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Rock Dog (2016)

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When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events.

Director:

Ash Brannon

Writers:

Ash Brannon (screenplay by), Kurt Voelker (screenplay by) | 9 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Wilson ... Bodi (voice)
Eddie Izzard ... Angus Scattergood (voice)
J.K. Simmons ... Khampa (voice)
Lewis Black ... Linnux (voice)
Kenan Thompson ... Riff (voice)
Mae Whitman ... Darma (voice)
Jorge Garcia ... Germur (voice)
Matt Dillon ... Trey (voice)
Sam Elliott ... Fleetwood Yak (voice)
Will Finn ... Floyd / Carl (voice)
Ash Brannon Ash Brannon ... Ian (voice)
Liza Richardson ... Radio DJ (voice)
Julie Craig ... Additional Voices (voice)
Deng Feng Deng Feng ... Additional Voices (voice)
Kellen Goff ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

Teenage Tibetan Mastiff Bodi (Luke Wilson) is expected to be the next guard of the village of Snow Mountain, succeeding his father Khampa (J. K. Simmons), who years ago drove out a pack of gangster Grey wolves, led by the villainous Linnux (Lewis Black). Khampa has some local sheep disguised as Mastiffs to give the illusion the village has multiple guards to keep the wolves at bay, but Bodi has trouble perfecting his father's signature move the Iron Paw, which projects a powerful blast that can only happen if Bodi "finds the fire." Khampa has forbidden music in the village as it distracted Bodi from his duties when he was younger..

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Chase your dreams. Watch your tail See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

China | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tibetan Rock Dog See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,704,749, 26 February 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,404,922, 7 April 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,519,503, 20 March 2017
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Fleetwood Yak is named after the band Fleetwood Mac. See more »

Goofs

Angus's best rock guitar is levitating in its case. See more »

Quotes

Darma: Bodi?
Bodi: Oh, hey, Darma.
Darma: Are you okay?
Bodi: Yeah, yeah. I've just been, uh, hanging out with Mr. Scattergood.
Darma: Whoa, whoa! Sorry. Back up. You've been hanging with rock legend, Angus Scattergood?
Bodi: Uh, yup!
Germur: Right on. Hanging with Angus.
Darma: He was not hanging.
Germur: Hangus with Angus!
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Crazy Credits

The movie's main title is shown at the end. It came from the Bodi's power of the guitar at the "Glorious" finale concert sequence. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Rock Dog (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Glorious
Written by Adam Friedman , Julia Hoffman, Sam Fischer and Lijie Yang
Performed by Adam Friedman
Published by Burnett Music Group
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OK film, decent Rock and Roll story
25 February 2017 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

So this movie was a little more than what I expected (Or just better than I expected).

It starts out with this cool 2D animation that tells the story of a sheep town being guarded by a kung fu dog being attacked by wolves. In order to keep the wolves from coming back he outlaws music, and of course his son Brody grows up wanting to be a musician so he goes to the big city to become a Rock Dog.

One of my favorite parts of the film is their concept of the rock park, a place in the city were musicians meet and perform. It's like a cross between Venice Beach and CBGBs. Really cool.

The animation was not that good nothing too great or unique, but I did love the story. The typical animation type of a animal that was met for one thing and is known for one thing, wanting to do something out of the norm, but that rock setting in which is goes over the clichés of Rock and Roll specifically that late 80s early 90s version in which the movie seems to be happening.

Plus a lot of real cool characters in the movie. My favorite being Angus Shattergood a cool cat voiced by Eddie Izzard who is the living persona of Rock and Roll.

My biggest pet peeve of the film is actually that the movie is really short. I mean really short. It was barely over an hour. Usually, when animated movies are that short they give us a animated short at the beginning of the film to make up for it. that did not happen this time. You can see the story coming to an end, and you think to yourself more is coming, but it does not.

So bland animation tells a great story so simple that it makes the movie seem short. For that I would wait for the DVD to come out to see it.

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