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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. Read critic reviews

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Before the Seavers leave for a family vacation to San Francisco, they drop off their pets -- Chance (Michael J. Fox), an adventurous American bulldog; Shadow (Don Ameche), a wise golden retriever; and Sassy (Sally Field), a cautious cat -- at a friend's ranch. But when the animals start to worry that they've been left for good, the three embark together on a treacherous and thrilling journey to find their way back home through the California wilderness.

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Don Ameche
Shadow
Voice
Michael J. Fox
Chance
Voice
Sally Field
Sassy
Voice
Don Adler
Molly's Father
Ed Bernard
Desk Sergeant
Kevin Chevalia
Jamie Seaver
Anne Christianson
Research Assistant
Kim Greist
Laura Burnford-Seaver
Sheila Burnford
Writer (Novel)
Donald W. Ernst
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Kirk Wise
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Bruce Broughton
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Reed Smoot
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Audience Reviews for Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

  • Jul 29, 2012
    Sweet and likable for all the family. Years after, The Incredible Journey still a delight remarkable odyssey and a Disney classic.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 18, 2012
    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 M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 07, 2011
    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.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Aug 15, 2011
    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.
    Directors C Super Reviewer

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