Home on the Range is a 2004 American animated western comedy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 45th Disney animated feature film, it was the last 2D animated Disney film released until The Princess and the Frog in 2009. Named after the popular country song of the same name, Home on the Range features the voices of Roseanne Barr, Judi Dench, Jennifer Tilly, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Randy Quaid, and Steve Buscemi.
Alameda Slim, a wanted cattle rustler, uses an alias to buy up properties all over western Nebraska, and his next target is the Patch of Heaven Dairy Farm, where the widowed owner cares more for her "family" of yard animals' welfare than for profit, so she just hasn't got the cash to keep in business. With the other animals, mainly carefree youngsters, being unable, three cows of very different temperament and manners rise to the desperate occasion and set out to do battle for their home, teaming up with each other, the sheriff's megalomaniac horse and any other animal who can possibly help, even a crazy lucky rabbit and an invincible buffalo, hoping to beat Slim to the Patch's auction...
- Mean-spirited and annoying characters like the villain Alameda Slim and the protagonist Maggie.
- Kitsch voice acting with overused hillbilly accents.
- Reused animation of the animals dancing; it is used over and over again.
- The jokes are very weak.
- The chase scene during the climax is just constant noise without any purpose.
- Pitifully standard story that gets boring pretty quickly.
- Forgettable songs.
- Dark comedy aspects in a PG-rated Disney movie, such as a fly staring at Maggie's udders/butt, Steers harassing the protagonists and a bandit carrying a knife to deal with enemies.
- The character design quality is very low, with a bad color pallet.
- Overly cartoonish and janky animation.
- Talks down to its audience.
- The animation is a nice stand-up to the other Disney animated classics and captures the wilderness of the wild West.
- Even if the songs are forgettable, there are a few good ones like Little Patch of Heaven and Will the Sun Ever Shine Again?.
- Passable actresses and actors like Jennifer Tilly as Grace, Steve Buscemi as Wesley, Judi Dench as Mrs. Caloway and a few others.
- Even if the jokes are weak, there are at least some funny moments here and there.
- The action scenes are enjoyable and exciting.