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Barnyard: The Original Party Animals

By Jane Boursaw, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

A re-hash of tired cliches and CGI effects.

Movie PG 2006 90 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 19 parent reviews

age 11+

Bizarre and pointless

Right off the bat I was confused why the “male” characters are called cows and shown with female udders? Movie is very questionable in its objective and from my point of view has no moral or educational value.
age 8+

Pass on it

There wasn't a lot of content besides party life and coyote fights. Not a favorite for us. Also, I found the human couple's interactions demeaning.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (19 ):
Kids say (24 ):

Compared to other CGI movies, the animation seems flat and the humor dated. Most of the jokes about humans' ill-conceived notions of the animal world seem lifted from Toy Story. And the "father dies leaving the kid in charge" storyline is straight out of The Lion King. Although Barnyard has a few funny moments (you can see them in the trailers), a little originality would have gone a long way.

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