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On February 3, 1993, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey was released in theaters, and on August 13, 1993 on VHS, followed by re-releases in 1994 and 1997. The film is based on the novel The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford.


SynopsisEdit

This thrilling and thoroughly captivating theatrical hit from Disney has become an instant favorite with audiences of all ages. You'll lose your heart to Chance, a fun-loving American bulldog pup; Sassy, a hilarious Himalayan cat who lives up to her name; and Shadow, a wise old golden retriever -- all of whom express themselves with very familiar human voices! The adventure begins when the loving owners of these irresistible pets are forced to leave them in the temporary care of a friend who lives hundreds of miles away. But after several days, the worried animals begin to think their family must be in trouble, so they decide to head for home. On their incredible journey across the ruggedly beautiful Sierras, they encounter unexpected surprises from man, beast, and nature alike. It's an unforgettable story of love, courage and devotion that will delight and inspire generations to come!

VHS SupplementsEdit

1993 VHSEdit

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens September 1991
2 Walt Disney Home Video logo October 1992
3 Sneak preview of The Nightmare Before Christmas May 1993
4 Video preview for Aladdin May 1993
5 Video preview for The Muppet Christmas Carol May 1993
6 Feature Presentation 1992
7 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey February 1993

1994 VHSEdit

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens September 1991
2 Walt Disney Home Video logo October 1992
3 Video preview for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs March 1994
4 Video preview for Heidi June 1994
5 Feature Presentation 1993
6 Full Screen Format Disclaimer January 1994
7 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey February 1993

1996 VHSEdit

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens September 1991
2 Walt Disney Home Video logo
  • August 1986 (Version 1)
  • October 1992 (Version 2)
3 Walt Disney Family Film Collection promo Q2 1996
4 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection promo
  • May 1995 (Version 1)
  • December 1995 (Version 2)
5 Feature Presentation January 1995
6 Full Screen Format Disclaimer January 1994
7 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey February 1993

1997 VHSEdit

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens September 1991
2 Walt Disney Home Video logo October 1992
3 Video preview for 101 Dalmatians (Live Action) March 1997
4 Feature Presentation January 1995
5 Full Screen Format Disclaimer January 1994
6 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey February 1993

Advertised on:Edit

  1. The Mighty Ducks (1993 VHS)
  2. Aladdin (VHS) (UK version)
  3. The Incredible Journey (1963) (1994 VHS)

In Other CountriesEdit

Country of origin Format Release date
Japan VHS March 18, 1994
UK VHS September 1994
USA (Spanish dub) VHS January 11, 1995
Japan DVD May 29, 1998

Television broadcastsEdit

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey premiered on the Disney Channel on April 2, 1994, followed by several more broadcasts through June 11, 1994. The film made its over-the-air network television premiere on ABC on October 1, 1994, and aired again on December 23, 1995, just a day after the theatrical trailer for its sequel, Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco, premiered in theaters.

It later returned to the Disney Channel for more frequent broadcasts there on July 21, 1996, and also aired on off-network syndication on November 29, 1996. It first aired on basic cable network TBS on May 13, 1998, then later moved to ABC Family on January 6, 2005, and on The Hub for one year since October 5, 2013. As of 2014, it currently airs on premium cable networks.

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