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.


Steve Oedekerk


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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)


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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What happens in the barn stays in the barn See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


During the movie, Otis's phone plays the "Hello Moto" ringtone from Motorola and interrupted a speech that a character in the movie was speaking. See more »


(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 »


Ben the Cow: Otis, a strong man stands up for himself, a stronger man stands up for others.
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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 »


References Hill Street Blues (1981) See more »


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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Harmless fun
22 October 2006 | by Bing5253See all my reviews

Barnyard is an animated movie about life on a farm. It may not be as good as many other animations but overall I think that this movie was not a great disappointment. The animation is less detailed and more comic and cartoony but is still reasonably enjoyable. It has some good old slapstick violence and some hilarious creatures in. I agree that it should not be ranked along side Finding Nemo or The Incredibles however it does have some hilariously funny moments.

This movie stars Kevin James (King of Queens) and Courtney Cox (the woman we all know from "Friends"). It also has some performances from Danny Glover and Sam Elliot.

Overall, if you are looking for a mind blowing animated movie jam packed full of hilarity then this movie probably isn't what you are looking for but if you are just looking for a decent laugh then this is worth your while.


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Release Date:

4 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barnyard: The Original Party Animals See more »


Box Office


$51,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,820,864, 6 August 2006

Gross USA:


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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