Home on the Range (film)
name = Home on the Range
Roseanne Barr Judi Dench Cuba Gooding, Jr. Randy Quaid Jennifer Tilly Steve Buscemi
Alan Menken Glenn Slater
Mark A. Hester H. Lee Peterson
Walt Disney Pictures
April 2, 2004
runtime = 76 minutes
language = English
budget = $110,000,000
gross = $103,951,461
amg_id = 1:290407
imdb_id = 0299172
"Home on the Range" is the 44th animated feature produced by
Walt Disney Feature Animationand released by Walt Disney Pictureson April 2, 2004. The film is the forty-fifth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon, and was named after the popular country song " Home on the Range". It was the last movie in the canon to be released on VHS.
The film stars the voices of
Roseanne Barr, Judi Dench, Jennifer Tilly, Steve Buscemi, G.W. Bailey, Cuba Gooding, Jr.and Randy Quaid.
A mismatched trio of
dairy cows – brash, adventurous Maggie, prim, proper Mrs. Caloway and ditzy, happy-go-lucky Grace (voiced by Roseanne Barr, Judi Denchand Jennifer Tillyrespectively) – must capture an infamous cattle rustler, for his bounty, in order to save their idyllic farmfrom foreclosure. (As Grace puts it, "Who better to catch a cattle thief...than a cow?") Aiding them in their quest is Lucky Jack, a feisty, peg-legged rabbit, but a selfish horsenamed Buck ( Cuba Gooding Jr.), eagerly working in the service of Rico, a famous bounty hunter, seeks the glory for himself.
Prior to the film's release, Disney stated that it would be their last film in their animated features canon to use
traditional animation. Although Disney animated films have featured some computer-generated effects for many years, Disney announced plans to move entirely to CGI animationafter "Home on the Range," beginning with 2005's "Chicken Little", and laid off most of its animation department. However, after the company's acquisition of Pixarin early 2006, new leaders John Lasseterand Ed Catmulldecided to revive traditional animation, and announced the upcoming both 2D animation and 3D live-action film, " The Princess and the Frog". Still, Home on the Range is the final feature in the canon to use the CAPS system which was first fully used in " The Rescuers Down Under".
The film began pre-production after the release of "Pocahontas" in
1995. In August 2000, the film was announced as "Sweating Bullets" and scheduled for a fall 2003 release. The title was changed to "Home on the Range" in April, 2002.
This film was originally slated to have been released in
November 2003, but story and production problems forced Disney to swap release dates with " Brother Bear" (originally slated for spring 2004) in December 2002. It was also expected to be given a G rating by the MPAA. However, sources inside Disney have indicated that a joke during the movie's opening sequence, one in which a cow's udder is subtly compared to surgically-enhanced breasts, resulted in the movie being slapped with a PG rating instead. Fact|date=February 2007 The studio also broke from its own tradition of releasing major films at either Thanksgiving or summer vacation (to maximize the family audience), releasing it on April 2nd. There also was some speculation that Michael Eisnerwho had a made a controversial decision to end production of hand-drawn, 2-D animation chose this ill-timed release date to prove his contention that traditionally animated films were no longer viable.
Critics gave the film mixed reviews because they felt it was weak on plot Fact|date=February 2007. Rotten Tomatoes reported that 54% of critics gave positive reviews based on 111 reviews. According to Metacritic, the film's average rating was 50%, based on 30 reviews. Users gave the film a 4.2/10 approval rating based on 12 votes. However, the film was universally praised for
Alan Menken's return to Disney animated features.Fact|date=February 2007
The film had a budget of about $110 million, making a U.S. box office gross of $50,026,353; but overall only grossed $103,951,461 worldwide, thus becoming a moderate box office failure. [ [http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/2004/HMRNG.php Home on the Range - Box Office Data, Movie News, Cast Information - The Numbers ] ]
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