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Rock-A-Doodle (1991)

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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:
... Narrator / Patou (voice)
... Chanticleer / The King (voice)
... Snipes (voice)
Kathryn Holcomb ... Dory - Mother
Toby Scott Ganger ... Edmond
... Frank - Dad
... Scott - Edmond's Brother
Jason Marin ... Mark - Edmond's Brother
... Grand Duke (voice)
... Peepers (voice)
... Stuey (voice)
... Hunch - Duke's Nephew (voice) (as Charles Nelson-Reilly)
... Goldie (voice)
... Pinky - The Manager (voice)
... 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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The closing credits for this movie are quite long, clocking in at a total of approximately 9:45 minutes. On the initial VHS release, the second and third portions of the credits were sped up, shaving off about two minutes of Robert Folk's music. Subsequent TV broadcasts and DVD re-releases have reinstated the credits at their original running time. See more »

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The Grand Duke and the rest of his clan hate the sun and any particular light source, yet he bakes a pie near a bright, crackling fire. See more »

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Narrator: 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

Bouncers' Theme Song
Sung by The Don Bluth Players
Written by T.J. Kuenster
Arranged and Produced by T.J. Kuenster
Co-Produced by Nikki Moss
Executive Music Producer: Shopan Entesari
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Immense film!!
27 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

Sorry if people disagree with me here but I think Rock a Doodle is absolutely immense! I watched it as a small kid and recently found it only to discover how awesome it truly is. I would have to say though that the films best feature is the evil Grand Duke. He is quite possibly the best villain in cartoon history. Seriously, this film has become kinda obscure but you should definitely check it out! It has energy, warmth, great songs and once more the animation is so unique that it sticks in your head for ages. The ideas are original and the script is funny and emotional. The creators of this movie really found the right ingredients to create the perfect family cartoon. This film is an absolutely legendary piece!!!


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