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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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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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Trivia:
Originally published in 1909, Jock of the Bushveld, has been in print continuously for over 100 years.See more »
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13 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Horrible!!!!!!!, 13 December 2011
Author: sandtonvideo from South Africa

JOCK (2.4/10) Horrible, amateurish animation makes this a major disappointment. The animation looks like the cut scene animation from an elderly computer game, and any subtlety of lighting or background animation is nearly entirely absent. The motion is often jittery and jerky, and the facial animation of characters can be called basic, to be charitable.

The direction of the voice acting often misfires as well, letting down the pace of the story. The story is aimed to be young audience friendly, but it lacks any real emotional involvement with its characters, and the funny bits are, well, not very funny, so little ones are likely to get antsy. As for adults, it is barely survivable. The lyrics are surprisingly bad, coming as they do from Tim Rice, and the songs are just average at best, seeming like first draft efforts that should have been rejected. Come to think of it, the whole film feels like a rough draft, with the voice actors reading through their lines while looking at unfinished animation.

The life lessons are suspect as well: we are told that Jock has a big heart, but in almost every situation he finds himself in, he survives because of luck, or the actions of another character, not because of his determination or courage.

This has to be one of the biggest letdowns in South African film history, and must have set back the reputation of its film industry globally, which is a grave disservice to the many talented people who do work in the South African film industry. There is no excuse for making a movie this lazy and sloppy other than either arrogance or greed: this level of ineptitude cannot be explained in any other way. Only the ghost of the source material occasionally shining through, and the fact that animals are generally cute saved this from being a 1, but that is no credit to the filmmakers.

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