Homeward Bound - The Incredible Journey (1993)

Homeward Bound - The Incredible Journey (1993)



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.

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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 golden retriever (Don Ameche), a cat (Sally Field), and a bulldog puppy (Michael J. Fox)--can talk, and they bicker and crack jokes as they set off on a truly incredible journey chock full of misadventures as they wend their way back to their owners.
Action & Adventure , Kids & Family
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Robert Hays
as Bob Burnford
Kim Greist
as Laura Burnford
Jean Smart
as Kate
Benji Thall
as Peter
Benj Thall
as Peter
Don Alder
as Molly's Father
Don Adler
as Molly's Father
Ed Bernard
as Desk Sergeant
Anne Christianson
as Research Assistant
Woody Eney
as Mark, the Forest Ranger
Rich Hawkins
as Forest Ranger
Nurmi Husa
as Caterer
Jane Jones
as Molly's Mother
Sally Field
as Sassy
Kit McDonough
as Female Forest Ranger
Don Ameche
as Shadow
Mary Marsh
as Laura's Mother
Frank Roberts
as Laura's Dad
Gary Taylor
as Frank
Mark L. Taylor
as Kirkwood
Jesse Merz
as Student
Frank Welker
as Special Vocal Effects
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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 8, 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.

May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

As an episode of The Wonderful World of Disney, it would be fine, but as a major motion picture, it's disappointing.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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… | December 31, 1999
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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Directors Cat

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