- Rated: G
- Run Time: 1 hours, 24 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 2, 1997
- Originally Released: 1993
- Label: Walt Disney Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 02/03/1993
"...Clever, crowd-pleasing....[Done] in bright, kiddie-friendly style..."
Variety - 02/08/1993
"...A sprightly little entertainment that should enthrall tots..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 02/19/1993
"...It has a certain craftsmanship and an undeniable charm....And the adventures are exciting..."
Chance, a playful, sometimes troublesome American bulldog, has recently been adopted by a happy family where he makes friends with the family's chummy pets. Together, Sassy the Himalayan cat, Shadow the retriever and Chance live contentedly. But one day the domesticated trio find themselves home alone when their young owners Peter, Hope and Jamie take a short out-of-town trip with Mom and her new hubby. Thinking they've been left behind, the animals make a harrowing journey across the Sierra Nevadas in hopes of being reunited with their long-gone family.
Animal Heroes |
Family (General) |
- "Homeward Bound" is based on the 1963 Walt Disney live action story of to three pets - two dogs and a cat - who make a difficult 250 mile journey across Canada alone to find their homes and their families. In this latest renditon of the pet parable, the trio traverse the Sierra Nevadas to reach home.
- The animal trainer responsible for the stars is Joe Camp. Camp had to work with a number of animals, as each character was played by several different animals.
- Color by Technicolor.
- Rated BBFC U by the British Board of Film Classification.