Bunyan & Babe

Theatrical Release: February 3, 2017
DVD Release: March 7, 2017
Bunyan & Babe


Limited Theatrical Release – Twelve-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 and running the hardworking 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 with 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. Together they learn firsthand that you don’t have to be big to do big things.

Dove Review

Instead of being in Delbert County at his grandparents’ farm, Travis wishes he were at home, playing video games and using his cell phone. His sister, Whitney, on the other hand, looks at their trip to the farm as a new adventure. Little do they know the real adventure that is in store for them.

Developer Norm Blandsford is known for his giant statues of Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, Babe. However, they do not impress Travis very much. After running into Blandsford’s men, Travis runs into the forest, where he finds a magic portal that bring Paul Bunyan and Babe back to the present world. Babe and Paul have so much to learn about all of the new machines that are not being used. They have been in hiding for the past hundred years. Travis and Whitney fill them in on what they’ve missed — and hide them from everyone. However, the evil developer and his brother are out to get everyone’s land in Delbert County at any cost, even if it means using Babe to hypnotize everyone into signing their deed over to them.

This animated movie captures the famous legend about Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, Babe, in a new light. It is entertaining and fun for the entire family. We are proud to award it our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: Heck-1; Grump-1; Nincompoops-1; Poop-1;
Violence: Man tries to cheat people out of their land; boy falls down a hole in tree; man starts tent on fire.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Man hypnotizes people; siblings argue.


Company: Cinedigm
Director: Louis Ross
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 75 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe