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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

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

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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sun | owl | farm | rooster | rain | See more »

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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

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$11,657,385 (USA)
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This was the only Don Bluth movie to contain live action. See more »

Goofs

It's established that Chanticleer's crowing causes the sun to rise every day. But, early on in the movie, the sun rises without Chanticleer's crowing. And after he leaves shamed, it stays dark and begins to rain eternally. Later the sun rises again after Chanticleer returns to crow, with no explanation as to why the plot seemingly contradicts itself. See more »

Quotes

[the Grand Duke arrives in Edmond's live-action bedroom]
Edmond: Chanticleer?
Grand Duke: No... it's not Chanticleer.
Edmond: Who-who are you?
Grand Duke: You put your finger in the Duke's face, remember? These are expensive, you little brat!
[throws his broken monocle on the floor]
Grand Duke: But that is not why the Duke is going to eat you.
Edmond: Eat me?
Grand Duke: Oh, dear. Now I've gone and spoiled the surprise. Always doing that. But you see, we creatures of the night have worked very hard to make absolutely sure that that bird does not return. And you... ...
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Soundtracks

Kiss N Coo
Sung by Glen Campbell and Ellen Greene
Written by T.J. Kuenster
Arranged and Produced by T.J. Kuenster
Executive Music Producer: Shopan Entesari
Backing Vocals: The Jordanaires
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The first movie that made Don Bluth's career went downhill, but it's not a bad movie at times
11 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've been told by a lot of people that this movie is the first of the mediocre entries (except Anastasia) in the early/late 90s that caused Don Bluth's career to go downhill, but as for me, I think I actually found this along with The Pebble and the Penguin to be very decent. Why?

Well, I will admit, the story was weird and predictable and has a lot of flaws that went nowhere despite it being supposedly charming. The characters were good. Edmund was okay, but nothing special, Chanticleer and the others were very decent, but the Grand Duke of Owls' henchman and the fox guy that wants some money for using Chanticleer to sing for the audiences were not that interesting. I think that the best character throughout the whole movie is the Grand Duke of Owls himself voiced by Christoper Plummer (who previously voiced Henri the pigeon in An American Tail) since he was so intimidating and very threatening which makes him one of the best non-Disney villains ever.

The songs were forgettable. The first song in the beginning was surprisingly good, but some of them were forgettable due to their uninspired lyrics.

There were several inconsistencies like the Grand Duke's breath contains magical powers and the rooster can sing while bringing the sun with his cock-a-doodling voice. It's weird, but that's not saying much.

And that's it for Rock-A-Doodle. Is it a weird movie like The Pebble and the Penguin? Yes, but unlike A Troll in Central Park, it's not a bad movie for it's worth watching for the kids. For adults, however, they will have a hard time viewing this.

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