YMMV / Home on the Range

  • Applicability: Not quite the film, but more specifically a song from it; "Will the Sun Ever Shine Again?" can be seen as a fairly good metaphor for depression.
  • Awesome Art: Subverted; for many it is perhaps one of Disney's least visually-appealing animated films, featuring crude, jagged lines and featuring many uninspired backdrops.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The entire scene in the saloon bar. I mean, was that filler or what?
  • Broken Base: Is it a horrendously awful film that's full of cliches? Or is it a fun, silly, underrated film similar to what Disney released in the 40's and 50's that doesn't deserve half of the hate it gets?
  • Cliché Storm: Some may interpret the plot and various gags as this.
  • Critical Backlash: Despite the hate and flack, there is a sizable number of people who really like it.
  • Cult Classic: Is slowly gaining a small fan following who claim it doesn't deserve half of the hate it gets.
  • Dork Age: A sign that Disney had entered yet another one. The next film would prove to be the final straw.
  • Ear Worm: "Yodel-Adle-Eedle-Idle-Oo" and "Little Patch of Heaven".
    • The title song and its reprise.
    • "Will The Sun Ever Shine Again?" to an extent.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Junior, Slim's pet buffalo, is surprisingly well-liked despite having such little screentime.
    • The Willie Brothers are seen as the funniest characters in the movie to some.
  • Evil Is Cool: Alameda Slim is one of the few things some people remember fondly about the movie, mostly due to being genuinely funny.
  • Foe Yay Shipping: Maggie and Slim is the film's most popular paring.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Alameda Slim at one point calls Mr. Wesley "Mr. Weasely", and Wesley isn't the last crook who got a misnaming along those lines.
  • Misblamed: Home on the Range, flawed as it may be, was not responsible for Disney's decision to stop producing hand-drawn animated films, as much as it was the end result of producing a decade's worth of mediocre 2D films, which were repeatedly clobbered by CGI newcomers both financially and critically. After Treasure Planet became the studio's biggest financial bomb ever, in light of Monsters, Inc., Shrek and Ice Age all becoming the top-grossing animated films ever, Disney decided to jump on the CGI bandwagon and scrambled to finish this film as quickly as possible to do so.
  • Moe: Grace is probably the most adorable cow you'll ever see in a Disney film.
  • Never Live It Down: Home on the Range is often cited as a catalyst for the end of traditionally animated films. It didn't help that this was Disney's last 2D film until The Princess and the Frog came out five years later.
  • The Scrappy: Barry and Bob are not well-liked, even among fans, due to their pointless and idiotic nature. This has resulted in many a Die for Our Ship, with people shipping Maggie and Grace with OCs, or more often, Maggie with Slim.
  • So Okay, It's Average: Far from one of the worst animated movies ever, but widely considered an underwhelming one by Disney standards. While it had adequate animation, acting and music, the premise of bounty-hunting cows proved a little too contorted for many people.
  • Strangled by the Red String: Maggie and Bob. Considering she's openly disgusted by the bulls in every earlier encounter, it comes out of nowhere.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The deleted scene that showed Slim planning to storm the White House using an army of cows and overthrow the president was seen as so hilariously ludicrous by some people that they thought it might have actually worked in the movie's favor if it were kept in.
  • What Do You Mean, It's For Kids?: For such a kid-friendly film, there are some not so subtle moments that might prompt a double-take.
    • The size of Slim's undergarments, for starters.
    • The entire sequence of Yodel-Adle-Eedle-Idle-Oo; see Disney Acid Sequence.
    • The saloon sequence where one of the dancers is shown to be a drag queen.
    • Some of the flirtatious exchanges between the cows and Bob.
    • This line, the sole reason the film got a PG rating:
    [Maggie] [Referring to her udder] Yeah, they're real. Quit staring.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: Quite a few of them, especially that of Judi Dench as a dairy cow.
    • Jennifer Tilly as the voice of reason, who's normally cast as The Ditz or just herself in her movies.

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