A 2006 Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} movie about Otis, a cow version of a ManChild, and a party animal who becomes frightened at the possibility of having to grow up and accept responsibility as the leader of the Barnyard. Otis is elected as new leader and must look out for all the other animals and tell them when it's the best time for them to go around on their two feet. There's a pregnant cow named Daisy voiced by Creator/CourteneyCox that Otis becomes quite fond of and some BigBad coyotes that stand to ruin both Otis's fun and the lives of the animals,[[spoiler: especially when his father is taken down and the barnyard suffers without his leadership.]]


It was eventually adapted into an AnimatedSeries called ''WesternAnimation/BackAtTheBarnyard''.

!!''Barnyard'' provides examples of:
* AllCGICartoon
* AllJustADream: The animals pull this on the farmer after he catches them partying.
* AnimalGenderBender: The "male cow" with an udder. To be fair, bulls have nipples, but they don't have udders (and showing actual genitalia wouldn't fly.)
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Coyotes do not travel in packs and are actually highly territorial.
** Otis shouldn't have ''an udder''.
* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: [[spoiler:The end of the movie has Daisy giving birth, and Otis doesn't lose his protector zen about it.]]
* BackStab: Dag's way of killing seems to be sneaking around and biting his opponent in the back while they're occupied with his minions.
* BigDamnHeroes: In the finale all the farm animals do this to Otis.
* BloodlessCarnage: Despite having been mauled by coyotes, Ben is perfectly fine save for a little bit of blood around his mouth. [[spoiler:He dies, of course.]]
* CassandraTruth: Mrs. Beady is the only one who realizes that cows hijacked her car and throw nightly parties. She reprises this role in the BackAtTheBarnyard.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: After a boy tries cowtipping some cows along with his friends, the cows respond with boytipping him.
* DownInTheDumps: The coyotes have a base in one.
* DropTheCow: Happens to a group of coyotes in the final battle.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Otis, after being beaten by the coyotes.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Ben dies protecting the chickens.]]
* HumilationConga: Dag gets a rather satisfying one. He never bothers the farm animals again.
** [[spoiler: DyingMomentOfAwesome: Let's face it. Going out battling coyotes all while playing the Johnny Cash version of "I Won't Back Down" at the same time is an awesome way to die.]]
* KnightOfCerebus[=/=]VileVillainSaccharineShow: Dag. The movie completely loses its comedic beats whenever he appears on screen.
* MookChivalry: Averted. The coyotes dogpile Ben.
* ParentalAbandonment: Ben found Otis as a orphaned calf following him in the fields, so he decided to raise him.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Otis attempts one. [[spoiler:It doesn't end well.]]
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: One of the coyotes when Pip went inside his ear.
* SpinOff: ''BackAtTheBarnyard''.
* TalkingAnimal: Arguably the main point [[spoiler:until Ben dies.]]
* TastesLikeChicken: The resident ferret quotes this upon biting a coyote.
* ThoseWilyCoyotes: Dag
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: For a movie about farm animals that like to party, the coyotes can be pretty terrifying.
* VillainBall: Rather than just quickly kill Otis while he has him pinned down, Dag decided to gloat instead, allowing Otis time to recover.
* YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler: Otis's father Ben was killed by Dag while he was protecting the chickens.]]
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Despite having Otis pinned down and wounded ''twice'', Dag gloats and lets him recover for no discernible reason, even when it would guarantee his victory.
* ZergRush: Seems to be the Dag's chief way of dealing with obstacles.