Not wanting to be left alone on the ranch, Chance and Sassy decide to accompany Shadow on his journey. Demoralized, he tells Chance and Sassy to go on without him.
Near dusk, Chance and Sassy finally make it home and are happily reunited with their owners. They recognize the animals from a missing pets flyer and take them to the local animal shelterbut Chance mistakes it for a dog pound and the trio panic.
Sassy hears the dogs barking Homeward bound celebration and follows the sound to rejoin them. Foxan immature and disobedient American Bulldog and the narrator of the film, explains that he is the pet of Jamie Burnford Kevin Chevaliabut expresses no interest in his owner or being part of a family.
Shortly after the wedding, the family has to move to San Francisco because Bob must temporarily relocate there for his job. While Shadow acts as bait, Chance pounces onto the end of the rock and sends the mountain lion over the cliff and into a river.
Shadow tries to save her, but she goes over a waterfall to her apparent death. Over the next two days, Shadow and Chance try unsuccessfully to catch food and encounter a mountain lion, which chases them to the edge of a cliff.
They leave the pets at a ranch belonging to Kate Jean Smarta family friend. The animals continue on their way, but Chance tries to befriend a porcupineending up with a load of quills in his muzzle.
However, two black bear cubs bother Chance and a large brown bear causes the group to flee. When Chance mentions that the remote control is buried under the seesaw, Shadow gets an idea to use a balanced rock shaped like a seesaw as a way to thwart the mountain lion.
They head into the rocky, mountainous wilderness of the Sierra Nevadas with Shadow leading by instinct. Devastated, Shadow and Chance go on without her. In the morning, Shadow finds a rescue party and leads them back to the girl.
Unknown to them, Sassy survives and is later found on the riverbank by an old man named Quentin William Edward Phippswho nurses her back to health. Shadow and Sassy start missing their owners immediately, but Chance sees it as an opportunity to explore and have fun.
After a night spent in fear of the woodland noises, the group stops to catch breakfast at a river. At another river, Sassy refuses to swim across to follow the dogs and instead tries to via a wooden path further downstream; halfway across, the wood breaks and she falls into the river.
Together, they retrieve Chance and escape the shelter, unaware that their owners are on their way to get them.
Shadow, refusing to believe that his boy would abandon him, resolves to make his way home. Finally reaching their hometown, the animals cross through a train yard, where Shadow falls into a muddy pit and injures his leg.
Worried by the disappearance of their host, the animals fear they have been abandoned.
Later in the week, Kate goes on a cattle driveleaving the animals to be looked after by her neighbor Frank Gary Taylor. The animals then encounter a little girl named Molly Mariah Milnerwho is lost in the woods. Shadow initially fails to appear, but eventually he limps into view and happily comes running home at the sight of Peter.
The film ends with Chance musing about how he truly feels "home" with his family, before happily running into the house at the smell of food. Too loyal to ignore her, they stand guard over her and keep her warm during overnight.
Chance, assuming he is about to die, reveals his dark secrets to Shadow by telling him where he has buried everything at home.
However, Frank does not see her message and thinks that she has taken them along, leaving the animals alone.Homeward Bound is a story about three pets trying to find their way home -- but really, it's a story about families that are in the midst of change and the ties that bind them through it /5().
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Feb 12, · I was very young when I first watched this movie, and I love it just as much today as I did then. The main idea of "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey" is three pets, Shadow, a wise old golden retriever, Chance, a goofy, fun-loving American bulldog puppy, and Sassy, a hilarious Himalayan cat who are left in the care of their /10(K).
"Homeward Bound" is a song by American music duo Simon & Garfunkel written by Paul Simon and produced by Bob Johnston. The song was released as a single on January 19, by Columbia Records. The song appears on the duo's third studio album, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (), although it was recorded during the sessions for .Download