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Jock the Hero Dog (2011)
"Jock" (original title)

 -  Animation | Adventure | Comedy  -  2011 (USA)
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3-D animated-family adventure that tells the heart-warming, coming-of-age story of a man and his best-friend, a lovable and fearless dog named, Jock.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jock (voice)
Narrator / Sir Percy Fitzpatrick (voice)
Jess (voice)
Pezulu (voice)
Baba (voice) (as Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu)
Basil (voice)
Boatman (voice)
Bongani Nxumalo ...
Jim Makokel (voice)
Fitz (voice)
Young Jock (voice)
Snarly (voice)
Michael De Pinna ...
Claude (voice)
Anthony Bishop ...
George (voice)
Seedling (voice)
Dianne Simpson ...
Lillian Morris (voice)


3-D animated-family adventure that tells the heart-warming, coming-of-age story of a man and his best-friend, a lovable and fearless dog named, Jock.

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Rated PG for some menace and peril | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jock of the Bushveld  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The character of Jock, his antics, and the life lessons of the book are so famous and widely-known in South Africa, that statues are routinely erected in his honor and the first private lodge in Africa's wildlife reserve - Kruger National Park - bears his name. See more »


Howling at the Moon (End Credits Version)
Performed by James Carrington
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Alan Menken
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Technically adequate but storyline, voices and music make this good entertainment for kids
7 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

Jock is an iconic South African story. It has all the right values of courage, bravery, loyalty and adventure to make it a must watch for young kids. Set in the bushveld of South Africa in the time of the Gold Rush in the late 1800's, the characters are from all over the world. They were in a strange land with wild animals and other adversities , seeking their fame and fortune. the story picks up on the adventures of Jock, the runt of the litter and the Transport rider who is gifted him by the local Zulu Chief. The technical quality is not as consistent as it might be but children are not critical like adults and so almost universally seem to enjoy watching this heart warming film. There is good music and the voices of Bryan Adams, Donald Sutherland, Bishop Tutu and Helen Hunt make for a good enough movie for all to watch.

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