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Rock-A-Doodle (1991)

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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 ...
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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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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1.77 : 1
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Trivia

The film originally included more darker elements, a famous one being a deleted sequence from the kitchen scene. In this sequence the Duke bakes a live baby skunk in a pie. Oddly enough the reason this was cut wasn't because of the content but because Dun Bluth received a note from the preview audience that most cases of child abuse happen in the kitchen, and involve baking instruments. See more »

Goofs

When Snipes signs his hand print on the letter, he places his right hand down, to reveal a left hand print. See more »

Quotes

[after the Grand Duke is turned into a tiny owl, he is surrounded by a mouse and a chick, who frighten him as he falls into the water. Hunch catches him]
Grand Duke: [in a squeaky voice] Hunch! It's me, Uncle Dukey!
Hunch: Uncle Dukey?
[laughs as he holds a fly swatter behind his back]
Hunch: Come here!
[tries to strike the Grand Duke with it]
Grand Duke: Hunch, no!
[Hunch chases him with the fly swatter as they get into the clouds]
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Soundtracks

Treasure Hunting Fever
Sung by Glen Campbell
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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Great Movie
17 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This has got to be my favorite Don Bluth film. It's completely original and still holds up to this day. While American Tail is probably his best film, this movie is so bizarre and wonderful it has to be seen. It starts live action then turns animated. In the live-action prologue, a little boy named Edmond learns that the crowing of Chanticleer the rooster did not make the sun rise, as everyone thought. But when a flood threatens his family's farm, Edmond sets off to get Chanticleer to make the sun rise and save the day. Just imagine alice in wonderland with rock songs, a kitten, lasagna, and a rooster who channels Elvis. Rock-a-doooooo!


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