All trails lead to laughter, adventure and musical comedy in Walt Disney Pictures’ rollicking new animated feature, “Home on the Range,” a wild and woolly tale

spotlighting a colorful cast of animal characters and some larger-than-life humans. Featuring six great new songs by Oscar-winning composer/songwriter Alan Menken (“The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin,” etc.) and lyricist Glenn Slater, this film follows in the best musical tradition of Disney animation.Adding to the fun and entertainment is an all-star vocal ensemble led by Roseanne Barr, Judi Dench, Jennifer Tilly, Cuba Gooding Jr., Randy Quaid, Steve Buscemi, Carole Cook, and Governor Ann Richards. Equally impressive is the line-up of musical superstars – k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt,Tim McGraw and The Beu Sisters – who seem right at “home” singing the Menken/Slater tunes. Menken also composed the film’s magnificent original score.

Set in a fanciful version of the untamed West, “Home on the Range” takes off at a full

gallop when a greedy outlaw named Alameda Slim (voice of Randy Quaid) schemes to take possession of the “Patch of Heaven” dairy farm from its kindly owner, Pearl (voice of Carole Cook). Unwilling to stand by and see their idyllic way of life threatened, three determined cows (voiced by Roseanne Barr, Judi Dench, and Jennifer Tilly), a k a r a t e – k i ck i ng stallion named Buck (voice of Cuba Gooding, Jr.), and a colorful corral of critters join forces to save the farm in a wild quest full of high-spirited

adventure.This unlikely assortment of animals brave bad guys and the rugged western landscape as they risk their hides and match wits with a mysterious bounty hunter named Rico (voice of Charles Dennis) in a high stakes race to capture Slim and collect the reward money. With its stylish animation, hilarious action sequences and inspired musical moments, “Home on the Range,” is an animated adventure that is fun for moo-viegoers of all ages.



August 06, 2004


Will Finn & John Sanford


Will Finn & John Sanford


Buena Vista International


Animation, Comedy, Family, Musical, Western




76 minutes