Homeward Bound - The Incredible Journey (1993)

Homeward Bound - The Incredible Journey



Critic Consensus: 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.

Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: G
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Linda Wolverton, Caroline Thompson, Linda Woolverton
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 2, 1997


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Critic Reviews for Homeward Bound - The Incredible Journey

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (9)

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

Full Review… | May 12, 2008
Top Critic

[A] delightful remake.

May 12, 2008
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Totally uncorrupting.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Matters are accomplished by director Duwayne Dunham with fairly professional skill.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

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.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

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.

Bathsheba Monk
Bathsheba Monk

Super Reviewer

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.

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