Home on the Range Reviews
December 11, 2009
Freed from the tyranny of dimensionality and realism, the animators indulged in one of the most goofy, silly, cartoony projects made at Disney in years.
November 16, 2009
Assorted movie in-jokes should keep parents tolerably entertained, and Alan Menken's songs mercifully favor western swing over the expected twang pop.
October 18, 2008
At last the humble cow has been recognised for more than simply gracing Gary Larsen cartoons.
November 23, 2007
...only very small children will be able to label it anything more than a pleasant diversion.
September 26, 2006
Adults will enjoy saddling up and going for the ride -- possibly even enjoying this moo-vie more than your kids. It's udderly hilarious!
June 24, 2006
One mustn't carp too much; the film unfolds at a sprightly pace, making it fair fodder for undemanding sproglets.
August 8, 2004
A brightly amusing romp, which can truly be recommended for the entire family in that time-honored (but somewhat neglected these days) Disney tradition.
August 7, 2004
Likeable, fast-paced animation with some good gags and that cinematic rarity: a decent Cuba Gooding Jnr performance.
August 6, 2004
Judged apart from its mousehouse history it's highly likeable, pleasantly unpretentious and plenty amusing.
July 12, 2004
Marks a return to form after such cartoon clunkers as Brother Bear and The Jungle Book 2.
June 12, 2004
It's a reminder that Disney can be pretty funny when it needs to be. It's in the 101 Dalmatians range: a lot of fun, and not requiring a spoonful of sugar to go down.
May 20, 2004
There's nothing terribly new about this animated Disney feature, but it's still engaging good fun.
April 27, 2004
Even if Disney production turns out to be, as many observers fear, one of studio's last 'traditionally animated' features, retro opus proves there's still a lot of life in them thar cels.
April 24, 2004
It's bittersweet that the era has to end on this accomplished, but awfully slight entry and not on a blockbuster.
April 22, 2004
Finding a creative pleasure freed from musical constraints, Home on the Range is a definite curiosity in the Disney canon.
April 17, 2004
It's short and not syrupy. There's an undeniable proto-feminist subtext, too.