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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.

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Ash Brannon

Writers:

Ash Brannon (screenplay by), Kurt Voelker (screenplay by) | 9 more credits »
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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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A new breed of rock star See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Two of the stars had previously provided voices to a main character in the Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005) franchise. Mae Whitman, who does the voice of Darma, did the voice of Katara in Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005) and J.K. Simmons, who does the voice of Khampa, did the voice of Tenzin in its sequel series The Legend of Korra (2012). 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 »


Soundtracks

Salute
Written by Adam Deitch
Performed by Lettuce
Published by Public Ear Publishing
Courtesy of Velour Recordings Inc.
By arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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User Reviews

 
Great Music-Themed Animated Family Film
21 May 2017 | by lindseyflaggSee all my reviews

I'm not really sure where all the negative reviews for this film are coming from. I am not the biggest animated film fan AT ALL, but I really found Rock Dog to be enjoyable. The music was fun (mostly thanks to Adam Friedman), the characters were funny and generally likable, the story was creative, AND my 2-year-old niece loved it. I do love music, so for me, an animated film about music was much appreciated. I highly recommend this one, especially for families. Not sure why others don't.


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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

Gross USA:

$9,420,546

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,157,646
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1.85 : 1
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