Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

Theatrical Release: June 15, 1991
DVD Release: December 12, 2000
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey


Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, Disney’s 1993 remake of the 1963 hit The Incredible Journey, follows three household pets as they travel across mountains and plains on their way to find their owners. A misunderstanding leads the animals to mistakenly believe that they have been abandoned by their loved ones, when in reality they have been left in the care of a friend while the family has moved from the country to the city for the father to take a temporary assignment . All three pets–a golden retriever (Don Ameche), a cat (Sally Field), and a bulldog puppy (Michael J. Fox)–can talk, and they bicker and crack jokes as they set off on a truly incredible journey chock full of misadventures as they wend their way back to their owners.

Dove Review

“Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey” has some great voice talent going for it. Michael J. Fox, Sally Field and Don Ameche create memorable characters in their voice-over work. This family comedy is wholesome and entertaining as the viewer is able to “get inside” the heads of the old dog Shadow, the younger dog Chance, and the frisky cat Sassy. They have some adventures as they attempt to find the family they have been separated from. We approve this film for all ages and award it our Dove Seal.

Content Description

Sex: Kissing.
Language: A few childish name calling words like "puke", "stupid " and "poop" and "butt".
Violence: A porcupine attacks Chance.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: A few burping scenes.


Company: Buena Vista Home Video
Writer: Sheila Burnford and Caroline Thompson and Linda Woolverton
Director: Duwayne Dunham
Producer: Jeffrey Chernov
Genre: Children
Runtime: 84 min.
Industry Rating: G
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter