When the farmer's away, all the animals play ... and sing, and dance. Eventually, though, someone has to step in and run things, a responsibility that ends up going to Otis, a carefree cow.

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Otis the Cow (voice)
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Daisy the Cow (voice)
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Ben the Cow (voice)
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Miles the Mule (voice)
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Bessy the Cow (voice)
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Etta the Hen (voice)
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Dag the Coyote (voice)
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Pip the Mouse (voice) (as Jeff Garcia)
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Eddy the Cow (voice) (as Scott Bullock)
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Igg the Cow (voice)
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When the farmer's away, all the animals play ... and sing, and dance. Eventually, though, someone has to step in and run things, a responsibility that ends up going to Otis, a carefree cow.

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Rated PG for some mild peril and rude humor | See all certifications »

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Barnyard: The Original Party Animals  »

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$51,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,820,864 (USA) (4 August 2006)

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$72,601,713 (USA) (27 October 2006)
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Trivia

Loosely based on George Orwell's novel 'Animal Farm'. See more »

Goofs

(at around 5 mins) When Otis and the gang fly through the air on the surfboard at the start, the characters switch places twice while still in the air. See more »

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Mrs. Beady: Randall, There is a cow outside.
Mr. Beady: This is a cow farm. You're gonna find cows outside.
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Slow Ride
Written by "Lonesome' Dave Peverett' (as David Peverett)
Performed by Paul D. Calder (as Paul Calder)
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17 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I find it hilarious that so many people are gnashing their teeth and saying,"it's just a copy of The Lion King". This type of story didn't start in 1994 - the plot is ancient, with even Disney admitting that it was based on some of their earlier films, Hamlet and - get this - Exodus from the Bible (not including the fact that it was alleged that the whole movie was stolen from "Kimba the White Lion, but that's another matter). So, the genre is several millennia old. If people are going to accuse "Barnyard" of plagiarism, they should at least check the original source material before throwing stones.

Anyway, onto the film. I thought it was lightweight, but had some very funny parts. Thankfully, my children (13 and 8) are able to separate fact from fiction, so the images of bulls with udders, getting loaded on milk, stealing a car and evading the police whilst joyriding probably won't have too much of a negative impact on their lives. However, if, when they're older, they fall into the company of a gang of cows with attitude and a propensity for car theft, I'll know who to blame.

Some people really need to lighten up.


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