Home On The Range

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Home On The Range (2004 Movie)

“Home on the Range” is a animated comedy film released by Walt Disney Pictures in 2004. It was the 45th animated feature film produced by Disney and marked the last traditionally animated film made by the studio before transitioning to computer-generated animation.

The story is set in the American West during the late 19th century and follows three dairy cows named Maggie, Mrs. Caloway, and Grace. They live on the Patch of Heaven farm, which is facing financial trouble and is at risk of being auctioned off by the bank. The cows discover that the farm can be saved if they can capture the notorious cattle rustler, Alameda Slim, who has a bounty on his head that would cover the farm’s debt.

With the help of a skilled horse named Buck, the cows set out on a daring adventure to capture Alameda Slim and save their beloved farm. Along the way, they encounter various obstacles and comedic situations, leading to an entertaining and heartwarming journey.

“Home on the Range” features a talented voice cast, including Roseanne Barr as Maggie, Judi Dench as Mrs. Caloway, Jennifer Tilly as Grace, Randy Quaid as Alameda Slim, and Cuba Gooding Jr. as Buck.

The film received mixed reviews from critics and was not as successful as some of Disney’s previous animated releases. However, it has gained a modest following among fans and is appreciated for its lighthearted humor and catchy musical numbers. It also showcases the traditional hand-drawn animation style that was once a hallmark of Disney’s animated films.

Despite its modest commercial success, “Home on the Range” remains a part of Disney’s animated filmography and is remembered as one of the last films in the studio’s traditional animation era before shifting primarily to computer-generated animation with movies like “Tangled” and “Frozen.”

Fun Facts

  • “Home on the Range” is a 2004 animated musical comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. It is notable for being one of the last traditionally animated feature films released by Disney before the studio shifted its focus to computer-generated animation.
  • The film features a cast of memorable characters, including Maggie the cow (voiced by Roseanne Barr), Grace the horse (voiced by Judi Dench), and Mrs. Calloway the cow (voiced by Jennifer Tilly). The characters embark on an adventure to save their farm from foreclosure.
  • “Home on the Range” includes several musical numbers, with songs performed by k.d. lang and Randy Quaid. The film’s soundtrack adds a lively and humorous element to the story, making it an entertaining experience for audiences of all ages.

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  • Type of Movie: Animated
  • Box Office: $103.9 million
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  • Directors: Will Finn and John Sanford
  • Producer: Alice Dewey Goldstone
  • Music: Alan Menken

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