Home on the Range Reviews

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Super Reviewer
½ March 3, 2011
Funny, but has no appeal at all to adults. It was cute for kids, but in the end this movie will be forgotten.
michael e.
Super Reviewer
December 13, 2010
meh its okay
Movie Monster
Super Reviewer
½ November 10, 2010
A Disney movie that is dull and forgettable.
Super Reviewer
½ June 5, 2010
It's like a Disney movie made by hillbillies from rural Texas. That means its not good at all!
Super Reviewer
November 4, 2007
it was funny worth a watch not much you can say about i kids cartoon movies but its ok
Super Reviewer
½ August 15, 2007
Weird western musical feature-length cartoon from Disney; it all feels wrong. A cow movie.
Super Reviewer
½ December 2, 2011
Funny, but has no appeal at all to adults. It was cute for kids, but in the end this movie will be forgotten.
Super Reviewer
August 20, 2011
7th of the Competition Era

When compared to previous studio outings, "Home on the Range" really lacks in terms of animation. The character designs are not the worst, but they have a flat look to them that only gets worse because the cg around them makes them look even more flat. The film's cg does not mesh well and with the amount used it's fairly noticeable that Disney already wanted to leave traditional animation behind. The film does provide some nice coloring, and the movement isn't to bad but it's minor successes are badly over shadowed. This film provides animation that could best be described as quite possibly the best Disney straight to video animation, only it was theatrical.

This film provides a score that isn't too bad, and will make one feel like they're watching a Western for kids. The songs are decent as well and won't annoy anyone, but it isn't anything special and won't stay in mind long.

Roseanne Barr plays a cow named Maggie, she has some fun moments that are humorous and works well enough as a protagonist for the audience to care for her. Judi Dench and Jennifer Tilly voice the two cows (Mrs. Calloway and Grace respectively) that come along with Maggie on her quest to save their farm, they work pretty well and never annoy or agitate the audience. Racing against the heroines to capture the bad guy is Buck, a stallion voiced by Cuba Gooding Jr. who is pretty funny, but comes off as a talkative version of other silent horses in animated films that were meant to be humorous. Randy Quaid performs well as the film's antagonist Alameda Slim, who acts like a stereotypical evil cowboy, which was of course the intention. The rest of the cast does a pretty good job and will not tire the older audience out.

It's plot is not the most original but it doesn't matter much considering this is meant to be a parody on Western films. The heroines must save their farm because the owner is about to lose it, so they go after an outlaw to get the money and the protagonist Maggie wants revenge because of a previous encounter with him. On the whole it has a lot of laughs... if you're a fan of Westerns, if not one might feel bored throughout it. It's not perfect even for Western fans though considering that some of it's jokes are really more for the young then for the adults, and those are pretty annoying.

"Home on the Range" is a strange film, while enjoyable for the fans of Westerns it can get tedious for them at times, but it is serviceable enough to pass the time with a child without being too annoying or tiresome.

Up Next: The sky is falling, it's crushed Hand Drawn animation, this era, and worse yet decency.
Jason Vargo
Super Reviewer
½ September 8, 2011
Even after adjusting expectations accordingly based on word of mouth and the sheer fact I haven't gotten around to seeing Home on the Range, this Disney effort is...middling isn't the right word. Uninspired. Dull. Lifeless. Trying WAY too hard. You can see various pieces which might have worked in a better script, but nothing gels the way it should. The expected adventures for the cows never transpire while the characters are actually character types instead of "people" we care about. No one on the screen is at all memorable, the songs without punch and the running time barely hits 70 minutes when the end credits are removed. Home on the Range needs to go back to the design stage to flesh out the plot, add more dynamics with the characters and to retool. As it is, there's nothing to recommend. At least The Black Cauldron was a noble failure.
Anthony L.
Super Reviewer
½ August 10, 2012
Disney Movie #15: Home on the Range

Although it's funny and solid entertainment for small children, it's cliched plot and dull characters makes this film a bore for most. Although the voice acting is done decently, the characters and their personality does not cut it. Home on the Range may be a fun filled ride for kids, but it won't measure up to films such as The Great Mouse Detective, nevermind the absoloute classics.
Super Reviewer
July 23, 2011
While Home on the Range is a delightful family film, the film suffers from many fatal flaws from second-rate animation, poor voice contributions, and an overall cheeseball story ark.
Super Reviewer
½ July 28, 2009
It is OK to watch on a lazy Sunday afternoon with toddlers.
Super Reviewer
June 7, 2007
It is terrible that Disney made their last traditionally-animated movie this bad. The characters are okay, I guess.
Super Reviewer
April 30, 2006
Disney stated this would be that last traditionally animated movie they will create; if so, lord how the mighty have fallen for a company that could one produce legit 4-5 star animated features that appealed to all ages. Fails on about every possible level; the jokes are dumb, the songs are bad, the story is bizarre, and anyone above 8 will find nothing redeeming. Plus, Rosanne Barr as the star vocal lead? WTF?
Super Reviewer
½ October 27, 2007
There was nothing wrong with it, it's just different seeing these kinds of movies for the first time as an adult rather than as a child. Just not the same as say, Beauty and the Beast or Bambi...
Super Reviewer
½ December 22, 2009
The "voice acting" is done by actors who have the most irritating voices I have ever heard in a children's film. Roseanne Barr, Jennifer Tilly, and Judy Dench are our lead cows, so naturally my ears were bleeding within the first ten minutes. Just not good what so ever.
Super Reviewer
½ September 8, 2008
I'm not sure why I bothered my curiosity. It probably bothered my sanity. Under-age propaganda involving...over-weightiness...and...animal farms?
Super Reviewer
½ July 14, 2009
This didn't get much fanfare when it was released in 2004. Though this doesn't rise to the level of a Walt Disney Classic, "Home On The Range" is a good family film that children and adults will enjoy. No doubt...you will recognize Roseanne Barr's and Jennifer Tilly's voice right away. It's not a long movie...just 76 minutes...but a perfect film to show the kids before putting them to bed.
Super Reviewer
½ July 25, 2008
Enjoyable, and often funny movie that the whole family will love, we did!!!
½ April 28, 2012
It was a fun and entertaining family movie. It had nice animation, excellent voice cast, great music, nice backgrounds, very adorable characters, lots of laughs, lots of adventure and a cute storyline. Not as good as "The Lion King" but it's OK. It would be fun for kids and adults.
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