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Home on the Range (2004). "Yeah, they're real, quit staring!"

Home on the Range. Cows in action. Maybe a horse too. Udderly terrible. Enjoy the show!


Storyline :Alameda Slim (Randy Quaid), 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 than she does for profit. She just doesn't have the cash to keep in business or to prevent Slim from taking her farm. The animals, mainly carefree youngsters, are unable to help, however, three cows of very different temperaments rise to the desperate occasion and set out to do battle for their dream home. They team up with the Sheriff's megalomaniac horse and any other animal who can possibly help, even a crazy lucky rabbit and an invincible buffalo.

Directors: Will Finn and John Sanford

Writers: Will Finn and John Sanford

Stars: Roseanne Barr, Judi Dench & Randy Quaid

Awards: 5 Nominations

Film Budget: $110,000,000 (estimated)

Gross Worldwide: $145,358,062


Supposedly this was a musical in traditional disney fashion but we honestly hated every song.


Bust a Moo...right into these fun facts.

  1. This movie earned its "PG" rating due to one of Maggie's (Roseanne Barr's) lines about her udders ("Yeah, they're real. Quit staring.")

  2. This movie marked the beginning of a five-year hiatus of traditionally animated Disney feature films. During its theatrical release (first-run and sub-run) in the United States, this movie reportedly earned less than half of its estimated production cost. This was one of the final factors that led to the decision to make this the last traditionally ("hand-drawn") animated Disney feature for theatrical release. In early 2006, at the urging of professionals both inside and outside of Disney, plans were being considered for resuming traditionally animated features for theatrical release, starting with The Princess and the Frog (2009) which ended and restarted the hiatus.

  3. Patch of Heaven is said to be a dairy farm. Yet before Maggie came along, it had exactly two cows.

  4. Alameda Slim was named after Wilf Carter a.k.a. "Montana Slim". Carter was known as a country singer and yodeler.

  5. Lucky Jack (Charles Haid) is a jackrabbit with a peg-leg and incredibly bad luck, implying that someone took one of his feet, and with it, all of his good luck.


If you feel so inclined you can see Home on the Range right here on Disney+

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