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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.
  • 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: In a lot of places, but not as bad as Chicken Little.
  • Ear Worm: "Yodel-Adle-Eedle-Idle-Oo" and "Little Patch of Heaven".
    • The title song and its reprise.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Junior, Slim's pet buffalo, is surprisingly well-liked despite having such little screentime.
  • 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.
  • Misblamed: For all of its flaws, Home on the Range actually isn't responsible for killing the studios' interest in traditionally animated movies. Before Home on the Range was even released, Disney had already experimented with CGI animation. It was Treasure Planet bombing that made the studio become disillusioned with traditional animation.
    • It wasn't just Treasure Planet bombing, so much as the studio's 2D films getting repeatedly clobbered by computer-animated ones (not to mention the movies themselves becoming increasingly mediocre and the more ambitious ones receiving poor marketing). That one was simply the final straw.
  • 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.
  • 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 Just Didn't Care: Disney seemed wholly intent on getting this film out as quickly as possible so they could close down their 2D unit and get right to doing CG films, and it clearly shows in the bland characters, flat animation and designs and predictable story, which is weird, considering how expensive the movie was to make.
  • 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:
    [Maggie] [Referring to her udder] Yeah, they're real. Quit staring.
    • It's said that this line is what earned the film a PG rating.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: Quite a few of them, especially that of Judi Dench as a dairy cow.