Movie Review-Disney’s Home on the Range on Blu Ray Combo Pack
July 3rd, 2012, Disney released Home on the Range on DVD/Blu Ray Combo Pack. This is one of the lesser known, yet one of our family’s favorite, Disney movies. Maggie, played by Roseanne Barr, is sent off to live at Patch of Heaven dairy farm, filled with animals who get along with each other. She’s a little on the rough side-which makes Roseanne Barr the perfect actress for this role. The other two dairy cows, Mrs. Caloway and Grace, eventually accept Maggie for her rough edges. The three of them, along with Buck the horse begin working together to save Patch of Heaven from the bounty hunters. Pearl, the owner of Patch of Heaven needs to choose a cow to sell in order to pay her rent to Alameda Slim. She can’t decide! To help save the farm, Maggie, Mrs. Caloway, Grace, and Buck set off to town. This comes with its own challenges! Along the way, Buck has a fantasy that he is a karate kicking stallion who always steps in to save the day. The cows get caught up in Alameda Slim‘s yodeling call, and before we know it they’re back on track to town again.
This movie is super cute. The music is fun, and our favorite scene is when Alameda Slim is trying to yodel the cows to come to him. There is some good adult-tongue in cheek-comedy to keep the grown ups entertained. I wouldn’t say it’s one of Disney’s more “magical”, fairly talish films. But overall, it’s a fun movie to watch. The special features add some fun on the Blu Ray video. For example, you can enter the “Joke Corral” and hear such goodies as “What did the Cheddar say to the Swiss?” ”Who cut the cheese?!”. Or, even better, “What do you call a cow with no milk?” ”A Milk Dud!” Ha ha!
Also included in the special features is the Yodelmentary. This is a history on yodeling. Did you know yodeling originated in Africa to call elephants? And then the monks of Tibet would yodel? Traditionally, we think of yodeling as an Austrian way to calm cows-which it is. Also, Abe Lincoln and Andrew Jackson are some well known yodelers.
I hope you’ll pick up Disney’s Home on the Range on DVD/Blu Ray Combo pack. It’s a fun video to add to your collection.
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