She is faced with another uneventful summer until she discovers a lost pinto pony named Checkers who has jumped out of his paddock. Although Moondance returns the horse to his rightful owner, the gruff and mysterious Dante Longpre, she is convinced that Checkers is a champion jumper in disguise and is determined to help him realize his full potential. Moondance manages to talk Dante into training her and Checkers for the Bow Valley Classic and despite the criticism of her peers; discovers that perseverance, loyalty and individuality can land you in the winner's circle.
Movie Quotes: Aladdin: There's gotta be a way out of here. On the other hand, maybe there isn't. On the other hand, no, that's- that's three hands, that doesn't work.
Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
There's an extra scene on a beach after the end credits finish. It shows a couple frolicking on the beach and, predictably, finding the Baphomet statue buried in the sand.
Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Continuity: When Checkers gets up from colicing, Moondance doesn't have a lead rope on him, when it cuts back to her, a red lead rope is clipped onto Checkers' halter.
Trivia: There are 3 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- The only one of Golden Films' second line of “animated classics” to feature a sung reprise of the theme song played during the ending credits, also featuring different lyrics from the opening song. All other Golden Films titles had an instrumental reprise of their theme song played during the ending credits.
- Part of Golden Films' second wave of “Animated Classics”, which included Aladdin (1993) (V), Pinocchio (1993) (V), The Three Musketeers (1993) (V), Sinbad (1993) (V), Thumbelina (1993) (V), Beauty and the Beast (1993) (V) and The Little Mermaid (1993) (V).
- This is one of two of Golden Film's second line of “animated classics” to make a reference to or feature the legendary Roc bird; the second one was Sinbad (1993) (V).