Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (film) When a young family decides to make a temporary move from the country to San Francisco, they must leave their beloved pets behind until they can return. Left in the care of a family friend, the three forlorn animals—Shadow, an aged golden retriever; Chance, an American bulldog puppy; and Sassy, a Himalayan cat—set off through the wilds of the Sierras to find their owners. Conversing among themselves in human voices, the animals swim deep rivers, outwit a deadly mountain lion, and keep ahead of pursuing humans. Their camaraderie and courage manage to see them through and discover the path that leads to home. Initial release on February 3, 1993; general release on February 12, 1993. Directed by Duwayne Dunham. 84 min. Stars Robert Hays (Bob), Kim Greist (Laura), Veronica Lauren (Hope), Kevin Chevalia (Jamie), Benj Thal (Peter). Voices of the animals by Michael J. Fox (Chance), Sally Field (Sassy), Don Ameche (Shadow). A remake of the 1963 Disney film, The Incredible Journey. Filmed in eastern Oregon. Released on video in 1993.