In Barnyard, an animated-animals movie from Nickelodeon, Otis (voiced by Kevin James) is the goofy cow, round and shiny and tricolor like a walking Neapolitan ice cream bar. When the farmer’s away, he and his critter buds throw jamborees in the barn and go surfing down a cliff atop a block of ice. This is when the ‘toon’s at its jolliest. At other times, as coyotes lurk nearby and Otis (at the behest of his gray-cow dad) sluggishly learns how to be a ”strong man,” it feels like Barnyard swipes too much of its plot from The Lion King.
Genre: Kids and Family, Animation; Starring: Courteney Cox, Kevin James, Sam Elliott, Danny Glover; Director: Steve Oedekerk; Author: Steve Oedekerk; Release Date Wide: 08/04/2006; Runtime (in minutes): 89; MPAA Rating: PG; Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Posted August 2 2006 — 12:00 AM EDT
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