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Rock-A-Doodle (1991)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  3 April 1992 (USA)
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Edmund is a boy whose favorite story of Chanticleer, a rooster whose singing makes the sun rise every morning until the Grand Duke of Owls, whose kind despises the bright sun, makes him ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Narrator / Patou (voice)
Chanticleer / The King (voice)
Snipes (voice)
Kathryn Holcomb ...
Dory - Mother
Toby Scott Ganger ...
Stan Ivar ...
Frank - Dad
Scott - Edmond's Brother
Jason Marin ...
Mark - Edmond's Brother
Grand Duke (voice)
Peepers (voice)
Stuey (voice)
Hunch - Duke's Nephew (voice) (as Charles Nelson-Reilly)
Goldie (voice)
Pinky - The Manager (voice)
Dory - Mother


Edmund is a boy whose favorite story of Chanticleer, a rooster whose singing makes the sun rise every morning until the Grand Duke of Owls, whose kind despises the bright sun, makes him look like a fraud. With Chanticleer driven from his farm, the owls put it under a spell of perpetual darkness and rain. As Edmund's own farm floods, he calls to Chanticleer, only to summon the Duke himself who transforms him into a kitten to devour him. Rescued by Chanticleer's former friends Patou the hound, Snipes the magpie and Peepers the mouse, they go on an adventure to the city where the rooster had gone and became a great singing rock star! Written by Grifter Wolf

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The rousing, rollicking adventure of the world's first rockin' rooster!


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Release Date:

3 April 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amigos inseparables  »

Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)


$11,657,385 (USA)

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Grand Duke: [on the phone with Edmund] Hello, kitty?
Grand Duke: It's the Duke. I've some rather bad news, I'm afraid.
[clears throat]
Grand Duke: When the batteries *expire*, so will your friends. Uh, toodle-loo, cheerio, heh, *bye*!
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A movie so bad it's awesome
7 May 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

You know, for over a year after I saw this for the first time, I pretty much convinced myself that this movie was actually good, and no, it isn't. It is a terrible mess of a film with poorly-written characters, a contrived plot and... to be honest... that's actually why I like it.

If you go into this movie knowing how poorly contrived it is, you will actually get a lot of enjoyment out of it. It starts off with a very interesting premise, one that made it worth questioning the immediately contradiction of its plot that wasted no time before rearing its ugly head, but the minute Edmond is introduced to the whole thing it becomes laugh-out-loud hilarious! The animations are very nice, the Grand Duke sometimes looking like something out of an 80's Bluth film and the good guy songs are nice to listen to (Which is why it's a shame Phil Harris talks over most of them) but all in all, this is a movie that's enjoyable simply because of how bad it is. The minute Edmond enters the story and we get quite possibly one of the strangest team-ups ever, it's impossible to take the movie seriously in the slightest.

It's kind of a shame, though, as this movie did have a lot of promise. The characters Peepers and Edmond both have speech impediments which could have made for great development between the two, but no, we get none of that. Maybe if Pinky had been the main villain and the animals were looking for Chanticleer for a, well, less selfish reason than saving their own hides, we could have still gotten a great entertaining movie with a much better message of acceptance. Maybe instead of the whole "owls threatening to eat them" thing, they could have sought out Chanticleer because without him, productivity on the farm would decrease or something like that.

Still, for what it is, it's unintentionally hilarious and that's why it passed in my eyes. Still, it's a shame the writers clearly weren't taking it seriously enough otherwise it could have been really good.

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