Home on the Range 2004

views updated

Home on the Range ★★½ 2004 (PG)

Disney kicks this 2D cartoon old-school style—which would be great if there was anything new, fresh, or very funny going on. Three gal cow pals (Barr, Dench, and Tilly) trying to save their farm from foreclosure go after the bounty on the evil rustler Alameda Slim (Quaid). Lots of hyped-up action and gags will keep the kids amused; however, it wants oh-so-much to mimic the classic Looney Tunes but, like Daffy to Bugs, it just doesn't measure up. Oscar winner Alan Menken produces some pleasant if not memorable music with singers k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, and Tim McGraw. 75m/C VHS, DVD . USD: John Sanford, Will Finn; W: John Sanford, Will Finn, Samm Levine, Michael LaBash, Mark Kennedy, Robert Lence; C: H. Lee Peterson; M: Alan Menken; V: Roseanne, G.W. Bailey, Steve Buscemi, Judi Dench, Randy Quaid, Lance LeGault, Charles Haid, Cuba Gooding Jr., Joe Flaherty, Carole Cook, Charles Dennis, Marshall Efron, Charlie Dell, Richard Riehle, Jennifer Tilly, Patrick Warburton, Mark Walton, Estelle Harris, Dennis Weaver, Edie McClurg, Samm Levine, Gov. Ann Richards.