Paramount sent out a press release to inform us animation freaks that their CG comedy "Barnyard" will now be opening on July 28th, which pits the animated critters against "Miami Vice" and "Little Miss Sunshine." The flick was previously penciled in for 10/6, but that was Barnyard‘s third different release date. (The thing’s bounced around Paramount’s schedule for quite a while.)
"From Steve Oedekerk and Nickelodeon Movies, two of the co-creators of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, and filmed entirely in CGI, comes this hilarious look at what really happens in a barnyard when the farmer’s back is turned. Barnyard is a lighthearted tale centering around Otis (voiced by Kevin James), a carefree party cow, who enjoys singing, dancing and playing tricks on humans. Unlike his father Ben (voiced by Sam Elliott), the respected patriarch of the farm, and Miles, the wise old mule (voiced by Danny Glover), Otis is unconcerned about keeping the animals’ humanlike talents a secret. But when suddenly put in the position of responsibility, the "udderly" irresponsible cow finds the courage to be a leader."