HOMEWARD BOUND: AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY (1993 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.5|5.0 Stars ììì

Homeward Bound: An Incredible Journey—a simple story that appeals to a children’s audience—doesn’t give us anything new. It’s a ‘feel good’ movie that supports itself on great voices like Michael J. Fox, Don Ameche, and Sally Fields. Children will enjoy the animal interaction. The ‘talking’ is done with narration and gives one the idea that the animals are telepathically communicating rather than using computer animation for mouth movement.

Storyline

Two dogs and a cat, Chance (voice of Michael J. Fox), Shadow (voice of Don Ameche), and Sassy (Sally Field) take a journey home from a California country ranch to San Francisco.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Duwayne Dunham for his directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Donald W. Ernst and Kirk Wise for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Molly’s Father (Don Alder), Desk Sergeant (Ed Bernard), Jamie Seaver (Kevin Chevalia), Research Assistant (Anne Christianson), Vet (Ted D’Arms), Forest Ranger Mark (Woody Eney), Laura Burnford-Seaver (Kim Greist), Forest Ranger (Rich Hawkins), Bob Seaver (Robert Hays), and The Caterer (Nurmi Husa).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. It’s a clean, decent watch for children.


Ben Meyers

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