• Rock Dog (2017)

Rock Dog

Release Date: February 24th, 2017

DVD Release Date: May 23rd, 2017

PG |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

For the Tibetan mastiffs on Snow Mountain, a dog's life has a simple riff -- guard a peaceful village of sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, mastiff leader Khampa forbids all music. However, when his son Bodi discovers a radio that fell from the sky, it takes just a few guitar licks for the lad's fate to be sealed. Wanting to be a rock 'n' roll star, Bodi heads to the city to locate Angus Scattergood, a legendary musician who needs to write a new song.

Cast: Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, J.K. Simmons, Lewis Black, Kenan Thompson, Mae Whitman, Jorge Garcia, Matt Dillon

Director: Ash Brannon

Genres: Animated , Comedy , Children , Adventure , Music

Production Co: Mandoo Pictures, Eracme Entertainment, Dream Factory Group, Huayi Tencent Entertainment Company, Huayi Brothers Media Corp.

Distributors: Summit Premiere

Keywords: Pursuit, Father, Heartwarming, Moving, Growing up

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Tom RussoBoston Globe

    Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, director Ash Brannon (“Surf’s Up”), and crew combine these ingredients into something that’s uniquely likable, and even unique-looking at times. show more

  • 40
    Robert AbeleTheWrap

    Rock Dog stays firmly in the realm of the pleasant but unremarkable, an air-guitar effort when a stab at virtuosity might have yielded something more memorable. show more

  • 40
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Buried beneath all the increasingly tired visual gags and well-worn character conventions is a workable message about following one’s muse, but director Ash Brannon, a Pixar veteran, along with at least eight other writers, seem content simply to lay down the same old licks. show more

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