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In order to defeat the Grand Duke of Owls, a young boy transformed into a cat teams up with a group of barnyard animals to find a rooster who can raise the sun.

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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 ...
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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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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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3 April 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amigos inseparables  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$11,657,385
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Trivia

After completion of this film, Don Bluth stated if he had a choice to do either live action or animation for a movie, he would choose animation because he considers it easier to do than live action. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines; narration]
Patou: Once upon a time, back before I knew how to tie my shoes, the sun came up. Now, I know an everyday sunrise may not seem like such a big deal to some folks. But, imagine for a moment: if instead of rising up like this one morning where you lived, she took a look around and decided to go back to sleep. It happened once to us. Let me tell you all about it.
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Soundtracks

Sun Do Shine
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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Good for kids, but that's it
12 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

In all honesty, I never saw this as a child. Perhaps that accounts somewhat for why I don't enjoy it very much now. Unlike many other children's films which have plots that people of all ages could appreciate, this was contrived and full of holes that you could "drive a John Deere tractor through", as Chanticleer would say. The songs were lackluster and all sounded the pretty much same, and the kid that played Edmond brings a whole new level to bad child actors. I did have a few good laughs though, mostly due to the good ol' Patou, so I can't rate it too low. Overall, if you didn't see this as a kid, you more than likely wont like it now.

6/10


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