Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Home on the Range|
Actors: Judi Dench, Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Tilly, Randy Quaid
Directors: John Sanford, Will Finn
Genres: Westerns, Kids & Family, Animation
Round up the family and get ready for a whole lotta fun with Disney's hilarious animated comedy HOME ON THE RANGE. It's a "total joy," raves Gene Shalit, The Today Show. When a greedy outlaw schemes to take possession of t... more »
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Victoria L. (Littlemissvel) from MURRIETA, CA
Reviewed on 12/23/2011...
Buck L. (Suntydt) from TAZEWELL, TN
Reviewed on 10/29/2011...
This is a cute movie. My impression is that it is geared toward an older audience but it would still be entertaining for the kiddies. It has a bit of mystery and a few unexpected twists. All and all it was alot of fun.
Margaret S. (morgan2010) from GLENVIEW, IL
Reviewed on 6/2/2011...
The story of the farm in trouble and needs a heor to save it is taken on by three cows, a horse and a jack rabbit. The soundtrack adds a lot to the flavor of the story and this movie grew on me to the point that I added the soundtrack to my iphone. It's worth added to your children's dvd library.
Monica S. from CHICAGO, IL
Reviewed on 5/12/2011...
This movie is...how to describe it? The villain is a cattle thief who uses his HYPNOTIC YODELING POWERS to hypnotize cows into following him. That really says it all. If you think this is a clever or funny idea, you will probably enjoy the movie. If you think it is an incredibly stupid idea, you probably won't like it. Personally, I think this movie is brilliantly funny in the same vein as Ed Wood's Plan 9 From Outer Space. It is so ridiculous and bad that it actually becomes enjoyable...if you like that sort of thing. One of the deleted scenes shows that originally, Slim was going to take his army of hypnotized cows to march on Washington and take over the White House, which would have been the most hilarious thing EVER.
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Bruce Aguilar | Hollywood, CA | 04/07/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Disney's last hand-drawn feature isn't a Disney film at all; it's an attempt to make a Warner Brothers Looney Tune feature, which is as sad an end to Disney's legacy as I can think of. To abandon all that made the studio great and try to ape another's success is a sure sign of management's faithlessness in Disney's legacy. Things start off well enough when a decidedly unlucky rabbit continually gets into ever more hilarious situations (getting run over by a wagon wheel, stuck by a cactus, bitten by a snake, you get the idea). It was the one moment in the film where the audience as a whole was laughing. But after this sequence, I only heard sporadic chuckles.Although the fast pace and simplistic story accurately mimic the Looney Tunes shorts, the characters aren't nearly as entertaining. None have charisma of Bugs, Daffy or even Pepe Le Peu. Without strong characters the comedy comes off hollow and didn't hold my (nor the audiences' it seemed) interest. The film is a brisk 71 minutes or so, but I was looking at my watch anyways. Someone sitting next to me even fell asleep!There seems to be a general lack of imagination in this film. The one exception being the completely unexpected way in which the cows are being stolen. It's a great idea that had the potential to be classic moment in Disney animation, but feels roped in, constipated, as if the filmmakers were afraid to trust the idea and let it guide the action. Young children will mostly enjoy this film while it lasts but it's sure to be forgotten soon afterward. There are a few jokes that are meant for older audiences, but it's not enough to make a lasting impression. This film will be best enjoyed on DVD as a babysitter."
It All Ends With Cows
Family Movie Critic | 04/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Home on the Range" is the last Disney traditionally animated film due to the increasing demand for computer animation. This film has a lot of heart, and the story hits close to home. Maggie(Roseanne Barr) is a prize winning show cow. When the other cows on her farm where stolen by Alameda Slim, her owner had to sell the farm and give Maggie away to Pearl at Patch of Heaven. The farm appears to be just what it's name suggests, but Pearl has fallen into trouble with the bank, and the farm will be auctioned off if she can't get the money she needs. When the cows hear about the bounty put on caddle rustler Alameda Slim, they set out on a wild west adventure to capture him and collect the reward money to save the farm. However, there are other people after Slim, so it becomes a hilarious race. The film is rated PG, but there really wasn't anything too bad. The reason for the PG rating is burping and slaptick violence. The violence is exactly like what you would see in a Looney Tunes cartoon. That big long lump even appears on peoples heads. I don't think parents will have a problem with the content of this film.The style of animation is very good. The scenery is so pretty, and the animals are so cute. The voice work is amazing. Dame Judy Dench provides the voice to lead cow on Patch of Heaven, Mrs. Calloway. I wouldn't have pegged Dench to play a western cow, seeing as she is british, but it really does work well, giving her the feeling that she thinks she is better than everybody else. Jenifer Tilly is the voice of my favorite cow in the film, Grace. Grace is a little slow and very peaceful. She provides most of the comic releif during the film. Randy Quaid is the voice of the yodelling outlaw, Alameda Slim. He really is perfect at it, creating the second funnyist Disney villain, just next to Yzma from "The Emporor's New Groove." "Home on the Range" is the type of Disney film that will please everybody. It has a great story, as well as good humor, and a lot of heart."
My kids love it, whatelse matters?
Douglas M. Downey | Indianapolis | 09/13/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I am in that period of my life where I am watching a lot of children's programming. The tendency is to start to impose my own adult tastes on these children's movies. I think this is because the bar has been raised with Shrek and other movies that plant plenty of jokes for the parents.
The problem with Home on the Range is the adult jokes are just mildly humorous. The joke does not as much make you laugh as it makes you say to yourself, "Oh yes, they are trying to make me laugh. Cute."
Well guess what, that does not really matter. I have a four year old little girl that loves horses and a two year old boy who loves whatever his sister loves. They talk about that movie non-stop. And they have only seen it twice!
Heaven help me. When the DVD comes out, I will see it another 2...hundred times!!
Bottom line. The people who should like this movie do, not some grown-up reviewing kid's movies with the same scrutiny of a Sundance entry."