YMMV / Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

This movie contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Adaptation Displacement: Not many people are aware that this film is a remake of a 1963 film called The Incredible Journey.
    • Also, the original film was based on a book.
  • Awesome Music: This movie's got a nice (and often overlooked) soundtrack; this is arguably the best score.
    • For many, the second half of this is guaranteed to have them in tears.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The Batdog scene near the beginning of the movie.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Shadow's plight near the end becomes this when you know that his actor, Don Ameche, died in same year the film was released.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In the Norwegian dub, Sassy is voiced by Mari Maurstad, who previously voiced Georgette in Oliver & Company, a snooty dog who gets annoyed with the new cat in the house.
  • Magic Franchise Word: "Cats rule and dogs drool."
  • Strawman Has a Point: When the pets suspect something's wrong when the owners haven't picked them up at the ranch, Chance insists to Shadow that they abandoned them, as humans do when they don't want their pets anymore. While Chance was ultimately wrong about their owners, the reality is that pet abandonment is a serious issue that affects countless animals, and is frequently caused by careless owners who don't have the responsibility to raise pets. In the sequel, Shadow and Sassy become aware of this after learning about Riley's past.
  • What an Idiot: "There goes the bunny. There goes the pup. There goes breakfast."
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