August 4th, 2006


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When the farmer's away, all the animals play ... and sing, and dance. Eventually, though, someone has to step in and run things, a responsibility that ends up going to Otis, a carefree cow.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 5.5/10 (9,866 voted)

Critic's Score: 42/100

Director: Steve Oedekerk

Stars: Kevin James, Courteney Cox, Danny Glover

When the farmer's away, all the animals play ... and sing, and dance. Eventually, though, someone has to step in and run things, a responsibility that ends up going to Otis, a carefree cow.

Kevin James - Otis the Cow(voice)
Courteney Cox - Daisy the Cow(voice)
Sam Elliott - Ben the Cow(voice)
Danny Glover - Miles the Mule(voice)
Wanda Sykes - Bessy the Cow(voice)
Andie MacDowell - Etta the Hen(voice)
David Koechner - Dag the Coyote(voice)
Jeffrey Garcia - Pip the Mouse(voice) (as Jeff Garcia)
Cam Clarke - Freddy the Ferret(voice)
Rob Paulsen - Peck the Rooster / Gopher(voice)
Tino Insana - Pig the Pig(voice)
Dom Irrera - Duke the Dog(voice)
S. Scott Bullock - Eddy the Cow(voice) (as Scott Bullock)
John Di Maggio - Bud the Cow / Officer O'Hanlon(voice) (as John DiMaggio)
Maurice LaMarche - Igg the Cow(voice)

Taglines: Have a cow.


Official Website: Paramount Pictures [United States] |

Release Date: 4 August 2006

Box Office Details

Budget: $51,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $15,820,864 (USA) (6 August 2006) (3311 Screens)

Gross: $72,601,713 (USA) (29 October 2006)

Technical Specs

Runtime:USA:  | Argentina:

Did You Know?

The "male" bovines having udders was explained in the October 2006 issue of Nickelodeon's official magazine, "Nick Magazine". In the letters page, one reader asked about the anatomically-incorrect cows(bovine) and whether or not it was intentional or not, and the magazine explained that the movie's director "thought it would be funny for the male cows(bulls) to have udders".

Continuity: When Mr. Beady is asleep in his stuffed chair, he is shown holding a beer in his right hand. Also shown is a doily laying on the table next to him to his right. He wakes up in the next shot and immediately lifts up a six-pack of beer with his left hand from the floor next to him. The beer that was in his right hand has disappeared, and the doily is now on the arm of the chair and not on the table.

Freddy the Ferret: [the unconscious farmer has discovered the animals] He knows too much! We gotta take care of him. We gotta whack him!
Otis the Cow: There will be NO WHACKING! Okay? The farmer's a good guy! He's been good to us.
Miles the Mule: He's a vegan! God bless him.
Pig the Pig: And, uh, what is a vegan again?
Freddy the Ferret: Oh, I know this one...
Pip the Mouse: Naw, I got it... it means you can't eat anything with a face.
Peck the Rooster: No, no, that's a vegetarian.
Pig the Pig: Vegetarians have to eat in the dark, right?
Duke the Dog: That's a VAMPIRE. C'mon!
Pip the Mouse: You can't eat cheese?

User Review

Come on, lighten up


My daughter and I....ages 8 & 55 saw this over the weekend and I just don't understand why there are so many negative reviews. We both laughed most of the time...except when Ben died, and my daughter looked up with a serious look on her face and said..."that's sad isn't it dad". I wish my son would've been along to see the lesson about being responsible. I'm recommending it to everyone I see! Udders on bulls, cows stealing a car...I say let's not look to deep and just sit back and enjoy the stupid humor....farmer under the funny. Do we really need to be so critical of the quality of animation? I didn't even notice anything about it, I was too busy just enjoying what I thought was a good movie.