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
The rousing, rollicking adventure of the world's first rockin' rooster!
3 April 1992 (USA)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.77 : 1
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Did You Know?
The Grand Duke's Owl Minions have names including Urek, Fred, Furrow, Blue, Vertigo, and Varek. Urek is the tall brown owl, while Fred is the purple owl, Furrow is the salmon-pink owl with a military-style haircut, Blue is the tall blue owl, Vertigo is the short bearded gray owl, and Varek is the short brown owl with ponytail, wearing a green cape and headband. However their names are never mentioned in the movie. They were played by the voices of T.J. Kuenster
(Who also was the songwriter, one of the writers, musicians and music producer of the movie and soundtrack itself. And who has also been known and popular for being Glen Campbell
's (voice of Chanticleer) Keyboardist, Musical Director and Musical Conductor for his band), Jim Doherty
, John Drummond
, and Frank Kelly
. But during the scenes when The Grand Duke and his Minions are singing "Tweedle Te Dee" and "The Owls' Picnic", they were played by the voices of still T.J. Kuenster
but this time with T. Daniel Hofstedt
, Scott Caple
, Mark Swan
and Kevin Gallagher. See more
In his picture in the book, The Duke is wearing his monocle on his left eye, but when he shows up in Edmund's room, he is wearing it on his right. See more
[on the phone with Edmund
It's the Duke. I've some rather bad news, I'm afraid.
When the batteries *expire*, so will your friends. Uh, toodle-loo, cheerio, heh, *bye*!
Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Crackerjack
The Owls' Picnic
Sung by Christopher Plummer
Written by T.J. Kuenster
Songs Arranged and Produced by T.J. Kuenster
Co-Produced by Nikki Moss
Executive Music Producer: Shopan Entesari
Backing Vocals: The Don Bluth Players See more