Barnyard 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… Barnyard 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… 2006-08-04 PG PT89M Animation Kids and Family Courteney Cox Kevin James Sam Elliott Danny Glover Paramount Pictures
Movie Review

Barnyard (2006)

MPAA Rating: PG
SUBPAR Barnyard swings at times, but ultimately misses the cut
Image credit: Barnyard: Paramount
SUBPAR Barnyard swings at times, but ultimately misses the cut
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Aug 04, 2006; Rated: PG; Length: 89 Minutes; Genres: Animation, Kids and Family; With: Courteney Cox and Kevin James; Distributor: Paramount Pictures

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.

Originally posted Aug 02, 2006 Published in issue #890 Aug 11, 2006 Order article reprints