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Homeward Bound - The Incredible Journey

Homeward Bound - The Incredible Journey (1993)



Average Rating: 6.6/10
Reviews Counted: 24
Fresh: 21 | Rotten: 3

Disney's remake of The Incredible Journey successfully replicates, and in some ways improves upon, the simple charms of the original, with its cross-country animal odyssey sure to delight kids.


Average Rating: 7/10
Critic Reviews: 9
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 1

Disney's remake of The Incredible Journey successfully replicates, and in some ways improves upon, the simple charms of the original, with its cross-country animal odyssey sure to delight kids.



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Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, Disney's 1993 remake of the 1963 hit The Incredible Journey, follows three household pets as they travel across mountains and plains on their way to find their owners. A misunderstanding leads the animals to mistakenly believe that they have been abandoned by their loved ones, when in reality they have been left in the care of a friend while the family has moved from the country to the city for the father to take a temporary assignment . All three pets--a

Dec 2, 1997


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All Critics (24) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (21) | Rotten (3)

A sprightly little entertainment that should enthrall tots without straining the patience of their parents.

May 12, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
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[A] delightful remake.

May 12, 2008
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Totally uncorrupting.

February 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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This film is clever even with its human actors, dispensing with the first film's animal-loving hermits and playing up the importance of a cute, newly typical American family.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Even the most televisionally overstimulated will likely enjoy this boy-and-his-dog movie -- which also happens to be a girl-and-her-cat movie too.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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It has a certain craftsmanship and an undeniable charm, and if you find yourself watching it with a child you may end up liking it almost as much.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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This film will appeal to anyone of any age who doesn't have a heart of stone.

April 4, 2011 Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope
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Adventurous animal tale will have kids riveted.

January 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
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Brighter and breezier than many movies starring humans nowadays.

May 12, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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Entertaining sequel w/perhaps first of big star voiceovers.

March 20, 2008

So damn incredible, it put me to sleep.

March 5, 2003 | Comments (2)
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Not a perfect film, but generally one that should please adults and children.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source:

An unexpected delight.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

It'll leap up at you, lick you in the face, then curl up in your lap and stay there, soft and warm and content.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Homeward Bound - The Incredible Journey

Sweet and likable for all the family. Years after, The Incredible Journey still a delight remarkable odyssey and a Disney classic.
July 29, 2012
Lucas Martins

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My animal-movie loving mania continues. I seem to remember a black and white version of this movie, but maybe I'm hallucinating nostalgia. I definitely read the book. It's a great story--what animal lover doesn't fear being separated from a beloved pet and then doesn't fantasy about that pet finding their way back to you? It bordered on sentimentality (it is Disney after all) but I cried at the end so there you have it.
February 18, 2012
Bathsheba Monk
Bathsheba Monk

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It's the rare remake that works and improves upon its inspiration. I grew up with this film and I still cry every time I watch it. So much care was put into making this film, and it sucessfully respects the original and doesn't try to be hip for the new generation audience but rather goes in the better direction of good storytelling. The voice acting is also well done so there isn't really anything to dislike about Homeward Bound.
January 22, 2012
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Homeward Bound-The Incredible Journey is the perfect family film. The film may not be flawless, but for what it is, it's a fun, charming film that kids and adults can enjoy. The film is good fun. The voice talents are good in their parts, and you see that they have fun with the material. Homeward Bound is a fun family film for anyone looking for good entertainment. The film has a good story, a good cast and good adventure. Homeward Bound is a good film that the entire family can enjoy. With a good cast, this film is worth watching, and this is simply an amusing film. The film may not be perfect, but it's entertaining enough to appeal to the family, and it's simply a good adventure film. The film is charming and the cast do a good job with their parts. The script is well written, and the film succeeds at being a piece of nostalgia from your childhood, that is if you've seen it when you were younger. The voice over of the animals is a clever touch, and considering that this film came out around the same time as Beethoven, this is a far better family film with a better story, better acting, and above all, much more original concept. This the better film to watch and unlike Beethoven, which is tiring, stupid, and poorly constructed, Homeward Bound is still a good film after all these years. The film is very enjoyable whether you're a child or not, and it's an adventurous story that will appeal to the child in all of us.
November 8, 2011
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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    1. Sassy--The Cat: Shadow is that people?
    2. Shadow--The Golden Retriever: Yes Sassy I'm going to find them.
    3. Chance--The Bulldog: What, no, no strangers Shadow they'll take us to the pound they'll lock us up we'll never come out again!
    4. Shadow--The Golden Retriever: They're just looking for the little girl chance she needs us we have to help.
    5. Chance--The Bulldog: Okay I just hope you know what you're doing I don't want to back there again ever.
    6. Shadow--The Golden Retriever: Don't worry, Sassy you keep her warm I'll be right back.
    7. Sassy--The Cat: Hurry Shadow!
    – Submitted by MarieBella C (12 months ago)
    1. Chance--The Bulldog: Ow ow! He bit me with his butt!
    2. Shadow--The Golden Retriever: Oh chance you really are a 'bull' dog aren't you?
    3. Chance--The Bulldog: I was just curious!
    4. Sassy--The Cat: Like my mother always said, "Curiosity killed the dog."
    5. Shadow--The Golden Retriever: Sassy can you pull those things out?
    6. Sassy--The Cat: I'll try.
    7. Chance--The Bulldog: Ow Sassy you got my lip!
    8. Sassy--The Cat: Relax I'm a professional!
    9. Shadow--The Golden Retriever: They look like they're in deep.
    10. Sassy--The Cat: Really deep.
    11. Shadow--The Golden Retriever: Whatever you do don't lick yourself!
    12. Chance--The Bulldog: Jerk!
    – Submitted by MarieBella C (12 months ago)
    1. Shadow--The Golden Retriever: [seeing his owner] Peter.
    2. Peter: SHADOW!
    3. Shadow--The Golden Retriever: Oh, Peter. I've missed you so much. [both run towards each other] PETER! [they embrace]
    – Submitted by David E (21 months ago)
    1. Chance--The Bulldog: I love you, Shadow.
    – Submitted by David E (21 months ago)
    1. Sassy--The Cat: [some dogs are flirting with her] Oh, great. 'Catcalls'.
    – Submitted by David E (21 months ago)
    1. Chance--The Bulldog: [looking inside a log] Hey, what's that smell? It smells interesting. [something makes a noise, Chance gets out of the log & flees. [a skunk comes out, laughing.]
    – Submitted by David E (21 months ago)
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