[7] The live-action sequences were done at Ardmore Studios.[8]. The floods begin to subside and Edmond transforms back into a human. Register Start a Wiki. All the farm yard animals ridicule and laugh at him, so he walks away and says 'I'm nobody.' But in a movie like this, it ain't over till the rooster sings. [7] Originally, the story's first and last scenes were to be shot in black and white, similar to 1939's The Wizard of Oz. 6+ Starring Kathryn Holcomb, Stan Ivar, Toby … Afterwards, perpetual darkness and rainfall threaten the farm with flooding. The live-action and animation sequences were filmed in two separate aspect ratios. "/"Who's Gonna Answer Him?" However, he leaves his farm to become a rock star in the city after being tricked by the Grand Duke of Owls, whose kind hates sunshine, into thinking that his crow does not actually raise the sun. "[5] In the final film, however, it is never explained why the sun rises even though Chanticleer does not crow, despite how much the narration of the film tries to explain many things. "[16] Entertainment Weekly panned Rock-a-Doodle's "limp rock homages," forgettable song, "washed-out" colors, and the "cheap" look of the live-actions sequences. [7][nb 1]. Ridiculed and rejected by the other animals, Chanticleer leaves the farm in shame, and the sun goes back down as Chanticleer had not crowed. However, unlike the previous home media releases, both the new Olive Films DVD and Blu-ray releases were sourced from PAL masters (resulting in a slightly higher audio pitch than normal, despite the running time remaining the same as its NTSC counterpart), although both the 2012 MGM logo and the last half of the end credits were kept in a normal pitch. [7] Prior to the North American theatrical release, a sneak preview of the film was included on the 1990 VHS release of All Dogs Go to Heaven. Glen Campbell. In response to reactions from mothers during test screenings of her scenes, Goldcrest requested that Sullivan Bluth reanimate the scenes by covering her chest with feathers as cel overlays, or simply painting her cleavage out.[7]. rockadoodle recastmeme. 148,438 Pages. They're not Ashman and Menken (The Little Mermaid songwriting team), but they're sprightly. Meanwhile, the rooster goes away to the city and becomes a rock star, very reminiscent of Elvis Presley. Chanticleer, now under the name of "The King", has become a famous Elvis impersonator under his manager Pinky Fox, who is employed by the Duke to keep Chanticleer in the city and prevent his friends from finding him. Register Start a Wiki. Edmond. Loosely based on Edmond Rostand's comedy Chantecler, Rock-a-Doodle wis directed bi Don Bluth an written bi David N. Weiss. Rock-a-Doodle Cast. Chanticleer finally regains his confidence and crows loud enough to raise the sun, diminishing the Duke into a harmless miniature version of himself. The film tells the story of an anthropomorphic rooster named Chanticleer, who lives on a farm and crows every morning to raise the sun. For the film's 25th anniversary of its North American release, a third edition was released on Blu-ray and DVD by Olive Films (under license from MGM) on 31 October 2017. Edmond. Original Songs By: T.J. KUENSTER & ROBERT FOLK (The camera moves past a region of star clusters to the right, where it reaches the planet Earth and zooms in on it.) The tracks "Sun Do Shine", "Come Back to You", "Rock-a-Doodle", "Treasure Hunting Fever", "Sink or Swim," "Kiss 'n Coo", and "Tyin' Your Shoes" contained background vocals by The Jordanaires. Rock-A-Doodle: Christopher Plummer, Eddie Deezen, Glen Campbell, Phil Harris, Ellen Greene, Sandy Duncan, Sorrell Booke, Kathryn Holcomb Rock-A-Doodle - Cast, Crew and Credits - TV.com Search [13] Dave Kehr of the Chicago Tribune criticized the film's overwhelming amount of characters and subplots as well as its "frantic" altering in pacing and tone. [11], Halliwell's Film Guide commended its "excellent animation", but complained of the "poor and confusing narrative" that "rendered [it] pointless". There are many passing delights. [2] Loosely based on Edmond Rostand's 1910 comedy play Chantecler,[3] Rock-a-Doodle was directed by Don Bluth and written by David N. Weiss. Though character designs by Marc Davis survive, Walt Disney personally rejected the pitch, and the film was never put into production or animation tests. Their family's farm is in danger of being destroyed in a storm, and when his mother leaves to assist the rest of the family, Edmond calls for Chanticleer's return. It's about a character named Chanticleer who thinks that when he crows the sun comes up. Games Movies TV Video. Without Chanticleer, rain continues to pour non-stop, causing a massive flood all over the country. Don Bluth Wiki. Composer T. J. Kuenster has some funny songs. voiced by Glen Campbell and 4 others. [5] In 1985, the film was mentioned as being in development limbo. Edmond and the others try to get Chanticleer to crow, but his ongoing sense of dejection limits his ability. Cast overview, first billed only: Phil Harris ... Narrator / Patou (voice) Glen Campbell ... Chanticleer / The King (voice) Eddie Deezen ... Snipes (voice) Kathryn Holcomb ... Dory - Mother Rock-A-Doodle (1991) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Rock-a-Doodle is an upcoming TV series based on the film. Toby Scott Ganger as Edmond, the son of the farmer and the human protagonist of the film. | Rock-a-Doodle is the title (but not theme) song from Rock-A-Doodle. Jack Angel. Grand Duke (voice) Phil Harris. Executive Producers: JOHN QUESTED MORRIS F. SULLIVAN. Glen Campbell Eddie ... Rock-A-Doodle is a terrifying way of combining traditional animation with live action and bad interaction between reality and fantasy. Wiki Content . "Rock-a-Doodle's Bluth Is Crowing Animatedly", "Rock-A-Doodle Movie Review & Film Summary (1992)", "MOVIE REVIEW : Little to Crow Over in 'Rock-A-Doodle, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Rock-a-Doodle&oldid=1001539460, American children's animated adventure films, American children's animated comedy films, American children's animated fantasy films, American children's animated musical films, Films produced by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman, Short description is different from Wikidata, Album articles lacking alt text for covers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Toby Scott Ganger as Edmond, the son of a human farmer who is being read the story of Chanticleer by his mother, Dory. This time, we're focusing on the 1992 Don Bluth animated film Rock-A-Doodle! Edmond then meets several other animals from the farm, all of whom are hoping to find Chanticleer and apologize to him for their behavior. [9] In a positive review, the Washington Post wrote "The young ones, who certainly don't give a sticky-fingered hoot about animation production values, are likely to have a good time with this. Wiki Content. [4] Don Bluth began pre-production of an animated film about Chanticleer in 1982. Plans for an animated version of the Chanticleer tale dated as far back as the early years of the Walt Disney Studios, where several of its artists were interested in combining elements of the story with those about an anthropomorphic fox named Reynard. Snipes. 5,657 Pages. Bluth chose this direction because he was influenced by Roger Rabbit. Chanticleer's friends from the farm, along with Edmond, a young human boy who was transformed into a kitten by the Duke, take off on a mission to get Chanticleer to bring back the sun and save the country before it is too late. Company Credits However, the live-action scenes, including all animated elements, were shot in hard-matted widescreen. Rotten Tomatoes reported that 20% of critics gave the film a positive review based on 15 reviews, with an average score of 4/10. Original title Rock-A-Doodle. Wikis. [7] None of these did any better than Rock-a-Doodle critically or commercially, except Thumbelina, which did get slightly better in critical reception. Technical Specs, See agents for this cast & crew on IMDbPro, chief makeup artist: live action segments, production supervisor (as Cathy Carr-Goldman), trainee assistant director: live action segments, second assistant director: live action segments, first assistant director: live action segments, trainee assistant director: live action segments (as John A. Phelan), trainee assistant director: live action segments (as Katriona Ryan), third assistant director: live action segments (uncredited), construction manager: live action segments / supervising carpenter: live action segments, assistant art director: live action segments, carpenter: live action segments (as Eddie Humphries), painter: live action segments (as David Rath), supervising painter: live action segments, adr editor (as Dennis Dutton) / sound editor (as Dennis Dutton), adr editor (as Sue Odjakjian) / assistant sound editor (as Sue Odjakjian), assistant special effects technician: live action segments, special effects modeller: live action segments (as Carol DeJong), special effects supervisor: live action segments (as Morris Foley), special effects supervisor: live action segments, senior special effects technician: live action segments, special effects modeller: live action segments (as Chrissie Overs), special effects technician: live action segments, optical co-supervisor/camera: Apogee Productions, director of computer animation (as Jan Carlée), computer technical director (as Christine Zing Chang), special effects animator (as Robert B. Cowan), special effects animator (as James Mansfield), senior optical printer: Optical Film Effects, visual effects supervisor: live action segments, optical supervisor: Apogee Productions (as R. William Dorney), blue screen assistant: live action segments, rostrum camera supervisor: Optical Film Effects, special effects administrative assistant supervisor, special effects assistant animator (as Leonard Green), special effects assistant animator (as Gillian Hunt-Cunningham), special effects technician (as Susan Keane), special effects assistant animator (as Noel Kiernan), optical line-up: Apogee Productions (as Nick Linardos), supervising special effects painter (as Shirley 'Sam' Mapes), apprentice special effects painter (as Petula Masterson-O'Reilly), special effects assistant animator (as Roland Mercado), special effects directing animator (as Joey Mildenberger), additional special effects animator (as Mike Oliva), optical camera operator: Apogee Productions, special effects assistant animator (as Debbie Pugh), optical line-up: Apogee Productions (as Jim Seltenreich), special effects assistant animator (as George Sukura), assistant rostrum cameraman: Optical Film Effects, special effects directing animator (as David Tidgwell), blue screen electrician: live action segments, stunt coordinator: live action segments (as Beau Van Den Ecker), photographic consultant: live action segments, trainee clapper loader: live action segments, video assist technician: live action segments, camera technician: live action segments (as Kevin Green), animation camera operator (as Jeannette Maher), production camera supervisor (as Ciarán Morris), apprentice camera operator (as Peadár O'Reilly), production camera administrative assistant, supervising rough breakdown and inbetween artist, background artist (as Rungsun Apinchapong), character animator (as Anne-Marie Bardwell), character animator (as Charlie Bonifacio), rough breakdown and inbetween artist (as Michael Cichuela), character key clean-up artist (as Michael Cassidy), rough breakdown and inbetween artist (as David Coogan), directing animator (as Lorna Pomeroy-Cook), rough breakdown and inbetween artist (as David Cribben), final check librarian (as Anne-Marie Daly), character key clean-up artist (as Conor Flynn), character clean-up artist (as Gerry Gogan), supervising character clean-up artist (as Paul Kelly), animation and storyboard administrative assistant supervisor, rough breakdown and inbetween artist (as Celine Cahill), character clean-up artist (as Edward Klein), character clean-up artist (as Lawrence Leichliter), additional character animator / layout artist, layout and background administrative assistant supervisor, animation checking supervisor (as Michele McKenna-Mahon), character clean-up administrative assistant supervisor, cel painting trainer (as Kate Meredith-Delaney), character key clean-up artist (as Anne-Marie Mockler), rough inbetween and breakdown administrative supervisor (as Anne C. Murray), character clean-up artist (as Tracey Nelson), cel painter (as Catherine O'Connor-Dillon), cel painting assistant supervisor (as Bríd Ní Dhónaill), character clean-up administrative supervisor, key xerography processor (as Frank D. Richards), character clean-up artist (as Eileen Ridgeway), rough breakdown and inbetween artist (as Sheryl Sardina), rough breakdown and inbetween artist (as Jennifer Marie Stillwell), key assistant animator (as Russell Stoll), additional character animator (as Nasos Vakalis), supervising color stylist (as Susan Van Der Horst), xerography checker (as Pauline Walsh-Byrne), rough breakdown and inbetween artist (as Liz Wassell), casting: live action segments (as Eileen Knight), first assistant film editor: live action segments, trainee assistant film editor: live action segments, musician: guitar: Nashville Rhythm Section, musician: banjo: Nashville Rhythm Section, musician: piano/keyboards: Nashville Rhythm Section, musician: bass guitar: Nashville Rhythm Section, musician: drums: Nashville Rhythm Section, musician: guitar: Nashville Rhythm Section (as Billy Joey Walker), musician (uncredited) / musician: piano soloist (uncredited), construction driver: live action segments, transportation captain: live action segments, trainee script supervisor: live action segments, co-director: live action segments (as Beau Van Den Ecker), black and white film lab supervisor and optical technician, production accountant: live action segments, production accountant (as Rachel Leighton-Weinlein), administrative assistant (as Sheri Sedlik), financial consultant: live action segments, unit doctor: live action segments (as Dr. Rónán O'Cuilleanáin), studio managing director: Ardmore Studios, security and international personnel officer, script supervisor: live action segments (as Laerke Pedersen), production coordinator: live action segments / script preparation: live action segments, Special thanks: international public relations (as Dennis Davidson Associates), thanks: on behalf of Goldcrest (as Thierry Wase Bailey). 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