​Zachary & Ainsley 9: Athletic Adventures ​is a 2017 American computer animated sports adventure romantic film directed by Daniel Espinosa, produced by David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn and written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. It stars the voices of Trey Parker, Matt Stone, John DiMaggio, Phil LaMarr, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, David Herman and Neil Patrick Harris. It is the ninth film in the Zachary & Ainsley film series. It serves as a sequel to Zachary & Ainsley 8: Rage Against the Trees​ (2016).

Distributed by Columbia Pictures and Paramount Pictures and produced by Paramount Animation, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Skydance Media, LStar Capital and Animal Logic, the film released on March 24, 2017.

A sequel, Zachary & Ainsley 10: Scratched by Wolves, ​released on March 23, 2018.

The film was dedicated to the memories of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (who died on December 27 & 28, 2016), as well as Bill Paxton (who died on February 25, 2017).


​Directed by

​Daniel Espinosa

​Produced by

​David Ellison

Dana Goldberg

Bonnie Curtis

Julie Lynn

​Written by

Rhett Reese

Paul Wernick


​Trey Parker

Matt Stone

John DiMaggio

Phil LaMarr

Billy West

Maurice LaMarche

David Herman

Neil Patrick Harris

​Production companies

Paramount Animation


Skydance Media

LStar Capital

Animal Logic

​Distributed by

​Columbia Pictures

Paramount Pictures

​Release Date

​March 24, 2017


Alexa, Carina and Maddie Bortz were getting ready for lacrosse until a german shepherd named Deborah and her three cat friends, Crazy, Cliffslinger and Monica speaks with them.

​Voice castEdit

  • Trey Parker as Zachary Bortz
  • Matt Stone as Ainsley Bortz and Spearslinger Indian
  • John DiMaggio as Meredith Bortz
  • Phil LaMarr as Alexa Bortz
  • Billy West as Abby and Olivia Indian
  • Maurice LaMarche as Kaia Bortz
  • David Herman as Lydia Bortz
  • Neil Patrick Harris as Clancatcher Bortz
  • Julianne Moore as Alexandra Bortz
  • Chloe Grace Moretz as Carina Bortz
  • Judy Greer as Alex Bortz
  • Gabriella Wilde as Leah Bortz
  • Gemma Arterton as Rachel Bortz
  • Portia Doubleday as Allie Indian
  • Saxon Sharbino as Sophia Indian
  • Meryl Streep as Abworker Bortz
  • Lauren Graham as Sarah Bortz
  • Dakota Johnson as Maddie Bortz
  • Bill Paxton as Crazy Bortz
  • Carrie Fisher as Cliffslinger Bortz
  • Debbie Reynolds as Monica Bortz
  • Samantha Bee as Deborah Bortz


The film was scheduled for release on March 24, 2017 so that Columbia Pictures and Skydance Media would release it with ​Life.

MPAA ratingEdit

The film is rated PG-13 for sexual content, brief nudity and language.

​Home releaseEdit

The film released on DVD and Blu-Ray by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on June 27, 2017.


Zachary & Ainsley 9: Athletic Adventures: Knight Fighters Movie Novelization


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