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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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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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Pig the Pig (voice)
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Duke the Dog (voice)
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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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4 August 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Barnyard: The Original Party Animals  »

Box Office

Budget:

$51,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

(at around 43 mins) When the farmer is knocked out, Otis gives him a copy of the book Charlotte's Web (2006) by E.B. White - the basis for the next Nickelodeon Movie. 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 »

Quotes

Daisy the Cow: [feels her stomach] Oh, my... I think, the baby's coming!
Otis the Cow: WHAT?
Daisy the Cow: [giggles] I made you jump.
Otis the Cow: Oh, thank you. Very much. I swallowed my cud!
Daisy the Cow: [laughs, then looks up at the stars] It's so... beautiful...
Otis the Cow: My cud?
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Connections

Referenced in The 11th Hour (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Hillbilly Holla
by Mickey Petralia, Michael Fitzpatrick & Cody Dickinson
Performed by North Mississippi Allstars
Produced by Mickey Petralia & Michael Fitzpatrick
North Mississippi Allstars performs courtesy of ATO Records
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Barnyard: A Movie That Truly Bought The Farm
24 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you've ever contributed your views towards a movie, you know that it can be difficult to choose your words. It's a delicate process, like assembling a ship inside a bottle. The careful configuration of diction and phrases is enough to make you stop and think. For instance, do you say that the movie "reeks" or that it simply "makes you want to kill yourself"? Does it "bite hard" or does it "make Bio Dome look like The Magnificent Andersons"? What do you say?!?

I remember, as if it were yesterday, walking into the movie theater to view Superman Returns. The smell of the theater, the roar of THX. Suddenly, my friend exclaims "Nickelodeon must deliberately pick the worst movies to sponsor." Turning around, I noticed that he was viewing a large banner, prominently featuring cows, chickens, pigs, and dogs. All of them with big stupid grins. All of them riding choppers. I could just picture the pitch for this movie: Writer "There's a son who doesn't want responsibility, but his father wants him to carry on in his footsteps. But most of the movie is the son partying with his friends" Agent "No thanks. Very cliché. Very boring." Writer "Wait, did I mention that they're all barnyard animals?" Agent "Okay than. Let's do it!"

The movie has no essential plot, but rather relies on the hope that people will find a talking cow funny. I was also disturbed by several key elements in the story including, but not limited to, the following:

The males cows have utters. A discussion based on the idea of a baby cow 'getting stuck' halfway through the birth. The birthing scene itself. Cows discussing past marriages. A rat called mr. bombastic singing about intimate relationships.

Quite basically, you can't put out a horrible plot, with terrible dialogue, and crappy animation, and then defend it with the all-encompassing disclaimer "Hey, it's a kids movie." In the end, it's still a bad movie. It's a bad kids movie. Honestly, it's just bad. This isn't me being disappointed. This is me being bitter. Kids are a lot smarter than we give them credit for. Please don't treat them like idiots who can't recognize a lackluster movie when they see one. The tagline for Barnyard reads "The Original Party Animals." It should have read "Welcome to the Suck."


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