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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 »
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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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A new breed of rock star See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Two of the stars had previously provided voices to a main character in the Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005) franchise. Mae Whitman, who does the voice of Darma, did the voice of Katara in Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005) and J.K. Simmons, who does the voice of Khampa, did the voice of Tenzin in its sequel series The Legend of Korra (2012). See more »

Goofs

When Bodi is in Angus's maze, he is trapped down a passage. In a different shot, another path appears out of nowhere. See more »

Quotes

[From Trailer; Angus Scattergood has been locked out of his mansion and was trying to get back in, only to be electrified by the fence and slams into a sheet of glass before flopping down on the road]
Angus: [lying on his back] I am completely paralyzed except for my mouth.
[moves his arm and index finger]
Angus: I am completely paralyzed except for my mouth... and my finger!
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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

Featured in Animation Explosion: Rock Dog (2018) 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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User Reviews

Why did everybody says this movie is bad? I didn't get the taste of people today.
3 June 2017 | by lawrencemanchaSee all my reviews

Sure, it looked like a rip-off of animated movies came out from 2016, like Zootopia, Sing, or whatever, but it is actually worth watching it. It's a disappointing that everybody didn't like it, cause of the clichés, and it is predictable, but it's a movie that is good actually. Get the fact that this is a Chinese-American movie, and it is not made by the big companies and stuff like that. The story is a lil' bit flawed, but other than that, it's still good. And the song is great, though. (song name: Glorious)

My final rating 10/10. Great movie, maybe it's predictable and clichéd, but I guarantee it's a good movie for the whole family.


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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

Gross USA:

$9,420,546

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,157,646
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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