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Home on the Range (2004)

PG  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Family  |  2 April 2004 (USA)
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To save their farm, the resident animals go bounty hunting for a notorious outlaw.

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Piggy (voice)
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Mrs. Caloway (voice)
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Rico (voice)
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Jeb, the Goat (voice)
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Buck (voice)
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Junior, the Buffalo (voice)
Sam J. Levine ...
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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's welfare then for profit, so she just hasn't got the cash to keep in business. The other animals, mainly carefree youngsters, being unable, three cows of very different temperament and manners rise to the desperate occasion and set out to do battle for their dream home, teaming up unnaturally with each-other, the sheriff's megalomaniac horse and any other animal who can possibly help, even a crazy lucky rabbit and an invincible buffalo, hoping to beat the crook to the Patch's auction, or anything it takes... Written by KGF Vissers

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

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2 April 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sweating Bullets  »

Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$139,981 (South Africa) (12 November 2004)

Gross:

$139,981 (South Africa) (12 November 2004)
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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 »

Goofs

Buck runs over the tracks of Slim and the cattle to confuse the cows. When the cows arrive, however, all the tracks are cattle hoofprints. (In the DVD audio commentary, the filmmakers explain that originally Slim, not Buck, was to scramble the trails; the backgrounds were from this original version.) See more »

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Cows aren't funny
6 April 2004 | by (Denver, Colorado) – See all my reviews

This is the most dispiriting Disney release since the dark days of the Black Cauldron. The laughs were strained and ill-timed. While the string of quality Disney movies carefully crafted humor aimed at adults as well as children, this one relied almost exclusively on belch jokes and inappropriate (not to mention inane) sexual innuendo. Seemingly undecided whether it was to be Emperor's-New-Groove-goes-country or South-Park-in-the-West, it miserably fails its audience both young and old.

While Judi Dench and Jennifer Tilly struggle in vain to carry the film with some attention to character, it never ceases to amaze that Roseanne -- purportedly a former stand-up comic -- has such leaden delivery and a complete lack of comic timing. Obviously, unless she is bellowing at another character, there is simply no way that her talented co-stars can create any rapport. From her first words on screen, Roseanne sinks this movie like a stone.

A total waste of some talented co-stars.

Please, please, let this be the final death rattle of the Eisner era. It is bad enough that Michael Eisner has ruined practically every character through badly-thought-out and badly-realized straight-to-video sequels, but to completely destroy the bedrock of the Disney empire -- animated theatrical releases -- is unforgiveable.

This one only gets a 2 out of 10.


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