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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.

Directors:

Don Bluth, Gary Goldman (co-director) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Don Bluth (story), John Pomeroy (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phil Harris ... Narrator / Patou (voice)
Glen Campbell ... Chanticleer / The King (voice)
Eddie Deezen ... Snipes (voice)
Kathryn Holcomb Kathryn Holcomb ... Dory - Mother
Toby Scott Ganger Toby Scott Ganger ... Edmond
Stan Ivar ... Frank - Dad
Christian Hoff ... Scott - Edmond's Brother
Jason Marin Jason Marin ... Mark - Edmond's Brother
Christopher Plummer ... Grand Duke (voice)
Sandy Duncan ... Peepers (voice)
Will Ryan ... Stuey (voice)
Charles Nelson Reilly ... Hunch - Duke's Nephew (voice) (as Charles Nelson-Reilly)
Ellen Greene ... Goldie (voice)
Sorrell Booke ... Pinky - The Manager (voice)
Dee Wallace ... Dory - Mother
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Storyline

Edmond's favorite story is 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. The owls drive Chanticleer from his farm and put it under a spell of perpetual darkness and rain. As Edmond's own farm floods, he calls to Chanticleer and summons the Duke himself, who transforms him into a kitten to devour him. He's rescued by Chanticleer's friends Patou the hound, Snipes the magpie, and Peepers the mouse, and they go on an adventure to the city where Chanticleer has become a rock star. Written by Grifter Wolf

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The rousing, rollicking adventure of the world's first rockin' rooster! See more »


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Trivia

Glen Campbell was chosen as the voice/sing voice of Chanticeer after Don Bluth heard his yodeling in the "I Remember You" song. See more »

Goofs

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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Alternate Versions

For the Spanish release of the film, the cartoons were dubbed in Latin Spanish and the humans in Castilian Spanish. For a re-release in South America all the humans were re-dubbed to Latin Spanish. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Swan Princess (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Come Back to You
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
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Don Bluth, The Master
9 September 2016 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

The rooster on the farm, Chanticleer, has to sing every morning for the sun to rise. One morning, he is stopped from singing and the other animals discover that he's a phony - the sun rises anyway. He becomes an outcast and runs away to the city. However, the animals discover that this was a mistake, because the sun stops coming up and rain, which causes a flood, begins instead.

Somewhere along the way, cartoons and Disney became almost synonymous. And yet, Don Bluth has forged ahead, with "American Tail" and "Land Before Time", among many others. This one, though forgotten by some, is beloved by others. Personally, I think it is just as good as any Disney film of the era, and you have to love the voice casting of Glen Campbell.

If it hasn't already been done, someone ought to release a retrospective blu-ray set of Bluth's golden years.


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Country:

Ireland | UK | USA

Language:

Basque | Spanish | English

Release Date:

3 April 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rock-A-Doodle 3D See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,603,286, 5 April 1992

Gross USA:

$11,657,385

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,657,385
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Dolby Stereo | DTS (1997 Re-Release)| Dolby | DTS-Stereo (1997 Re-Release)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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