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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.

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

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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

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! Written by Grifter Wolf

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G | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Ireland | UK | USA

Language:

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)

Gross USA:

$11,657,385
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the Swedish dub, all of Chanticleer's songs are performed by the Boppers, and Chanticleer is voiced by Jerry Williams, the lead singer of The Violents. Goldie is voiced by singer Pernilla Wahlgren. See more »

Goofs

When Snipes signs his hand print on the letter, he places his right hand down, to reveal a left hand print. See more »

Quotes

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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 The Reviewers: So What's the Deal with Caroline? (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Kiss N Coo
Sung by Glen Campbell and Ellen Greene
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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Stinks Like a Chicken House.
23 June 2004 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

Tedious feature-length animated stinker about an Elvis Presley-styled rooster whose only purpose is to crow every morning to wake up the other animals on the farm. He over-sleeps one morning, the sun comes up anyway and he is disgraced. Thus he decides to go off and become a major rock'n'roll star with would-be funny results. The other animals start to miss him immediately because wicked storms and heavy rainfall ensue coincidentally just as the rooster leaves. A group of farm critters then decide to go out and find their friend so that the sun may shine again. Real yawner as the animation is nickel and dime and the other elements are nearly impossible to find. The characters are more annoying than alluring and ultimately that is the thing that decapitates "Rock-A-Doodle" mercifully. 2 stars out of 5.


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