Home on the Range

April 2, 2004 0 By Fans
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To save their farm, the resident animals go bounty hunting for a notorious outlaw.

Release Year: 2004

Rating: 5.3/10 (6,337 voted)

Critic's Score: 50/100

Will Finn

Stars: Judi Dench, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jennifer Tilly

Alameda Slim, a wanted cattle rustler, uses an alias to buy up properties all over western Nebraska, and his next target is the Patch of Heaven dairy farm, where the widow owner cares more for her 'family' of yard animals's welfare then for profit, so she just hasn't got the cash to keep in business. The other animals, mainly carefree youngsters, being unable, three cows of very different temperament and manners rise to the desperate occasion and set out to do battle for their dream home, teaming up unnaturally with each-other, the sheriff's megalomaniac horse and any other animal who can possibly help, even a crazy lucky rabbit and an invincible buffalo, hoping to beat the crook to the Patch's auction, or anything it takes…

Writers: Will Finn, John Sanford


G.W. Bailey

Rusty, the Dog




(as Roseanne Barr)

Bobby Block



Steve Buscemi



Carole Cook

Pearl Gesner


Charlie Dell

Ollie, the Pig


Judi Dench

Mrs. Caloway


Charles Dennis



Marshall Efron

Larry, the Duck


Joe Flaherty

Jeb, the Goat


Cuba Gooding Jr.



Charles Haid

Lucky Jack


Estelle Harris

Audrey, the Chicken


Lance LeGault

Junior, the Buffalo


Sam J. Levine

The Willie Brothers


Bust a Moo.


Official Website:
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Release Date: 2 April 2004

Box Office Details

Budget: $110,000,000


Opening Weekend: $13,880,771
(4 April 2004)
(3047 Screens)

Gross: $50,026,353
(22 August 2004)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


The final feature film to use Disney's CAPS (Computer Animation Production System) pipeline. The system – more than a simple software application, it encompassed a complex UNIX-based network of workstations and servers handling the creation, editing, storage, and workflow of multiple animated sequences – was dismantled when the animation unit was shuttered.


When Alameda Slim is branding the map of all the foreclosed ranches he has bought, he brands the Dixon Ranch (the previous home of Maggie, the Cow). Cut to a close-up of the map and the brand is gone, then reappears several seconds later.


I got it! Why don't we go nab that Alameda Slim and use the reward money to save the farm?

Mrs. Calloway:
Oh, that *is* a sensible idea.

I knew you'd love it!

Mrs. Calloway:
Don't they have sarcasm where you come from?

User Review

IMDb says the budget was over 100 million…

Rating: 5/10

where did it all go because it certainly wasn't spent on the animation.
It was just your regular Saturday morning cartoon animation. I guess
most of the money must have been spent on the stars who played the
voices. Since Rosanne's been out of work lately, she probably asked for
a pretty penny to do this.

It didn't have any fun songs that stand out in my mind. Plus, the plot
was very generic. And it needed more animals. The main animals were
cows, a rabbit, and a horse. There's also a goat, pigs, buffalo, and
chickens, but they weren't shown a lot. One of the reasons people liked
the story of Finding Nemo so much was all the different animals used to
tell the story.

FINAL VERDICT: I guess 5 year olds will like it, but I didn't think it
was too great.