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Home on the Range (2004)

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To save their farm, the resident animals go bounty hunting for a notorious outlaw.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Rusty, the Dog (voice)
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Maggie (voice)
Bobby Block ...
Piggy (voice)
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Wesley (voice)
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Pearl Gesner (voice)
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Ollie, the Pig (voice)
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Mrs. Caloway (voice)
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Rico (voice)
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Larry, the Duck (voice)
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Jeb, the Goat (voice)
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Buck (voice)
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Lucky Jack (voice)
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Lance LeGault ...
Junior, the Buffalo (voice)
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The Willie Brothers (voice) (as Sam J. Levine)
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Storyline

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 TS

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farm | rustler | dairy farm | cattle | cow | See All (101) »

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"Beef Thief" See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 April 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sweating Bullets  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,880,771, 4 April 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$50,030,461

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$103,951,461
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1.77 : 1
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Trivia

When Buck says "Stallion of the Cim-MORON", he made a reference to the movie, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. See more »

Goofs

When Alameda Slim is branding the map of all the foreclosed ranches he has bought, he brands the Dixon Ranch (the previous home of Maggie, the Cow). Cut to a close-up of the map and the brand is gone, then reappears several seconds later. See more »

Quotes

Alameda Slim: And judging from the notches on the ears, I'd say this is the last of Big Mike Donald's herd.
Willie Brother #1: Big Mike Donald had a farm?
The Willie Brothers: Ee-ai, ee-ai...
[Slim hits the Willies]
The Willie Brothers: [groaning] Ohhhh.
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning, the almost-formed logo is branded onto a piece of leather. Then the arc fires in and then burns up to opening shot. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Nostalgia Chick: The Lion King (in 3D!) (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Die Walkürie (The Valkyrie), Act 3: Ride of the Valkyries
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Written by Richard Wagner
Performed by Randy Quaid
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Nice visuals, otherwise unexceptional
11 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

While the film wasn't a total dud a la "Treasure Planet," it's certainly no "Little Mermaid," or even "Emperor's New Groove," which I consider the best of the latest crop of cartoons for its hip sensibility. "Home on the Range" suffers from an unoriginal and unfunny script, although it is not tediously poor or Saturday-morning-cartoon simple. To begin, there is an overabundance of plastic-playset ready characters (literally a whole farm full): the trio of bounty-hunting heifers played by Roseanne Barr, Judi Dench, and Jennifer Tilly; the yodeling cattle rustler Alameda Slim (Randy Quaid) and his three bumbling nephews; the wannabe-hero steed Buck (Cuba Gooding Jr-- who ok'ed that name?); two lascivious bulls; a buffalo bouncer; a peg-legged jackrabbit; and a whole farmyard of pigs, chickens, a goose, and a surly goat. Oh, and Steve Buscemi shows up too, as a caricature of himself in a purple suit and a pencil moustache. Estelle Harris and Patrick Warburton (so memorable in "Toy Story 2" and "Groove," respectively), had brief cameos as well. There's no time for any kind of character development (not even with a sacred Disney "I Want" song), and the thinnest of premises has the cows hunting for Slim in time to get the reward money to save their farm. I was surprised not by the simplicity but by the unnecessary, unfunny bawdiness of the script (the movie opens with a shot of the Barr cow's ample udders, with her voiceover dryly remarking "Yep, they're real. Quit staring." Crossdressing, pee, and fat man jokes follow.) Alan Menken wrote a few snappy but unmemorable tunes (none of which are sung by the characters, but by the likes of Bonnie Raitt and k.d. lang) and a Coplandesque score. The film redeems itself in its art direction, which bursts with Disney color and retro UPA-style angularity. Especially in the opening scenes, a multiplane effect is used to further flatten, rather than deepen, this storybook world. It's an interesting and visually engaging concept that works well for the story. Backgrounds are intricately detailed with drybrush effects that call to mind "Sleeping Beauty;" if that film's art director, Eyvind Earle, had been called upon to paint the rocks and buttes of the American desert, it would have looked very much like this. It's quite stunning, actually, and the best art direction since 1996's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." I especially appreciated a background detail in the town scene: one of the buildings was actually only a facade, held up by supports like on a backlot Western set. Similarly, sooner or later, not just critics but parents too will demand the Disney animated features to show that they have something behind that venerable name. "Home on the Range" will tide us over for now, but a renaissance of Disney is getting to be overdue. The Disney animation department (what's left of it), like it or not, needs to take a cue from Pixar and strive for family-friendly originality if they hope to maintain the integrity of the brand. ***


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