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Sweating Bullets was an early version of Disney’s 2004 animated feature film, Home on the Range.

Plot

A little bull named Bullets, that wants to be more like the horses that lead the herd.

Development

In June 1995, after Pocahontas was released, director Mike Gabriel came up with an "idea that might combine Captains Courageous with a [w]estern." Gabriel developed his concept into a forty-page film treatment, which was well-received by then-Feature Animation president Peter Schneider. Soon after, the project, then titled Sweating Bullets, went into development. "The story originated as a supernatural western about a timid cowboy who visits a ghost town and confronts an undead cattle hustler named Slim. It was later reconceived into a story about a little bull named Bullets, that wanted to be more like the horses that led the herd.[1] In April 1999, in an attempt to salvage the production and retain the existing characters and background art, story artist Michael LaBash suggested a different approach to the story with one that involved three cow protagonists who become bounty hunters to save the farm. Building on the idea, fellow story artists Sam Levine, Mark Kennedy, Robert Lence, and Shirley Pierce developed a new storyline.[2] In September 2000, Mike Gabriel and co-director Mike Giaimo were removed from the project because of the persistent story problems. In October 2000, returning to Disney Feature Animation after The Road to El Dorado at DreamWorks Animation, Will Finn, who was originally slated to be the supervising animator on Maggie, and John Sanford were brought onboard to direct.[3]

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Media
Home on the Range (Video/Soundtrack) • A Dairy Tale: The Three Little PigsHome on the RangeIt's Hero TimeThe Adventures of a Bovine GoddessSweating Bullets
Disney Parks
Big Thunder Ranch
Firework: Wonderful World of Animation
Halloween: Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade
Characters
MaggieMrs. CallowayGracePearl GesnerSheriff Sam BrownBuckRustyAlameda SlimThe Willie BrothersRicoMr. WesleyJebAudreyOlliePiggiesChicksLarryLucky JackBarry and BobJunior the Buffalo
Deleted: Mariachi ButterfliesDarlin
Songs
You Ain't Home on the RangeLittle Patch of HeavenShe'll Be Coming 'Round the MountainHome on the RangeYodel-Adle-Eedle-Idle-OoWill the Sun Ever Shine Again?Magic Carpet RideWherever the Trail May LeadAnytime You Need a FriendHeroes, Villains and Cows (deleted song)
Locations
Dixon RanchPatch of HeavenChugwaterEcho Mine
See Also
Disney Sing Along Songs: Little Patch of Heaven
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