Rock Dog (giveaway) is an animated film about a guard dog (Bodi) that wants to become a musician. His father is against this, but Bodi follows his heart and his dream eventually does come true. The film is a mix of comedy and music, but my two youngest kids like this movie mainly for the humor. They think the film is funny. BTW, Rock Dog is rated PG for action and language. Rock Dog is available now on digital HD and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on May 23rd. Note: I received a movie for review on my blog. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.
He’s Not a Guard Dog
In the mountain village of Snow Mountain, Khampa is the guard dog in charge of protecting the sheep. He has a son, Bodi, who Khampa hopes will someday become the next guard dog of the village. But Bodi’s heart isn’t into becoming the next guard dog of the village. Then one day, a radio from an airplane falls out and Bodi finds it. Bodi turns it on and then realizes he wants to be a musician. He heads to the city to find Rock n’ Roll Park. While there, Bodi is tricked into going to Angus Scattergood’s mansion for music lessons.
Dreams Do Come True
Angus Scattergood is a legend and is everyone’s rock inspiration. Unfortunately, Angus is having trouble writing a new song. As expected, Angus tries to get rid of Bodi when he comes to his house. Predictably, Angus later uses Bodi to help write his new song. Even though Angus doesn’t give Bodi credit for his new song, Bodi’s dream eventually does come true.
Rock Dog Features Luke Wilson
Luke Wilson is the voice for Bodi, and Eddie Izzard is the voice for Angus Scattergood. Other voice talents include J.K. Simmons (Khampa), Lewis Black (Linnux), Kenan Thompson (Riff), Mae Whitman (Darma), Jorge Garcia (Germur), Matt Dillon (Trey), Sam Elliott (Fleetwood Yak), Will Finn (Floyd / Carl), Ash Brannon (Ian), and Liza Richardson (radio DJ). Rock Dog was directed by Ash Brannon.
Rock Dog Special Features
The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes the 90-minute movie in Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD formats. In addition, it includes the following bonus features:
- Finding the Fire: The Making of Rock Dog Featurette
- Mic Check: Casting the Voices Featurette
- A Rockin’ New World: Animating Rock Dog Featurette
- Rock Dog and Roll: Exploring the Music: Featurette
- Glorious Music Video
Rock Dog Activity Sheet
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About Rock Dog
The music-filled adventure about a dog’s quest to fulfill his dream features an all-star cast, including J.K. Simmons (Zootopia), Luke Wilson (Old School), Eddie Izzard (Cars 2), Lewis Black (Inside Out), and Kenan Thompson (The Smurfs 2). 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. A film the whole family will want to jam to, the Rock Dog home entertainment release includes four behind-the-scenes featurettes looking at the making of every part of the film from voice recording, to animation, to music, as well as the “Glorious” music video.
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