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!
The rousing, rollicking adventure of the world's first rockin' rooster!
3 April 1992 (USA)
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Gross USA: $11,657,385
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
In 1984, Don Bluth
attempted to secure the film rights to the Walter Wangerin Jr.
novel "The Book of the Dun Cow," which was a loose adaptation of Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Nun's Priest's Tale," but those rights fell apart when Wangerin insisted that the film be exactly like the book. Bluth admitted that if they went with Wangerin's demands, the resulting movie would have been 10 hours long. Bluth and company subsequently decided to adapt Chaucer's story themselves, and the result was this film. See more
It's established that Chanticleer's crowing causes the sun to rise every day. But, early on in the movie, the sun rises without Chanticleer's crowing. And after he leaves shamed, it stays dark and begins to rain eternally. Later the sun rises again after Chanticleer returns to crow, with no explanation as to why the plot seemingly contradicts itself. See more
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.
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
We Hate the Sun
Sung by Christopher Plummer
Written by T.J. Kuenster
Arranged and Produced by T.J. Kuenster
Co-Produced by Nikki Moss
Executive Music Producer: Shopan Entesari
Backing Vocals: T.J. Kuenster
, Jim Doherty
, John Drummond
and Frank Kelly See more