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Barnyard (2006)

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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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Steve Oedekerk

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Steve Oedekerk
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin James ... Otis the Cow (voice)
Courteney Cox ... Daisy the Cow (voice)
Sam Elliott ... Ben the Cow (voice)
Danny Glover ... Miles the Mule (voice)
Wanda Sykes ... Bessy the Cow (voice)
Andie MacDowell ... Etta the Hen (voice)
David Koechner ... Dag the Coyote (voice)
Jeffrey Garcia ... Pip the Mouse (voice) (as Jeff Garcia)
Cam Clarke ... Freddy the Ferret (voice)
Rob Paulsen ... Peck the Rooster / Gopher (voice)
Tino Insana ... Pig the Pig (voice)
Dom Irrera ... Duke the Dog (voice)
S. Scott Bullock S. Scott Bullock ... Eddy the Cow (voice) (as Scott Bullock)
John DiMaggio ... Bud the Cow / Officer O'Hanlon (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Igg the Cow (voice)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The Secret Lives Of Animals Revealed! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

French website | UIP (German) | See more »

Country:

Germany | USA | Netherlands

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barnyard: The Original Party Animals See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$51,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,820,864, 6 August 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$72,779,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$118,583,844
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

SDDS | DTS | Dolby

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Originally Billy Crystal was going to have a role in the film he would have voiced one of the farm animals. 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

Eddy the Cow: [Otis and the Jersey cows are running from the cops] Two all-beef patties! That's our future!
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Crazy Credits

PRODUCTION BABIES: Abigail Jeane Erickson, Aria Isabel Avery, Bradley Harrison Grimes, Caspar Levy Gebhardt, Dimitri Sergeivich Volkov, Elle Sophia Jordan, Ethan Bennett Chavez, Fa Chiyeung Gorham, Garrett Keith Ace, Genesis Mara Castro, Hannah Francis Simpson, Juliana Enid Lopez, Luke Matthew Socrates Thomas, Madelyn Rose Grimes, Ryan R. Montague, Sydney Grace Mulholland. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Lord of the Dance (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

2Stepn'
by Mickey Petralia, Michael Fitzpatrick, Cody Dickinson & Luther Dickinson
Performed by North Mississippi Allstars
Produced by Mickey Petralia & Michael Fitzpatrick
North Mississippi Allstars performs courtesy of ATO Records
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It's silly,incredibly stupid looking,but hey ,I loved it.It made me laugh out loud more than the current live action comedies.
3 August 2006 | by HiddenVoiceSee all my reviews

This film at sometimes feels like as if it were made by the Farrelly Brothers.It's slapstick humor and it's wildly nutty behaviour that makes it look like a R-rated comedy,makes it all the while more funny The story is sort of like a parody of Lion King.Farmers on a farm are keeping animals under their eye and well protected.And animals pretty much behave like,well,animals.But what happens when the farmers out.Well,the party begins,as these animals somehow behave more like humans,crazily partying around with the rest of the animals.And a carefree cow is held responsible for whatever goes on.He's in charge.And he needs to protect the farm from their enemies,the Coyotes.Otis the carefree cow,pretty much don't take it seriously.Ben ,a cow who takes it very seriously is giving advice to Otis to grow up and all that.When Ben is no longer able to lead, Otis tries to keep order but the role of leader does not come as naturally for him. Without Ben to keep everyone in line, absolute mayhem breaks loose and it isn't long before the farmer begins to get to the bottom of the animals' secret--and the scheming coyotes begin to think that the farm could be theirs for the taking.

Just don't take this film seriously,especially not the story.The problem with the film is that ,we've seen it all before.Especially the recent animated films that are flooding cinema's.They are either about animals,or insects,or well CARS.And this film has similarities with many animated films.The story is nothing new at all.And that is its drawback.And it's approach is rather conventional with dumb looking characters that are half baked.But there are sweet moments that don't get too sentimental.Another weakness is its weaker than expected animation.It's not fair to have such an average animation to a funny movie.If the film's animation was heighten to a better quality,it would've been better than it already was.

However,I really liked the jokes,which seem to have been aimed at adults.But the animation was passable.The film has some really outrageously hilarious moments,giving you snort out loud laughs.The animals are more human-like than actual animals,and they love partying around,all night.They behave like those characters from Ace Ventura films or other Oedekerk films.

In short,it's simply a mindless comedy with a lot of great laughs.I would take this any time over the disappointing Talladega nights.

You gotta moo at least once!What happens in the Barnyard,stays in the Barnyard.


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