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Rock Dog (2016)

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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.

Director:

Ash Brannon

Writers:

Ash Brannon (screenplay by), Kurt Voelker (screenplay by) | 9 more credits »
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Wilson ... Bodi (voice)
Eddie Izzard ... Angus Scattergood (voice)
J.K. Simmons ... Khampa (voice)
Lewis Black ... Linnux (voice)
Kenan Thompson ... Riff (voice)
Mae Whitman ... Darma (voice)
Jorge Garcia ... Germur (voice)
Matt Dillon ... Trey (voice)
Sam Elliott ... Fleetwood Yak (voice)
Will Finn ... Floyd / Carl (voice)
Ash Brannon Ash Brannon ... Ian (voice)
Liza Richardson ... Radio DJ (voice)
Julie Craig ... Additional Voices (voice)
Deng Feng Deng Feng ... Additional Voices (voice)
Kellen Goff ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

Teenage Tibetan Mastiff Bodi (Luke Wilson) is expected to be the next guard of the village of Snow Mountain, succeeding his father Khampa (J. K. Simmons), who years ago drove out a pack of gangster Grey wolves, led by the villainous Linnux (Lewis Black). Khampa has some local sheep disguised as Mastiffs to give the illusion the village has multiple guards to keep the wolves at bay, but Bodi has trouble perfecting his father's signature move the Iron Paw, which projects a powerful blast that can only happen if Bodi "finds the fire." Khampa has forbidden music in the village as it distracted Bodi from his duties when he was younger..

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Taglines:

Chase your dreams. Watch your tail See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

China | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tibetan Rock Dog See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,704,749, 26 February 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,404,922, 7 April 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,519,503, 20 March 2017
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The official teaser trailer was released on April 20, 2016. See more »

Goofs

Angus's best rock guitar is levitating in its case. See more »

Quotes

Darma: Bodi?
Bodi: Oh, hey, Darma.
Darma: Are you okay?
Bodi: Yeah, yeah. I've just been, uh, hanging out with Mr. Scattergood.
Darma: Whoa, whoa! Sorry. Back up. You've been hanging with rock legend, Angus Scattergood?
Bodi: Uh, yup!
Germur: Right on. Hanging with Angus.
Darma: He was not hanging.
Germur: Hangus with Angus!
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Crazy Credits

The movie's main title is shown at the end. It came from the Bodi's power of the guitar at the "Glorious" finale concert sequence. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: God's Not Dead 2 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Camptown Races
Composed by Vincent Blin, Unknown, Pierre Bonjour
Published by Kosinus APM
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A fun film for the family
6 September 2017 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a dog in a snowy mountain somewhere in Tibet. He has an aspiring dream to be a rock musician, but his military father does not approve of him pursuing his dreams.

"Rock Dog" is the second Chinese produced animation I watched recently. In this animation, there a lot of Chinese elements portrayed in it. The Chinese elements are mostly signs in Chinese, and the design of some of the characters. However, the film still feels Western because the whole idea of pursuing your dreams a quite a Western thing to do. the story is quite funny, and can be enjoyed by people of all ages. The moment when the door is opened by the wolves made me laugh! the music is good as well. I enjoyed watching it.


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