Directed By: Steve Oedekerk

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When the farmer's away, all the animals play ... And sing, and dance. Eventually, though, someone has to step in and run things, a responsibility that ends up going to otis, a carefree cow.


Studio Paramount
SKU 203133119
UPC 097363431244
UPC 14 00097363431244
Format DVD
Release Date 8/17/2010
Rating Rating
Fathers And Sons
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note What really happens on the farm when the farmer isn't looking? In director Steve Oedekerk's (KUNG POW: ENTER THE FIST, ACE VENTURA: WHEN NATURE CALLS) computer-generated animation feature, the farm animals can do everything humans do. They talk, walk upright, buy human contraband from a "gray market" run by the gophers, and even turn the barn into a nightclub. Of course, they do all of this in secret. The biggest party animal is Otis (voiced by Kevin James), a happy-go-lucky cow. (Yes, the movie is full of male cows, complete with udders....) The animals know they can always count on him for a kooky stunt or a practical joke. But Otis' carefree attitude doesn't sit well with his father, Ben (Sam Neill), the barnyard patriarch and protector. Ben loves his slacker son, but thinks Otis needs to learn more responsibility, especially because he hopes to leave a legacy to care for the barnyard.^When the dangerous coyote season arrives and Ben is suddenly no longer able to serve as barnyard security, mayhem immediately ensues and the barnyard looks more like an amusement park then a farm...until Otis steps up to fill his father's shoes. But is he really ready to take the lead, or would he prefer to be wooing Daisy (Courtney Cox), the pretty new cow on the farm, and partying with his friends? And when push comes to shove, will Otis be able to stand up to the coyotes and protect the barnyard? This coming-of-age tale is bolstered by the human antics of the animals and genuine laugh-out-loud moments for all ages. Wanda Sykes voices Bessy, Daisy's cynical cow friend, and Danny Glover voices Miles the Mule, a sage elder on the farm. Songs by Tom Petty and Peter Gabriel, as well as other artists, elevate the soundtrack above the typical children's film.
Widescreen Review "[The] dialogue and effects are recorded well, which, when combined with the good mix, makes for an enjoyable experience." 02/01/2007 p.70
Steve Oedekerk
Name Glover,Danny
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Cast & Crew
Andie MacDowell - Voice Of
Courteney Cox - Voice Of
Danny Glover - Voice Of
David Koechner - Voice Of
John Debney - Original Music By
Kevin James - Voice Of
Maria Bamford - Voice Of
Paul D. Calder - Editor
Paul Marshal, et. al. - Producer
Sam Elliott - Voice Of
Steve Oedekerk - Director
Steve Oedekerk - Writer
Wanda Sykes - Voice Of
Technical Info
Catalog ID 343124
UPC 00097363431244
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 89 minutes
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
ReviewSource DVD Talk
Review As Barnyard will remind you routinely, it's a colorful, spazzy cartoon aimed directly at children. There's nothing criminal about that goal, but it also holds the picture back from becoming something exceptional, or at the very least, a production that awakens the senses.
Reviewer Brian Orndorf
ReviewRating 7
Review Barnyard is a sub-par family flick of scant charm and threadbare wit. The small fry may get a kick out of some of the animated slapstick, but for anyone over the age of ten, watching this Nickelodeon Movies production is about as appealing as stepping in a steaming cow pie.
Reviewer Tim Knight
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Widescreen, Dolby, Digital Audio, English, Dolby Digital (5.1), French, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Glover,Danny
Label Paramount Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Claudia Puig, USA Today ...funny movie that will entertain...
J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader The CGI is excellent...
Joe Leydon, Variety Zippy enough to delight youngsters and clever enough to engage their parents.

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