Rock-A-Doodle (1992)

G | 75 mins | Comedy | 3 April 1992

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HISTORY

After opening credits, voice-over narration by actor Phil Harris states: “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 live, she took a look around and decided to go back to sleep. It happened once to us. Let me tell you all about it.” Voice-over narration continues throughout the film.
       According to an 8 May 1990 HR production chart, production began in Nov 1988 in Ireland and Los Angeles, CA. George A. Walker was listed as executive producer, but he is not credited onscreen. A brief in the 25 Jun 1990 Hollywood Drama-Logue listed actor Dom DeLuise as being featured as a cast member. However, DeLuise is not credited onscreen. Production notes reported that over “one million individual drawings made up the 120,000 final cells[sic]” completed at Sullivan Bluth Studios in Dublin, in addition to the “700 detailed painted backgrounds, excluding the overlays, mattes and special effects” finished in Los Angeles. The 6 Apr 1992 LAT stated that production ended in 1990. The budget was noted by the 31 May 1991 DV as being $13-$16 million. A report in the 15 Nov 1989 Var listed a scheduled release date for fall 1990. Over a year and a half later, however, the 3 Jun 1991 Var reported the film’s release had been moved to Easter 1992.
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After opening credits, voice-over narration by actor Phil Harris states: “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 live, she took a look around and decided to go back to sleep. It happened once to us. Let me tell you all about it.” Voice-over narration continues throughout the film.
       According to an 8 May 1990 HR production chart, production began in Nov 1988 in Ireland and Los Angeles, CA. George A. Walker was listed as executive producer, but he is not credited onscreen. A brief in the 25 Jun 1990 Hollywood Drama-Logue listed actor Dom DeLuise as being featured as a cast member. However, DeLuise is not credited onscreen. Production notes reported that over “one million individual drawings made up the 120,000 final cells[sic]” completed at Sullivan Bluth Studios in Dublin, in addition to the “700 detailed painted backgrounds, excluding the overlays, mattes and special effects” finished in Los Angeles. The 6 Apr 1992 LAT stated that production ended in 1990. The budget was noted by the 31 May 1991 DV as being $13-$16 million. A report in the 15 Nov 1989 Var listed a scheduled release date for fall 1990. Over a year and a half later, however, the 3 Jun 1991 Var reported the film’s release had been moved to Easter 1992.
       Items in AMPAS library production files noted that the film held its premiere on 20 Mar 1992 at the Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis, IN. The following day, the picture was screen on 21 Mar 1992 at the Westside Pavilion in Los Angeles as a benefit for the Samuel Goldwyn Foundation Children’s Center of the Motion Picture and Television Fund, as reported by the 20 Mar 1992 LAT. Two weeks later, the picture was released on 3 Apr 1992. The 4 Jan 1994 LAT reported a gross of roughly $11.6 million.
       End credits state: “The Producers wish to thank the Sullivan Bluth Studio staff for their unselfish contribution to the completion of this film in areas other than those credited above. Many thanks … Míle Buiochas.” End credits also state: “On behalf of Goldcrest: John Quested; Frederick Fisher; Stephen Johnston; Thierry Wase Bailey; Tony Murphy; Richard Hellman; Martin Cahill; Jo Deakin; Patty Tapanes; Peter Gibson; Selena Tan; Maeve Hurley; Freda Winterburn; Hilary Davies; Debbie Kerry; Ivy Garratt; Angela Walsh; Gavin Braxton; Joe Digby; Harriet Sand; Louise Seymour; Charles Bataille; Reg Hall.” The following acknowledges: “With Special Thanks To: Legal services, Jaques & Lewis; International Public Relations, Dennis Davidson Associates.” End credits further state: “Special thanks to the Industrial Development Authority of Ireland.”
       Producer credits incorrectly list James Pomeroy as "James Pomerdy." More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
31 May 1991
p. 1, 8.
Hollywood Drama-Logue
28 Jun 1990.
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Hollywood Reporter
8 May 1990.
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Hollywood Reporter
30 Mar 1992
p. 8, 24.
Los Angeles Times
20 Mar 1992
Calendar, p. 2.
Los Angeles Times
3 Apr 1992
Calendar, p. 12.
Los Angeles Times
6 Apr 1992
Calendar, p. 1, 4.
Los Angeles Times
4 Jan 1994
Calendar, p. 3.
New York Times
3 Apr 1992
Section C, p. 13.
Variety
15 Nov 1989
p. 13.
Variety
3 Jun 1991
p. 3, 8.
Variety
30 Mar 1992
p. 78.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXTS
Goldcrest Presents
A Sullivan Bluth Studios Ireland Ltd Production
A Don Bluth Film
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Dir
Co-dir
Co-dir
Prod mgr
Prod mgr
Asst dir
Asst dir
Co-dir, Live action segments
Co-dir, Live action segments
Prod mgr, Live action segments
1st asst dir, Live action segments
2d asst dir, Live action segments
Trainee asst dir, Live action segments
Trainee asst dir, Live action segments
Trainee asst dir, Live action segments
PRODUCERS
Prod
Exec prod
Exec prod
Prod, Live action segments
Assoc prod, Live action segments
PHOTOGRAPHY
Prod cam supv
Asst supv
Anim cam op
Anim cam op
Anim cam op
Anim cam op
Anim cam op
Anim cam op
Anim cam op
Apprentice cam op
Apprentice cam op
Prod cam admin asst
Line test video cam op
Line test video cam op
Line test video cam op
Line test video cam op
Line test video cam op
Line test video cam op
Line test video cam op
Dir of photog, Live action segments
Cam op, Live action segments
Focus puller, Live action segments
Focus puller, Live action segments
Clapper loader, Live action segments
Clapper loader, Live action segments
Trainee clapper loader, Live action segments
Cam tech, Live action segments
Cam tech, Live action segments
Cam tech, Live action segments
Photographic consultant, Live action segments
Stills photog, Live action segments
Key grip, Live action segments
Gaffer, Live action segments
Best boy, Live action segments
Elec, Live action segments
Elec, Live action segments
Elec, Live action segments
Elec, Live action segments
Elec, Live action segments
Video assist tech, Live action segments
Studio mgr dir, Ardmore Studios, Bray, County Wick
Op mgr, Ardmore Studios, Bray, County Wicklow, Rep
Cam motion control
ART DIRECTORS
Prod des
Art dir
Storyboard artist
Storyboard artist
Storyboard artist
Storyboard artist
Set research and des
Art dir, Live action segments
Asst art dir, Live action segments
Asst art dir, Live action segments
FILM EDITORS
Supv ed
Anim film ed
Anim film ed
Anim film ed
Asst anim film ed
Asst anim film ed
Asst anim film ed
Film ed, Live action segments
1st asst film ed, Live action segments
Trainee asst film ed, Live action segments
Negative cutter, Post prod
SET DECORATORS
Set dresser, Live action segments
Const mgr, Live action segments
Prop buyer, Live action segments
Prop buyer, Live action segments
Prop master, Live action segments
Standby props, Live action segments
Dressing props, Live action segments
Dressing props, Live action segments
Dressing props, Live action segments
Supv drapes, Live action segments
Supv carpenter, Live action segments
Standby carpenter, Live action segments
Carpenter, Live action segments
Carpenter, Live action segments
Plasterer, Live action segments
Standby plasterer, Live action segments
Supv painter, Live action segments
Standby painter, Live action segments
Painter, Live action segments
Painter, Live action segments
Supv rigger, Live action segments
Standby rigger, Live action segments
Rigger, Live action segments
Rigger, Live action segments
Rigger, Live action segments
Rigger, Live action segments
Rigger, Live action segments
Rigger, Live action segments
Rigger, Live action segments
Standby stagehand, Live action segments
Stagehand, Live action segments
Stagehand, Live action segments
Stagehand, Live action segments
COSTUMES
Ward mistress, Live action segments
Asst ward, Live action segments
MUSIC
Mus score
Orig songs wrt and prod by
Songs backed by
Piano/Keyboards
Guitar
Bass guitar
Banjo
Drums
Mus score performed by
Orch mgr
Mus copyist
Mus rec
Asst rec
Mus ed, Post prod
Mus ed, Post prod
Asst mus ed, Post prod
1st eng, The Music Mill, Nashville, Tennessee
2d eng, The Music Mill, Nashville, Tennessee
Eng, Ropewalk Studios, Ringsend, Dublin, Ireland
Eng, Ropewalk Studios, Ringsend, Dublin, Ireland
Eng, Devonshire Audio, Los Angeles, California
SOUND
Dial ed
Dial ed
Apprentice dial ed
Dial eng
Dial eng
Sd mixer, Live action segments
Boom op, Live action segments
ADR ed, Post prod
ADR ed, Post prod
ADR ed, Post prod
Sd ed, Post prod
Sd ed, Post prod
Asst sd ed, Post prod
Asst sd ed, Post prod
Asst sd ed, Post prod
Addl sd des, Post prod
Foley ed, Post prod
Foley ed, Post prod
Foley by, Post prod
Foley artist, Post prod
Foley artist, Post prod
Foley mixer, Post prod
Foley rec, Post prod
Re-rec mixer, Post prod
Re-rec mixer, Post prod
Re-rec mixer, Post prod
Sd rec facilities
Sd rec facilities
Sd rec facilities
Sd rec facilities
VISUAL EFFECTS
Dir of spec visual eff
Visual eff supv, Live action segments
Visual eff supv, Live action segments
Spec eff supv, Live action segments
Spec eff supv, Live action segments
Sr spec FX tech, Live action segments
Spec FX tech, Live action segments
Asst spec FX tech, Live action segments
Asst spec FX tech, Live action segments
Asst spec FX tech, Live action segments
Asst spec FX tech, Live action segments
Asst spec FX tech, Live action segments
Asst spec FX tech, Live action segments
Asst spec FX tech, Live action segments
Asst spec FX tech, Live action segments
Spec FX modeller, Live action segments
Spec FX modeller, Live action segments
Cloud tank eff, Live action segments
Cloud tank eff, Live action segments
Asst blue screen photog, Live action segments
Elec blue screen photog, Live action segments
Opt eff unit (U.S.)
Exec prod, Opt eff unit (U.S.)
Project prod, Opt eff unit (U.S.)
Opt supv, Opt eff unit (U.S.)
Opt co-supv/Cam, Opt eff unit (U.S.)
Opt cam, Opt eff unit (U.S.)
Opt line-up, Opt eff unit (U.S.)
Opt line-up, Opt eff unit (U.S.)
Cine eng, Opt eff unit (U.S.)
Apogee lab processing, Opt eff unit (U.S.)
Opt col film processing, Opt eff unit (U.S.)
Opt eff unit (U.K.)
Sr opt printer, Opt eff unit (U.K.)
Opt printer, Opt eff unit (U.K.)
Rotoscope artist, Opt eff unit (U.K.)
Rostrum cam supv, Opt eff unit (U.K.)
Asst rostrum cam, Opt eff unit (U.K.)
Addl opt eff (U.K.)
Opt printer, Addl opt eff (U.K.)
Addl opt eff (U.K.)
Opt printer, Addl opt eff (U.K.)
DANCE
Choreog, Live action segments
MAKEUP
Chief make-up artist, Live action segments
Chief hairdresser, Live action segments
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod supv
Prod supv
Prod supv
Computer tech dir
Prod cont supv
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
B/W film laboratory supv & opt tech
Supv systems eng
"Goldie" live action reference model
"Goldie" live action reference model
Casting, Live action segments
Casting, Live action segments
Casting, Live action segments
Prod accountant, Live action segments
Prod coord, Live action segments
Scr supv, Live action segments
Transportation capt, Live action segments
Unit driver, Live action segments
Unit driver, Live action segments
Unit driver, Live action segments
Unit driver, Live action segments
Unit driver, Live action segments
Unit driver, Live action segments
Const driver, Live action segments
Unit doctor, Live action segments
Unit nurse, Live action segments
Financial consultant, Live action segments
Teacher, Live action segments
Teacher, Live action segments
Trainee scr supv, Live action segments
Shooting scr preparation, Live action segments
Shooting scr preparation, Live action segments
Trainee acountant, Live action segments
Craft services, Live action segments
Prod runner, Live action segments
Post prod coord, Post prod
Gen mgr (IRE), Sullivan Bluth Studios
Gen mgr (USA), Sullivan Bluth Studios
Studio exec (USA), Sullivan Bluth Studios
Studio exec (IRE), Sullivan Bluth Studios
Studio exec (USA), Sullivan Bluth Studios
Legal exec, Sullivan Bluth Studios
International recruitment, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Asst, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Human resources mgr, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Asst, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Personnel officer, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Asst, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Security & international personnel, Sullivan Bluth
Personnel asst, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Personnel asst, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Personnel asst, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Receptionist, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Financial accountant, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Financial accounts asst, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Prod accountant, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Prod accountant, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Payroll master, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Supv of DP services, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Data controller, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Prod accounting asst, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Prod accounting asst, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Prod accounting asst, Sullivan Bluth Studios
International payroll, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Purchasing officer, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Purchasing asst, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Marketing worldwide, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Pub worldwide, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Pub Europe, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Pub asst, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Asst to Don Bluth, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Asst to Don Bluth, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Asst to Gary Goldman, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Asst to John Pomeroy, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Asst to Morris Sullivan (IRE), Sullivan Bluth Stud
Asst to Morris Sullivan (USA), Sullivan Bluth Stud
Asst to George Carrick, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Asst to Frank McCourt, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Prod secy, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Legal asst, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Asst to Fred Craig, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Asst to Fred Craig, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Admin asst, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Prod asst, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Prod asst, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Studio librarian, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Asst, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Asst, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Transportation, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Transportation, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Transportation, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Transportation, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Transportation, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Storeman, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Facilities mgr, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Facilities op, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Facilities asst, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Studio tech, Sullivan Bluth Studios
Studio crafts services, Sullivan Bluth Studios
STAND INS
Stunt coord, Live action segments
Stand-in, Live action segments
Stand-in, Live action segments
Stand-in, Live action segments
Stand-in, Live action segments
Stand-in, Live action segments
Stand-in, Live action segments
ANIMATION
Seq dir
Seq dir
Layout supv
Layout supv
Layout artist
Layout artist
Layout artist
Layout artist
Layout artist
Layout artist
Layout artist
Background artist
Background artist
Background artist
Background artist
Background artist
Background artist
Background artist
Background artist
Dir anim
Dir anim
Dir anim
Dir anim
Dir anim
Char anim
Char anim
Char anim
Char anim
Char anim
Char anim
Char anim
Char anim
Char anim
Char anim
Char anim
Char anim
Char anim
Char anim
Char anim
Char anim
Char anim
Char anim
Char anim
Char anim
Char anim
Char anim
Char anim
Char anim
Spec eff dir anim
Spec eff dir anim
Spec eff dir anim
Spec eff dir anim
Spec eff dir anim
Spec eff anim
Spec eff anim
Spec eff anim
Spec eff anim
Spec eff anim
Spec eff anim
Spec eff anim
Spec eff anim
Dir of computer anim
Dir of computer anim
Computer anim
Computer anim
Rough in-between & breakdown admin supv
Supv artist
Supv artist
Char cleanup admin supv
Supv artist
Supv artist
Char key clean-up artist
Char key clean-up artist
Char key clean-up artist
Char key clean-up artist
Char key clean-up artist
Char key clean-up artist
Char key clean-up artist
Char key clean-up artist
Char key clean-up artist
Char key clean-up artist
Char key clean-up artist
Char key clean-up artist
Char key clean-up artist
Char key clean-up artist
Char key clean-up artist
Char key clean-up artist
Char key clean-up artist
Char key clean-up artist
Char key clean-up artist
Char key clean-up artist
Char key clean-up artist
Char key clean-up artist
Scene planning supv
Scene planner
Scene planner
Scene planner
Scene planner
Anim checking supv
Asst supv
Anim checker
Anim checker
Anim checker
Anim checker
Anim checker
Anim checker
Supv col stylist
Supv col stylist
Col stylist
Col stylist
Col stylist
Col stylist
Supv spec eff painter
Final checker supv
Asst supv
Final checker
Final checker
Final checker
Final checker
Xerography supv
Xerox checking supv
Paint lab supv
Mark-up supv
Inking supv
Cel painting supv
Anim and storyboard admin asst supv
Addl char anim
Addl char anim
Addl char anim
Addl char anim
Addl char anim
Addl char anim
Addl char anim
Addl char anim
Addl char anim
Addl char anim
Addl char anim
Addl char anim
Key asst anim
Asst anim
Asst anim
Asst anim
Asst anim
Asst anim
Asst anim
Asst anim
Asst anim
Asst anim
Asst anim
Asst anim
Asst anim
Asst anim
Asst anim
Asst anim
Asst anim
Layout and background admin asst supv
Blue sketch artist
Blue sketch artist
Paste up artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Rough breakdown & in-between artist
Char cleanup admin asst supv
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Char clean-up artist
Spec eff admin asst supv
Addl spec eff anim
Addl spec eff anim
Addl spec eff anim
Addl spec eff anim
Addl spec eff anim
Addl spec eff anim
Addl spec eff anim
Spec eff asst anim
Spec eff asst anim
Spec eff asst anim
Spec eff asst anim
Spec eff asst anim
Spec eff asst anim
Spec eff asst anim
Spec eff asst anim
Spec eff asst anim
Spec eff asst anim
Spec eff asst anim
Spec eff asst anim
Spec eff asst anim
Spec eff asst anim
Spec eff asst anim
Spec eff inbetweener
Spec eff inbetweener
Spec eff inbetweener
Spec eff inbetweener
Spec eff inbetweener
Spec eff tech
Spec eff tech
Computer prod coord
Col stylist asst
Col stylist asst
Col stylist asst
Apprentice col stylist
Apprentice col stylist
Key xerography processor
Key xerography processor
Xerography processor
Xerography processor
Xerography processor
Xerography processor
Xerography processor
Xerography processor
Xerography processor
Xerography processor
Xerography checker
Xerography checker
Xerography checker
Xerography checker
Xerography checker
Xerography checker
Xerography checker
Xerography checker
Mark-up asst supv
Mark-up
Mark-up
Mark-up
Mark-up
Inking asst supv
Inking trainer
Inker
Apprentice inker
Apprentice inker
Apprentice inker
Apprentice inker
Paint lab asst supv
Paint lab mix and match
Paint lab mix and match
Paint lab mix and match
Paint dist
Paint lab asst
Paint lab asst
Paint lab asst
Paint lab asst
Cel painting asst supv
Cel painting trainer
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Cel painter
Asst spec eff painter
Apprentice spec eff painter
Final check admin asst
Final check librarian
Paint checker
Paint checker
Paint checker
Cel service
Cel service
Cel service
Cel service
Cel service
Cel service
Cel service
Computer anim systems
Computer anim systems
Computer anim systems
Computer anim systems
Computer anim systems
Cel painting contractor
Paint suppler
Paint suppler
COLOR PERSONNEL
Col timer, Post prod
Col by
SOURCES
SONGS
“Sun Do Shine,” sung by Glen Campbell, backing vocals The Jordanaires, Glen Campbell’s performance courtesy of Capitol Nashville, a division of Capitol-EMI Music, Inc.
“We Hate The Sun,” sung by Christopher Plummer, backing vocals T. J. Kuenster, Jim Doherty, John Drummond, Frank Kelly
“Comeback To You,” sung by Glen Campbell, backing vocals The Jordanaires, Glen Campbell’s performance courtesy of Capitol Nashville, a division of Capitol-EMI Music, Inc.
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SONGS
“Sun Do Shine,” sung by Glen Campbell, backing vocals The Jordanaires, Glen Campbell’s performance courtesy of Capitol Nashville, a division of Capitol-EMI Music, Inc.
“We Hate The Sun,” sung by Christopher Plummer, backing vocals T. J. Kuenster, Jim Doherty, John Drummond, Frank Kelly
“Comeback To You,” sung by Glen Campbell, backing vocals The Jordanaires, Glen Campbell’s performance courtesy of Capitol Nashville, a division of Capitol-EMI Music, Inc.
“Bouncers’ Theme Song,” sung by The Don Bluth Players
“Tweedle Te Dee,” sung by Christopher Plummer, backing vocals The Don Bluth Players
“Treasure Hunting Fever,” sung by Glen Campbell, backing vocals The Jordanaires, Glen Campbell’s performance courtesy of Capitol Nashville, a division of Capitol-EMI Music, Inc.
“Sink Or Swim,” sung by Ellen Greene
“Kiss ‘N Coo,” sung by Glen Campbell, Ellen Greene, backing vocals The Jordanaires, Glen Campbell’s performance courtesy of Capitol Nashville, a division of Capitol-EMI Music, Inc.
“Back To The Country,” sung by Glen Campbell, Glen Campbell’s performance courtesy of Capitol Nashville, a division of Capitol-EMI Music, Inc.
“The Owls Picnic,” sung by Christopher Plummer, backing vocals The Don Bluth Players
“Tyin’ Your Shoes,” sung by Phil Harris, backing vocals The Jordanaires.
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Rockadoodle
Release Date:
3 April 1992
Premiere Information:
Heartland Film Festival premiere in Indianapolis, IN: 20 March 1992
Los Angeles benefit screening: 21 March 1992
Los Angeles and New York openings: 3 April 1992
Production Date:
November 1988--1990
Copyright Claimant:
Goldcrest Animation, Ltd.
Copyright Date:
23 July 1991
Copyright Number:
PAu001523960
Physical Properties:
Sound
Dolby Stereo ® in Selected Theatres
Color
Animation
Prints
Originated on Eastman Film from Kodak
Duration(in mins):
75
MPAA Rating:
G
Countries:
Ireland, United Kingdom, United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
30784
SYNOPSIS

On his family farm, young Edmond and his mother read the story of Chanticleer the Rooster, and how farmyard animals believed he made the sun come up. However, a group of owls lead by the Grand Duke distracted Chanticleer one morning, and the sun rose on its own. The animals turned their backs on Chanticleer, and he left the farm for the city. While Edmond and his mother read, a rainstorm begins, and Edmond is ordered to stay inside as his mother helps his father and brothers. Edmond yells out for Chanticleer to save his farm and family. Just then, a tree branch crashes through his bedroom window and the Grand Duke flies inside. Annoyed by Edmond’s call for help, the Grand Duke uses his magic and turns Edmond into a kitten. Patou, the farm dog from the story, appears and chases the Grand Duke away. As the room floods with rainwater, Patou explains that he and the farmyard animals are traveling to the city to apologize to Chanticleer, hoping to bring him back to the farm and save it from the rain. Edmond agrees to accompany Patou, Peepers the mouse, and Snipes the magpie. As they set off, the Grand Duke and the other owls plan to attack the farm. Later, Edmond, Patou, Peepers, and Snipes arrive in the city and learn that Chanticleer is now a popular rock and roll singer known as “The King.” Pinky, Chanticleer’s manager, is ordered by the Grand Duke to keep the rooster in the city. To do so, he arranges a romantic coupling between Chanticleer and Goldie, a pheasant showgirl. ... +


On his family farm, young Edmond and his mother read the story of Chanticleer the Rooster, and how farmyard animals believed he made the sun come up. However, a group of owls lead by the Grand Duke distracted Chanticleer one morning, and the sun rose on its own. The animals turned their backs on Chanticleer, and he left the farm for the city. While Edmond and his mother read, a rainstorm begins, and Edmond is ordered to stay inside as his mother helps his father and brothers. Edmond yells out for Chanticleer to save his farm and family. Just then, a tree branch crashes through his bedroom window and the Grand Duke flies inside. Annoyed by Edmond’s call for help, the Grand Duke uses his magic and turns Edmond into a kitten. Patou, the farm dog from the story, appears and chases the Grand Duke away. As the room floods with rainwater, Patou explains that he and the farmyard animals are traveling to the city to apologize to Chanticleer, hoping to bring him back to the farm and save it from the rain. Edmond agrees to accompany Patou, Peepers the mouse, and Snipes the magpie. As they set off, the Grand Duke and the other owls plan to attack the farm. Later, Edmond, Patou, Peepers, and Snipes arrive in the city and learn that Chanticleer is now a popular rock and roll singer known as “The King.” Pinky, Chanticleer’s manager, is ordered by the Grand Duke to keep the rooster in the city. To do so, he arranges a romantic coupling between Chanticleer and Goldie, a pheasant showgirl. Later, Edmond and his friends sneak onto a backlot where Chanticleer and Goldie are filming a movie. When Edmond approaches Goldie, she reveals his whereabouts to Pinky and the farm animals are imprisoned. Feeling guilty, Goldie confesses to Chanticleer that his friends are in trouble. Chanticleer frees them with Goldie’s help, and they return to the farm as the owls attack. With all his might, Chanticleer crows and brings the sun back to the farm, driving the Grand Duke away. Edmond awakens by his mother in his bedroom. Realizing he is a human boy again, Edmond insists that Chanticleer the Rooster stopped the rain, but his mother insists it is only a story. +

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