A 2006 Nickelodeon
movie about Otis, a cow version of a Man Child
, 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 Courteney Cox
that Otis becomes quite fond of and some Big Bad
coyotes that stand to ruin both Otis's fun and the lives of the animals, especially when his father is taken down and the barnyard suffers without his leadership.Needs Wiki Magic Love
It was eventually adapted into an Animated Series
called Back at the Barnyard
Barnyard provides examples of:
- All-CGI Cartoon
- All Just a Dream: The animals pull this on the farmer after he catches them partying.
- Animal Gender Bender: 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.)
- Artistic License - Biology: Coyotes do not travel in packs and are actually highly territorial.
- Otis shouldn't have an udder.
- Babies Make Everything Better: The end of the movie has Daisy giving birth, and Otis doesn't lose his protector zen about it.
- Back Stab: Dag's way of killing seems to be sneaking around and biting his opponent in the back while they're occupied with his minions.
- Big Damn Heroes: In the finale all the farm animals do this to Otis.
- Bloodless Carnage: Despite having been mauled by coyotes, Ben is perfectly fine save for a little bit of blood around his mouth. He dies, of course.
- Cassandra Truth: Mrs. Beady is the only one who realizes that cows hijacked her car and throw nightly parties. She reprises this role in the Back at the Barnyard.
- Cool and Unusual Punishment: After a boy tries cowtipping some cows along with his friends, the cows respond with boytipping him.
- Down in the Dumps: The coyotes have a base in one.
- Drop The Cow: Happens to a group of coyotes in the final battle.
- Heroic BSOD: Otis, after being beaten by the coyotes.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Ben dies protecting the chickens.
- Humilation Conga: Dag gets a rather satisfying one. He never bothers the farm animals again.
- Dying Moment of Awesome: 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.
- Knight of Cerebus/Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Dag. The movie completely loses its comedic beats whenever he appears on screen.
- Mook Chivalry: Averted. The coyotes dogpile Ben.
- Parental Abandonment: Ben found Otis as a orphaned calf following him in the fields, so he decided to raise him.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Otis attempts one. It doesn't end well.
- Screams Like a Little Girl: One of the coyotes when Pip went inside his ear.
- Spin-Off: Back at the Barnyard.
- Talking Animal: Arguably the main point until Ben dies.
- Tastes Like Chicken: The resident ferret quotes this upon biting a coyote.
- Those Wily Coyotes: Dag
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: For a movie about farm animals that like to party, the coyotes can be pretty terrifying.
- Villain Ball: Rather than just quickly kill Otis while he has him pinned down, Dag decided to gloat instead, allowing Otis time to recover.
- You Killed My Father: Otis's father Ben was killed by Dag while he was protecting the chickens.
- Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: 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.
- Zerg Rush: Seems to be the Dag's chief way of dealing with obstacles.