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|title=<center>Bunyan & Babe</center>
|imagecaption=Poster for the film that seemed to have originally planned a mix of CGI and live-action.
|foundby=[https://play.google.com/store/movies/details/Bunyan_Babe?id=qw9U5CS6ZkY&hl=en Google Play]
'''''Bunyan & Babe''''' is a CGI animated film directed by Tony Bancroft and Jim Rygeil, starring the voice talent of John Goodman as legendary giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan. Starying away from traditional methods, as ''Bunyan & Babe'' was a mix of CGI and live-action. It was originally slated for release in 2011 but was lost in the shuffle when studio MGM filed for bankruptcy in 2010. In 2014, Cinedigm bought the rights to all of the films from Exodus Film Group including ''Bunyan & Babe''. The movie was finally released on the Google Play store in January of 2017.
Twelve-year-old Travis Barclay and his little sister Whitney are sent on a summer trip to visit their grandparents' farm. A greedy land developer named Norm Blamsford is trying to buy up the entire town and trying to force the residents off of their land. One day, Travis has an encounter with one of Brlamsford's men and is chased into the forest. In the forest, Tavis finds a magical portal that leads to a universe where Pual Bunyan lives. Paul has been in self-exile for a hundred years due to the machines. Paul escorts Travis back to his grandparent's farm where he sees the plan to buy up the city. Finding a new purpose, Paul and his blue oxen find a purpose and fight off the plan to develop the city.
Production for ''Bunyan & Babe'' began in 2008 when Exodus Film Group and Sparx Animation Studios announced a new movie after coming off of the success of the movie ''Igor''.<ref>[https://variety.com/2008/film/news/exodus-sparx-fly-with-bunyan-1117987414/ Variety article on the announcement of ''Bunyan & Babe''.] Retrieved 14 Sept '19</ref> Both studios wasted no time and began production with the film set for a 2011 release date. On October 30th, 2010, MGM who was going to distribute the movie filed for bankruptcy.<ref>[https://www.theguardian.com/business/2010/oct/31/mgm-bankruptcy-spyglass Article about MGM filing for bankruptcy.] Retrieved 14 Sept '19</ref> The bankruptcy of MGM put the future of ''Bunyan & Babe'' into uncertainty. Throughout the restructuring of MGM, the film became lost.<ref>[http://thefw.com/lost-movies/ 2012 TheFW article on lost movies.] Retrieved 24 Aug '13</ref> Despite this, the film was still listed on Exodus Film Group's official website before its release.<ref>[http://www.exodusfilmgroup.com/home.html Exodus Film Groups' official website.] Retrieved 24 Aug '13</ref> Despite the film being lost, Exodus Film Group still was determined to have the film released. On May 8th, 2014, Cinedigm which makes independent budget films gained the rights to all of Exodus Film's library including ''Bunyan & Babe''.<ref>[https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140508006326/en/Cinedigm-Acquires-Exodus-Animated-Picture-“BUNYAN-BABE” Cinedigm acquires Exodus Film's library.] Retrieved 14 Sept '19</ref>
After nearly a decade of being lost, ''Bunyan & Babe'' was finally released onto [https://play.google.com/store/movies/details/Bunyan_Babe?id=qw9U5CS6ZkY&hl=en Google Play] for free in January 2017.
* John Goodman as Paul Bunyan
* Jeff Foxworthy as Babe the Blue Ox
* Kelsey Grammer as Norm Bladsford
* John Orlando as Tavis
* Lola Wayne Villa as Whitney
* Kay Cole as Grandma
* Mark Hamill as Grandpa
* Dorien Davis as Iris
* Jeremy Guskin as Gustav
* Dawnn Lewis as Maybelle
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NotherBunyon.png|Poster from the film's website, boasting that it was supposed to be in 3D.
Yetnother2.png|A promotional image from IMDb.
Yetnother1.png|Another promotional image from IMDb.
Bunyanfilm.jpg|2D concept art of the film that shows the live-action children from the poster in 2D.
*[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0331314/ IMDb page on ''Bunyan and Babe''.] Retrieved 15 Mar '16