Home on the Range Synopsis
A family farm inhabited by a widow (Dench), her young daughter, and various farm animals.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Old-style animation slows down after a snappy start, but it's lively enough to keep kids from fidgeting too much.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It's only 76 minutes long, but although kids will like it, their parents will be sneaking looks at their watches.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The visual effects are lovely to behold, and the songs by Bonnie Raitt, Tim McGraw and k.d. lang are fairly catchy.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Any shortfalls in Home on the Range a conventional but perfectly pleasant entertainment, have more to do with the ABC's of storytelling...
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The conservatively cheery artistic style suggests that the animation team has been reading Sundance merchandise catalogs.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
An intended throwback to the halcyon days of colorful studio cartoons, more in the Chuck Jones style than Disney, and the animation of its...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
This amiable, Western-themed animated effort from the Walt Disney Co. is a clear attempt to return to the more lighthearted cartoon style...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Despite lovely songs from k.d. lang and Bonnie Raitt (written by Beauty and the Beast composer Alan Menken), this range is about as serene...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

This 76-minute Western tall tale isn't out-and-out bad, but strictly formulaic and an underachievement from the studio that made the...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Even older kids will understand that Pixar does it so much better, not because of their computers but because of an intelligent attention...
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+ Not a classic, but cute and fun for families.
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