Alameda Slim, a wanted cattle rustler, uses an alias to buy up properties all over western Nebraska, and his next target is the Patch of Heaven dairy farm, where the widow owner cares more for her ‘family’ of yard animals’s welfare then for profit, so she just hasn’t got the cash to keep in business. The other animals, mainly carefree youngsters, being unable, three cows of very different temperament and manners rise to the desperate occasion and set out to do battle for their dream home, teaming up unnaturally with each-other, the sheriff’s megalomaniac horse and any other animal who can possibly help, even a crazy lucky rabbit and an invincible buffalo, hoping to beat the crook to the Patch’s auction, or anything it takes… —IMDb
There's fun to be had. Unfortunately, though, it simply feels like Disney just wanted to end the hand-drawn tradition it pioneered. With limp competition like this, it's no wonder the medium was out on its ass with Pixar films far superior, in both look and quality.
It obviously aims to be an echo back to "Melody Time" and the Disney shorts of the 1950's and it's certainly isn't forgettable or outright terrible (at least I think), but it's hard not to consider this as a wimpy then-finish of Disney's traditional animation output. Now at Disney even with Lasseter supervising, pencil and paper are almost as neglected as it was when Eisner wanted them out.