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Jock the Hero Dog (2011)

Jock (original title)
PG | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 2011 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Duncan MacNeillie

Writers:

Jim Cox (additional writer), Percy Fitzpatrick (novel) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Bongani Nxumalo ... Jim Makokel (voice)
Theo Landey ... Fitz (voice)
Makenzie Hart ... Young Jock (voice)
Jason Kennett Jason Kennett ... Snarly (voice)
Michael De Pinna Michael De Pinna ... Claude (voice)
Anthony Bishop Anthony Bishop ... George (voice)
Robert Hobbs ... Seedling (voice)
Dianne Simpson Dianne Simpson ... Lillian Morris (voice)
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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.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some menace and peril | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jock of the Bushveld See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,076,543
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Originally published in 1909, Jock of the Bushveld, has been in print continuously for over 100 years. See more »

Connections

Version of Jock: A True Tale of Friendship (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Howling at the Moon
Performed by Craig Hinds
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Alan Menken
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Nice movie but more for adults
27 December 2011 | by ctyankee1See all my reviews

Funny, especially a monkey named Basil and a rooster like friend of Jock's. This storyline is more for adults. The narrator of the story sounds really old with a not so good voice.

A lot of cruelty in the story, death of dogs mother, fighting between animals and George a very mean gorilla who takes orders from his-"master" who owns a store. Most characters are mean and aggressive, too much like real life.

The animation is great and goes really well with the singing and dancing of the characters. The music and singing is great too, especially an act by Basil the monkey who used to work in a club with George the gorilla who played the piano.

I found some scenes hard to understand at times with conversations going on in the background and other characters talking. The story has a good ending. Story tells of doing the right thing under difficult circumstances. It uses animals and people in different times of their lives. The writers do this with Jock and his owner who is honest, hard working and upstanding in character.


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