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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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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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


The Original Party Animals See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

French website | UIP (German) | See more »


USA | Germany | Netherlands



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:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

SDDS | DTS | Dolby



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is Daisy's only appearance. She is then replaced with a more tomboyish girl cow named Abby on Back at the Barnyard (2007) since Daisy failed to make anymore appearances. See more »


(at around 43 mins) After the farmer has been knocked out and the animals attempt to make it appear as though a branch fell on him while reading against a tree, we see from the farmer's point-of-view that Otis places the book on the farmer spine-first with the open pages facing out. However, in the next shot the book is lying open on the farmer with the pages down and the spine facing away from him. See more »


Freddy the Ferret: [the unconscious farmer has discovered the animals] He knows too much! We gotta take care of him. We gotta whack him!
Otis the Cow: There will be NO WHACKING! Okay? The farmer's a good guy! He's been good to us.
Miles the Mule: He's a vegan! God bless him.
Pig the Pig: And, uh, what is a vegan again?
Freddy the Ferret: Oh, I know this one...
Pip the Mouse: Naw, I got it... it means you can't eat anything with a face.
Peck the Rooster: No, no, that's a vegetarian.
Pig the Pig: Vegetarians have to eat in the dark, right?
Duke the Dog: That's a VAMPIRE. C'mon!
Pip the Mouse: You can't eat cheese?
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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 »


Referenced in To Each His Own Cinema (2007) See more »


Wild and Free
by Patrick Edenberg, John Francis & Anders Hansson
Performed by Rednex
Courtesy of Jive UK
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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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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