Set in 1944, Valiant is a woodland pigeon who wants to become a great hero someday. When he hears they are hiring recruits for the Royal Homing Pigeon Service, he immediately sets out for ... See full summary »
Alameda Slim, a wanted cattle rustler, uses an alias to buy up properties all over western Nebraska, and his next target is the Patch of Heaven dairy farm, where the widow owner cares more for her 'family' of yard animals than she does for profit. She just doesn't have the cash to keep in business or to prevent Slim from taking her farm. The animals, mainly carefree youngsters, are unable to help, however, three cows of very different temperaments rise to the desperate occasion and set out to do battle for their dream home. They team up with the sheriff's megalomaniac horse and any other animal who can possibly help, even a crazy lucky rabbit and an invincible buffalo. Written by
The working title of this film was "Sweating Bullets" and an early plot idea was about a calf named Bullets who saved his herd from a band of ghost cattle rustlers called the Willies. See more »
When Buck and Rusty are playing tic-tac-toe, a horse shoe print appears, then disappears and is marked again as Buck walks across the board. See more »
[to four scowling chicks]
Now don't look at me so crossly. I know what you're going to say. That Maggie and Grace will need someone with my eye for detail and to keep them on the straight and narrow.
Say no more. I'll go. Ta-ta and no mushy goodbyes, my little ones. You know how I get about overly emotional displays.
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At the end, it fades in on the brown background used for the credits. See more »
It's not a step down for Disney, its a tumble down the stairs
From the moment the film starts, we know it's not going to be good, but the more I watch it now, the more cringe-worthy and unwatchable it gets.
Everything from the animation style to the characters and to the plot, is just an absolute train wreck. There is nothing redeemable about this picture. Pending loss of property, kidnapping of the cattle and Pearl's and the dairy cows' relationship as "family" makes me want to retch out of pity for how much fuss they're kicking up over nothing.
Even as a child when I watched it the first time, I had to skip some parts because they were just too silly for me. When you compare it to Finding Nemo for example, a much more dramatic picture with depth, lovable characters and outstanding dialog, you'll see what I mean.
It's not even one of those "so bad it's good" movies. Just plain unbearable.
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