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Director: Steve Oedekerk

Cast: Steve Oedekerk, Kevin James, Courteney Cox, Sam Elliott


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A cow learns to walk like a man, both literally and figuratively, in this computer-animated comedy written and directed by Steve Oedekerk, the creator of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. Ben (voice of Sam Elliott) is a cow who for years has been the leader andSee more details below


A cow learns to walk like a man, both literally and figuratively, in this computer-animated comedy written and directed by Steve Oedekerk, the creator of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. Ben (voice of Sam Elliott) is a cow who for years has been the leader and sober voice of reason among the animals at a farm where the critters are a bit unusual -- they can walk on two legs, talk, swim, and act like humans, though they have the good sense to avoid doing these things while humans are around. Ben has long dreamed that his son Otis (voice of Kevin James) would someday take over his duties on the farm, but Otis is a carefree and irresponsible type who would rather party with his friends and hang out with his girlfriend, Daisy (voice of Courteney Cox). Ben and his friend Miles (voice of Danny Glover), a wise and patient mule, wonder if Otis will ever make anything of himself, while Dasiy's best friend, Bessy (voice of Wanda Sykes), is convinced she can do better. However, one night Otis decides to do something about an obnoxious kid who enjoys tipping his fellow cows, and for the first time in his life he gets a taste of leadership -- and he likes it. Barnyard also features the voice talents of Andie MacDowell, Maria Bamford, and Maurice LaMarche.

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Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm after they've seen Barnyard? This is easily the rowdiest of the 2006 computer-animated features starring anthropomorphic animals, but its animals-gone-wild hijinks threaten to overwhelm the film’s positive messages. Otis (voiced by Kevin James) is a slacker bull who acts like a real party animal. His father, Ben (Sam Elliott), patiently tries to instill in him a sense of leadership and responsibility. "A strong man stands up for himself," he tells Otis, "a stronger man stands up for others." But Otis is more the every-animal-for-himself type, until his father is killed while protecting the farm against attacking coyotes (a tense and sad scene). Ben’s death leaves Otis in charge, and the film becomes a tale of redemption in the Lion King mode. Written and directed by Steve Oedekerk (Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius), Barnyard has a fun Far Side sensibility with its animals: They act like animals in the presence of humans, but then carouse like humans when no one's watching. In one extended sequence, Otis and friends turn the tables on a bratty kid who engages in cow-tipping. The film does contain some barnyard humor, but it also sports some more sophisticated visual gags, such as a "mechanical man" ride, and a dart board with Colonel Sanders' face. Parental advisory: The bulls unaccountably sport udders. Oedekerk has assured interviewers that this was intentional and done for a laugh.

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kevin James Otis the Cow
Courteney Cox Daisy the Cow
Sam Elliott Ben the Cow
Danny Glover Miles the Mule
Wanda Sykes Bessy the Cow
Andie MacDowell Etta the Hen
David Koechner Dag the Coyote
Jeff Garcia Pip the Mouse
Cam Clarke Freddy the Ferret
Rob Paulsen Peck the Rooster,Gopher
Tino Insana Pig the Pig
Dom Irrera Duke the Dog
Scott S. Bullock Eddy the Cow
Maurice LaMarche Igg the Cow
Madeline Lovejoy Maddy the Chick
Nathaniel Stroman Root the Rooster
Steve Oedekerk Snotty Boy,Mr. Beady,Snotty Boy's Father
Maria Bamford Mrs. Beady
John DiMaggio Officer O'Hanlon
Fred Tatasciore Farmer
Peter Stenstrom Skunk
Jill Talley Snotty Boy's Mother
Laraine Newman Snotty Boy's Friend
Katie Leigh Snotty Boy's Friend,Additional Barnyard Voice
North Mississippi Allstars Barn Boys
Anna Pistor Chick
Thomas Pistor Chick
Eliana Bendetson Chick
Paul Butcher Chick
Khamani Griffin Chick
Arlo Levin Chick
Liliana Mumy Chick
Cydney Neal Chick
Cate Ozawa Chick
Isaiah Tefilo Chick
Georgia Van Newkirk Chick
Joni Allen Singer
Leigh French Additional Barnyard Voice
William Clavert Additional Barnyard Voice
Julianne Buescher Additional Barnyard Voice
Nicholas Guest Additional Barnyard Voice
Audrey Wasilewski Additional Barnyard Voice
Philip Proctor Additional Barnyard Voice
Archie Hahn Additional Barnyard Voice
Chad Einbinder Additional Barnyard Voice
Keith Anthony Additional Barnyard Voice
Claudette Wells Additional Barnyard Voice
Lynne Stewart Additional Barnyard Voice
Christine Mellor Additional Barnyard Voice
Justin Moran Shenkarow Additional Barnyard Voice
Jacqueline Pinol Additional Barnyard Voice
Nika Futterman Additional Barnyard Voice
Eddie Frierson Additional Barnyard Voice
John Debney Conductor

Technical Credits
Steve Oedekerk Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Todd Ammons Animator
Malachi Bazan Animator
Mark Beam Associate Producer
Steve Bellin Animator
Odin Benitez Sound/Sound Designer
Joel Brinkerhoff Animator
James Burke Animator
Fred Cabral Animator
Paul D. Calder Editor
Paul D. Carter Editor
Raul Chavez Animator
Jeremy Collins Animator
Rick Collins Animator
Nicholisa Contis Associate Producer
Krishnamurti Costa Animator
Philip A. Cruden Production Designer
Glenn Curry Animator
Ryland Davies Animator
Jamie Dawkins Animator
John Debney Score Composer
John Edwards Animator
Andrew Egiziano Associate Producer
Bryce Erickson Animator
Michael Galbraith Animator
Bart Goldman Animator
Tim Granberg Animator
Hunter Grant Animator
Leonard Green Animator
John Griffith Animator
Ivo Grigull Animator
Tom Gurney Animator
Soo Yuan Han Animator
Kenneth Huling Animator
Michael Jonascu Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas Judd Animator
Bruce Kuei Animator
Dax Lafleur Animator
Scott Lange Animator
Sarah Lapenna Animator
Eric Lashelle Animator
Paola Lecler Animator
Calvin Leduc Animator
Eric Lees Animator
Mark Levine Animator
Letia Lewis Animator
Christian Liliedahl Animator
Victoria Livingstone Animator
Daniel Loeb Animator
Louise Lord Animator
Mengyang Lu Animator
John Luciano Animator
Paul-Jozef "PJ" Macoy Animator
Melik Malkasian Animator
Paul Marshall Producer
Paul Marshal Producer
Neil Michka Animator
Sarah Noonan Casting
Aaron Parry Executive Producer
Hans Payer Animator
Julia Pistor Executive Producer
Derek Raymond Animator
Xavier Riffault Animator
Cory Rogers Animator
Larry 'Elliott' Rosenstein Animator
Abel Salazar Animator
Graham Silva Animator
Timothy Jason Smith Production Manager
Dane Stogner Animator
Teresa Swanson Animator
Melissa Thompson Animator
Torrevillas Animator
Jeanette Lin Tsui Animator
Garilandy 'Gorio' Vicuna Animator
Melanie Walchek Animator
Eric Walls Animator
Billy Weber Editor
Jason Zirpolo Animator

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