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Rock-A-Doodle review

Posted : 4 years ago on 22 November 2014 08:36

I am aware that Rock-A-Doodle is a stupid movie to several people who have saw this, but I'm still curious.

Completed in 1990, but not released until 1992, this is a story about a rooster named Chanticleer (voiced by singer Glen Campbell), who has the duty of crowing so that the sun would shine. But when the Grand Duke of Owls (Christopher Plummer) arranges a literal cockfight that Chanticleer swiftly triumphs, the sun rises without Chanticleer's crow. That makes him a laughingstock and he leaves for the city.

The story is apparently pre-written in the movie's universe since we also get to see Edmund being told the story by his mother when a horrible rainstorm ensues at their farm. And said universe apparently lacks a fourth wall because Patou the dog seems to live with him, and GDO turns Edmund into a kitten with a magic breath mint. As the group searches for Chanticleer in the city, Chanticleer adopts the moniker "The King" (as in Elvis Presley) and performs, while the owls try to stop our heroes.

You might think that the story makes no sense due to the sun "rising" without Chanticleer crowing, but maybe in this world, roosters have the power to control the weather as opposed to the sun itself? Also, when I said I was curious about the movie, it's because that Ellen Greene (yes, Audrey from Little Shop of Horrors) voices Goldie the pheasant chorus-girl. Speaking of, the singing voices by Campbell and Greene are probably the best part of this movie.

If this looks like something that your kid brother/sister, son/daughter, or nephew/niece would enjoy, then go ahead and rent it. Otherwise, no normal person would be able to grasp this.

My rating: 6/10

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