Hayden Panettiere has spent the majority of her life honing her acting skills in every way she could. She made her television debut at the age of 11 months in a Playskool commercial (via E! Online), and went on to star in shows including One Life to Live, Guiding Light, and Ally McBeal. Of course, despite her status as a television staple, Panettiere never permitted herself to become enslaved to the small screen. In 1998, she made the transition to the big screen with a voice appearance in Pixar’s A Bug’s Life and a live-action role in The Object of My Affection.
Though Hayden Panettiere isn’t in the spotlight as much these days — she last appeared on the big screen in 2016 for Custody — there was a time not long ago when she was in almost all. Between 2000 and 2011, she worked on two or three films at a time, including Remember the Titans, Racing Stripes, I Love You, Beth Cooper, and others. Some of her previous ventures have gotten a second wind as a result of streaming’s recent success.
One of Panettiere’s animated films, for example, is currently airing on HBO Max after a lukewarm reception upon its initial broadcast.
Alpha and Omega is the story of two wolves, Humphrey (Justin Long) and Kate (Hayden Panettiere), who are close but couldn’t be more opposite. The film was by no means a blockbuster when it came out. It spawned seven direct-to-video sequels, five of which reside on HBO Max. The 88-minute film is the perfect film for parents to watch with their children, thanks to its G-rated humor and easy- to-follow story. It’s no surprise that HBO Max subscribers are giving Alpha and Omega another go, as it’s a fun, kid-friendly binge that the whole family can enjoy. “Alpha and omega”