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Home On The Range (2004)
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Brief mild rude humor
Roseanne Barr, Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Jessica Parker, Randy Quaid, Jennifer Tilly, Judi Dench, David Burnham
Will Finn, John Sanford, Michael LaBash, Sam J. Levine, Mak Kennedy, Robert Lence
Will Finn, John Sanford
When the family farm faces foreclosure, the animals band together and come up with a scheme to raise the $1,000.00 that would save the farm. An ex-bounty hunter's horse and the three cows lead a crusade to capture a known felon in the next town with a $1,000.00 bounty on his head.
Home On The Range (2004) | Review
Cattle Of The Hoof Gotta Stick Together
Maggie is sold to an elderly lady who, appropriately, owns the "Patch of Heaven" farm, the lone remnant of land that the rustler Alameda Slim (Randy Quaid) hasn't "acquired" yet. She joins the other two cows in hopes of capturing Slim and reaping the $750 reward, and finds herself up against the bounty hunter Rico (Charles Dennis) and his new ride, Buck. But we're clear, regardless of what humor these other characters provide, that our three lady cows are our heroes.
In the bonus features, you'll get a look at the cow's version (with some... interruptions) of "The Three Little Pigs," deleted scenes, and a few ways to see "behind-the-scenes" material like "Trailblazers" and the "documentary" about yodeling (yes, it's an important plot point). This double-discversion carried with it the film on both Blu-ray and DVD,and again, it's the first time you can catch it in high definition, and classic Disney lovers will appreciate that.
Back inthe story, we're moved by the power of the cows' determination, by thedesire of the animals to do the right thing,and by the community which rises up from disparate animals of every background and species. It's a testimony to the best we can be (rather than the Animal Farm worst-we-can-be scenario) and a reminder that we can learn to work together if we're willing to see someone else's situation through their eyes. Quite refreshing really, that while this Disney film incorporates more adult humor than some, it still peels back a parable about animals that actually shines a light on how we humans should behave.
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