Hunch, eager for revenge towards all the abuse He suffered from his uncle, attacks him with a flyswatter and chases him away. The tracks "Sun Do Shine", "Come Back to You", "Rock-a-Doodle", "Treasure Hunting Fever", "Sink or Swim," "Kiss 'n Coo", "Back to the Country", and "Tyin' Your Shoes" contained background vocals by The Jordanaires. 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.. Meanwhile, the Duke and his party stalk the farm animals at Edmond's house, who continually use Edmond's flashlight to drive them off as long as the batteries hold out. Afterwards, perpetual darkness and rainfall threaten the farm with flooding. Rock-a-Doodle was the first feature-length family live-action/animated film since 1988's Who Framed Roger Rabbit, but unlike the live-action characters from that film sharing the screen with animated characters like Roger Rabbit, Edmond is the only live-action character to share the screen with the animated farm animals; this was at the beginning, when The Grand Duke confronts Edmond before turning him into an animated cat, and at the end, where Chanticleer is singing a reprise of Sun Do Shine like he does at the beginning. The film features the voices of Glen Campbell, Christopher Plummer, Phil Harris (in his final film role before his retirement from acting, and his death in 1995), Charles Nelson Reilly, Sorrell Booke, Sandy Duncan, Eddie Deezen, Ellen Greene, and Toby Scott Ganger (in his film debut). Edmond grows concerned when his farm in Midwest Tennessee, becomes flooded from the rain. The film originally included more darker elements; a famous one being a deleted scene from the kitchen scene. "ROCK-A-DOODLE is a fantasy, something that we just made up.
Hunch inadvertently frees Edmond and the others, and they help Chanticleer and Goldie make a grand escape in a helicopter, which they use to return to the farm.
Meanwhile, the rooster goes away to the city and becomes a rock star, very reminiscent of Elvis Presley. The best is probably a Bach-like fugue number, in which the Grand Duke and his owlish goons sing "Never Let Him Crow" around a church organ. Edmond awakes in the real world, where the sun is shining outside and the floods have ended, but Edmond's mother assumes that his adventures were only a dream. He also called the live-action segments unnecessary.
Pinky turns on Goldie for informing Chanticleer of what has happened and blackmails Chanticleer with the possible threat of killing his friends into continuing with his movie. The reason the scene was cut was because Don Bluth received a note from the preview audience that most cases of child abuse happen in the kitchen and involve baking instruments. The staff of Halliwell's Film Guide commended its "excellent animation", but complained of the "poor and confusing narrative" that "rendered [it] pointless".
Anastasia (character) Thumbelina (character) Characters. In this scene, the Duke bakes a live baby skunk in a pie.
[nb 1]. After she leaves, Edmond, whose faith was restored in the characters, is now allowed to visit and watch as Chanticleer sings to raise the sun. This story turns out to be a fairy tale being read to a young boy named Edmond by his mother. The VHS release has music on both the Don Bluth & Goldcrest logos. When the Duke of Owls' Magic breath turn Edmond into a cat, the sound effect of the cat screeching from.  Background vocals on "We Hate the Sun", "Tweedle Te Dee", and "The Owls' Picnic" were all sung by a triple-tracked Kuenster himself. Edmond is saved by Patou, a basset hound from Chanticleer's farm, and Edmond manages to drive away the Duke with a flashlight.
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. Rock-a-Doodle is a 1991 live-action/animated musical comedy produced by Sullivan Bluth Studios and Goldcrest Films. The Duke turns Edmond into a kitten for trying to interfere with his plans. when his friends return him to the farm and beg him to crow. The group narrowly escapes him and enters the city through an aqueduct pipe.
However, Chanticleer finally regains his confidence and crows loud enough for the sun to rise, shrinking the Duke into a harmless pipsqueak. The best is probably a Bach-like fugue number, in which the Grand Duke and his owlish goons sing "Never Let Him Crow" around a church organ. When the live-action footage was finished during production, Goldcrest Films recruited Sullivan Bluth Studios to animate the rest of the film.
The Duke sends his nephew Hunch (Charles Nelson Reilly) to stop the crew from reaching the city, but Hunch fails to catch them. until he learns to overcome it near the end. As he is transported, all of his animal friends are happy to see him alive, well and human again. " Entertainment Weekly panned Rock-a-Doodle's "limp rock homages," forgettable song, "washed-out" colors, and the "cheap" look of the live-actions sequences. One of Edmond's lines in the movie has been commonly misinterpreted by modern audiences as ". Edmond and the others manage to escape, though (thanks to Hunch's intervention), and with Goldie and Chanticleer in tow, they make their way back to the farm. The story is revealed to be a storybook that a mother named Dory (Dee Wallace) reads to her son, Edmond (Toby Scott Ganger). Without Chanticleer, rain continues to pour non-stop, causing a massive flood all over the country. He also has kids with Goldie in the end.
The matte lines are clearly visible in the final live-action/animation scenes, and a weird glow suffuses the entire sequence, as if it had been shot at Chernobyl. Most visited articles. When Edmond landed on his four paws after Snipes accidentally startled him, one of Edmond's feet is the same color as his outfit.
TVTropes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. 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. The theatrical and early DVD releases have music ending on just the Don Bluth logo, and the Goldcrest logo has no music. The Duke's annoying nephew who tries repeatedly to impress him, and ends up failing every time. Unbeknownst to the main characters, he's in the employment of (or at least allies with) The Grand Duke, and they both have a vested interest in keeping Chanticleer in the city; Pinky because "The King" makes him lots of money, the Duke because Chanticleer's crowing and sun-raising makes him miserable.  Hartford Courant reviewer Malcolm L. Johnson, while feeling that Rock-a-Doodle lacked a story, highlighted its "technical feats" in animation, such as the use of live-action and moments where the animation "zoomps] us through layers of action, as though a camera were riding on the back of a freewheeling bird."
He can't seem to remember how to crow at that point, but at the most desperate hour, he crows and brings the sunshine back.  Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film two stars out of four. So they go to the city and try to bring Chanticleer home to crow. His mother suspects he had a dream, but Edmond is convinced it was real.  The film also inspired a Computerized Coloring Book by Capstone Software and IntraCorp called The Rock-A-Doodle Computerized Coloring Book. He realizes it's morning and the sun had come out to save the farm from destruction. One morning, Chanticleer, a rooster whose singing seems to raise the sun every morning, gets into a fight with a stranger sent by the Grand Duke of Owls, whose kind hates sunlight. There are many passing delights. Test audiences also felt confused by the storytelling so the filmmakers decided to include narration told by the dog character, Patou, voiced by Phil Harris.
As a distraction, Edmond's idol and Chanticleer's manager, Pinky Fox (Sorrell Booke), who had been hired by the Duke to keep Chanticleer away from the farm, get a chorus singer pheasant named Goldie (Ellen Greene) to distract him. When it looks like Peepers is crushed in a wreck, Edmond mentally retreats into his own mind and has to overcome the phantoms of all the people who mocked and terrified him in order to snap out of it and save her. All the farm yard animals ridicule and laugh at him, so he walks away and says 'I'm nobody.' Animation took place in both Burbank, California and Dublin, Ireland.
Rock-a-Doodle was the first feature-length family live-action/animated film since 1988's Who Framed Roger Rabbit, but unlike the live-action characters from that film sharing the screen with animated characters like Roger Rabbit, Edmond is the only live-action character to share the screen with the animated farm animals; this was at the beginning, when The Grand Duke confronts Edmond before … " 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.  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. The main villain of the movie, a sun hating owl who drives Chanticleer away from the farm so he wouldn't bring the sun up anymore, and tries to keep the darkness forever. The Duke and his henchmen take over in the darkness, and plan to eat all of the barnyard animals. Rock-a-Doodle received generally negative reviews.  The live-action sequences were done at Ardmore Studios.. Hemdale Picture Corporation animated films, https://donbluth.fandom.com/wiki/Rock-a-Doodle?oldid=32511.
The film features the voices of Glen Campbell, Christopher Plummer, Phil Harris, Charles Nelson Reilly, Sorrell Booke, Sandy Duncan, Eddie Deezen, Ellen Greene and Toby Scott Ganger.  None of these did any better than Rock-a-Doodle critically or commercially, except Thumbelina, which did get slightly better in critical reception. He is transformed into a, T.J. Kuenster, Jim Doherty, John Drummond, and, Jason Marin as Mark, one of Edmond's older brothers, "Bouncers Theme Song" – The Don Bluth Players, "Kiss 'n Coo" – Glen Campbell and Ellen Greene, This page was last edited on 9 October 2020, at 01:47. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/RockADoodle. While the rest of the animals stay at Edmond's farm, Edmond, along with Patou, Snipes, and Peepers, sail to the city in a trunk. Composer T. J. Kuenster has some funny songs. 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.
"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=982583904, 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.
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