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Jim Cox (additional writer)
Duncan MacNeillie (screenplay)
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Release Date:
2011 (USA) See more »
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Children & the young at heart will enjoy this. See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Bryan Adams ... Jock (voice)

Donald Sutherland ... Narrator / Sir Percy Fitzpatrick (voice)

Helen Hunt ... Jess (voice)

Ted Danson ... Pezulu (voice)

Desmond Tutu ... Baba (voice) (as Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu)

Mandy Patinkin ... Basil (voice)

William Baldwin ... Boatman (voice)
Bongani Nxumalo ... Jim Makokel (voice)

Theo Landey ... Fitz (voice)

Makenzie Hart ... Young Jock (voice)

Jason Kennett ... Snarly (voice)
Michael De Pinna ... Claude (voice)
Anthony Bishop ... George (voice)

Robert Hobbs ... Seedling (voice)
Dianne Simpson ... Lillian Morris (voice)
Sylvaine Strike ... Polly (voice)
Michael Richard ... Mr. Morris (voice)

Rose Emanuel ... Julian (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louisa Cerdan ... (voice)
Philina Cerdan ... (voice)
Ava Flutie ... (voice)
Catherine Flutie ... (voice)
Kim Hart ... Little Puppy (voice)
Mallory Hart ... (voice)
Kira Karantonis ... (voice)
Kristy MacNeillie
Tammy MacNeillie ... (voice)
Luna Malyon ... (voice)
Jamie Samuels ... (voice)
Fenias Timbe ... (voice)

Directed by
Duncan MacNeillie 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jim Cox  additional writer
Percy Fitzpatrick  novel
Andrew Gibbs  script contributor
Robyn Klein  additional screenplay material
Martin Lamb  script contributor
Duncan MacNeillie  screenplay
Penélope Middleboe  script contributor

Produced by
Miles Japhet .... executive producer
Robyn Klein .... co-producer
Duncan MacNeillie .... producer
Sandy Missakian .... co-producer
Dennis Rice .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Klaus Badelt 
Ian Honeyman (with)
 
Production Management
Kerry Liss .... production supervisor
Fred L. Smithson .... post-production manager
 
Art Department
Christopher Behrens .... caching
Ric Capecchi .... storyboard artist
Simon Cuzen .... caching
Martin Heigan .... matte painter
Justin Lavery .... set dressing
Michor Lu .... matte painter
Michor Lu .... set dressing
Deon Oosthuizen .... caching
Antoine van Wetten .... set dressing
 
Sound Department
Aziz Acar .... dubbing director
Gregg Baxter .... dialogue supervisor
Gregg Baxter .... supervising sound editor
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound consultant
Roxanne Dalton .... supervising sound designer
James Gallivan .... adr assistant
James Gallivan .... assistant sound editor
Michael Keller .... sound consultant
Dana K. Leonard .... adr assistant
Todd MacKenzie .... additional sound editor
Todd MacKenzie .... additional sound effects
Michael Miller .... additional adr
Craig Nepp .... additional sound editor
Craig Nepp .... additional sound effects
Craig Nepp .... adr recorder & mixer
Orlando Rashid .... pro-tools technician
Adrian Sosa .... background
Adrian Sosa .... backgrounds editor
Andrew Spitz .... sound effects recordist
Andrew Troy .... re-recording mixer
Andrew Troy .... sound effects supervisor
Andrew Troy .... sound re-recording mixer
Andrew Troy .... sound supervisor
Philip Biff Vincent .... chief technical engineer
Philip Biff Vincent .... sound technician
 
Visual Effects by
Ric Capecchi .... character designer
Ric Capecchi .... character development
Ric Capecchi .... visual development artist
Simon Cuzen .... rendering
Tiaan Franken .... cloth simulation
Tiaan Franken .... rendering
Tiaan Franken .... software tools developer
Tiaan Franken .... set modeler
Tony Frederikson .... maquette
Martin Heigan .... rendering
Martin Heigan .... set modeler
Gavin Leggott .... rapid 3D maquette
Michor Lu .... character designer
Michor Lu .... character development
Michor Lu .... character shading lead
Michor Lu .... rendering
Michor Lu .... set modeler
Michor Lu .... visual development artist
Duncan MacNeillie .... camera & layout artist
Deon Oosthuizen .... cloth simulation
Deon Oosthuizen .... rendering
Trevor Schuil .... skinning artist
Charl Smit .... maquette
Antoine van Wetten .... set modeler
Samantha Visser .... character shading lead
Samantha Visser .... hair simulation
Samantha Visser .... rendering
Samantha Visser .... set modeler
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christopher Behrens .... lighting lead
Martin Heigan .... lighting lead
Martin Heigan .... lighting supervisor
Michor Lu .... lighting design
Michor Lu .... lighting lead
Michor Lu .... lighting supervisor
Katherine Otty .... lighting lead
Samantha Visser .... lighting lead
 
Animation Department
Christopher Behrens .... animator
Ric Capecchi .... character designer
Mark Clemens .... additional animator
Samantha Cutler .... additional animator
Simon Cuzen .... animator
Roxanne Dalton .... animator
Sacho de Freitas .... animator
Glen Ewan .... animation supervisor
Glen Ewan .... lead supervising animator
Tiaan Franken .... character technical director
Tiaan Franken .... prop modeler
Tiaan Franken .... rigging supervisor
Tiaan Franken .... shading artist
Tiaan Franken .... skinning supervisor
Tiaan Franken .... technical director
Martin Heigan .... animator
Martin Heigan .... prop modeler
Martin Heigan .... shading artist
Lloyd Hofmeyr .... animator
Justin Lavery .... animator
Justin Lavery .... final layout scene compositor
Kerry Liss .... animation supervisor
Michor Lu .... animator
Michor Lu .... final layout scene compositor
Michor Lu .... prop modeler
Michor Lu .... shading artist
Ken Music .... animator
Pappy Onwuagbu .... animator
Deon Oosthuizen .... animator
Katherine Otty .... animator
Hugo Perdiz .... animator
Clayton Peterson .... additional animator
Dawie Potgieter .... additional animator
Brian Rametse .... animator
Trevor Schuil .... animator
Trevor Schuil .... rigging artist
Richard Tenant .... additional animator
Jako Tromp .... additional animator
Antoine van Wetten .... animator
Antoine van Wetten .... final layout scene compositor
Antoine van Wetten .... shading artist
Samantha Visser .... animator
Samantha Visser .... prop modeler
Samantha Visser .... shading artist
Quinten Vogel .... additional animator
Willis Weng .... animator
David W. Zach .... animator
Alex Zdrankiewicz .... animator
 
Casting Department
Duncan MacNeillie .... casting by
Stacey Sacks .... casting by
 
Editorial Department
Jason Decker .... additional editor
Megan Gill .... additional editor
Karen Knighton .... additional editor
Duncan MacNeillie .... original assembly editor
 
Music Department
Bryan Adams .... additional songs
Klaus Badelt .... score mixer
Klaus Badelt .... score producer
Marius Brouwer .... composer: additional music
Johnny Clegg .... additional songs
Tommy Coster .... co-music producer: ending theme
Tommy Coster .... composer: contributing composer (ending theme)
Tommy Coster .... music supervisor
Simone de Leuw .... score production manager
Guang-Ying Feng .... music preparation
Craig Hinds .... additional songs
Ian Honeyman .... executive music producer
Ian Honeyman .... musician: slide guitar
Ian Honeyman .... score co-producer
Ian Honeyman .... solo performances by
Keith Hutchinson .... composer: additional music
Robyn Klein .... executive in charge of music
Yue-Song Li .... orchestra recordist
Stephen Lukach .... music intern
Neal Carmen Mei .... score technical advisor
Alan Menken .... songs
Nia Nel .... additional songs
Tim Rice .... lyrics by
Daniel Rojas .... guitar
Daniel Rojas .... music editor
Daniel Rojas .... song performance
Andrew Troy .... re-recording mixer
Brad Warnaar .... score orchestrator
Mark Yaeger .... additional songs (as Mark Anthony Yaeger)
Mark Yaeger .... featuring solo performances by (as Mark Anthony Yaeger)
Mark Yaeger .... guitar (as Mark Anthony Yaeger)
Frank Gf Yang .... music supervisor: China
Ge-Fang Yang .... music preparation
Tom Nw Zhang .... project administration china
 
Other crew
Ingrid Falck .... marketing
Tiaan Franken .... technical director
Andy Rice .... head of marketing
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jock" - USA (original title)
"Jock of the Bushveld" - South Africa (English title), USA (alternative title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for some menace and peril
Runtime:
89 min (approx.)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Soundtrack:
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Children & the young at heart will enjoy this., 29 June 2012
Author: ddenholm from United Kingdom

Assuming that this film was aimed at children and seeing the vitriolic bile that others have used to review this film I felt that I should give a brief defence of this film.

Animation was at times basic in parts yes but beautiful in others the human characters were better than the animals for the most part, there the criticism ends while not my cup of tea meaning its south African content of which I am not that knowledgeable I took the film for what it was a children's adventure as for the morals that it teaches that those other critics deem so important I thought there were only two good beats evil and the little guy can sometimes beat the big one.

As for a critique of the film I asked my children 4,6,9 and 12 years old who were all glued to the film throughout. Consensus, they all enjoyed the film with no criticism at all. My two year old son was a little scared of George the Baboon, not Gorilla as he was wrongly called by the first critic.

It was in keeping with a children's film when there were some fighting scenes with some violence I thought it was tastefully done with blood and gore completely avoided so as not to distress a young audience. All in all you have to be young at heart to critique a children's film or flaws become chasms. My wife and children spoke I listened and observed mixed their opinions with mine and rate the movie at 6 out of 10.

My opinion don't expect the earth but don't be afraid to get the sweets and popcorn out and watch it with the children on DVD.

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