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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Gross USA: $11,657,385
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
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
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
[first lines; narration
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.
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 See more