BARNYARD (Theatrical Release USA 2006)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Stars ììì

Barnyard—a Nickelodeon, O Entertainment, and Omation Animation Studio production—definitely has its moments and tries to be an inspirational classic, but fails in attaining the heart necessary to give a film that indefinable sense of realness that one relates to on every level. However, the concept is good and the chosen voices for the animated characters are phenomenal with Kevin James voicing main character, Otis the Cow, and Sam Elliot voicing Ben, Otis’s business-oriented father. The music is 'crazy cool' and the dancing terrific. We even get a little moral to the story: Work before play or suffer the consequences. 

Storyline

Otis, the young bull, loves to party. On a night that his Dad needs serious help guarding the farm against predator coyotes, Otis is off to another party.

Additional Thanks

Really Good Work for Director Steve Oedekerk. Thank you to Executive Producers Aaron Parry and Julia Pistor for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Daisy the Cow (voiced by Courteney Cox), Miles the Mule (voiced by Danny Glover), Bessy the Cow (voiced by Wanda Sykes), Etta the Hen (voiced by Andie MacDowell), Dag the Coyote (voiced by David Koechner), Pip the Mouse (voiced by Jeff Garcia), Freddy the Ferrett (voiced by Cam Clarke), and Peck the Rooster (voiced by Rob Paulsen)


Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Children will enjoy the music and dancing.

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