Did you and your family make it to the theatre to see Rock Dog? If not, you will soon get your chance to watch it in the comfort of your very own!! Rock Dog will be heading to Digital HD May 9th and On Demand, DVD, and Blu-ray on May 23rd! We missed seeing this in the theatre as our family spent pretty much from Thanksgiving until March sick. We kept passing it around so we tried to stay at home as much as possible. I can’t wait to see this movie with my family! Three of my favorite actors are in this movie! J.K. Simmons, Luke Wilson and Sam Elliott!!
Rock Dog is directed by Academy Award®-nominated writer-director Ash Brannon (Best Animated Feature Film, Surf’s Up, 2007)! I am loving that this music-filled adventure stars J.K. Simmons, Luke Wilson, Sam Elliott, and Matt Dillion plus Eddie Izzard, Lewis Black and Kenan Thompson!
Now familiar with the movie? Here is a brief synopsis (no spoilers):
For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog’s life has a simple riff: Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux (Lewis Black) and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa (J.K. Simmons) forbids all music from the mountain. But when Khampa’s son Bodi (Luke Wilson) discovers a radio dropped by a passing airplane, it takes just a few guitar licks for his fate to be sealed: Bodi wants to be a rock ‘n’ roll star. Yet that means defying his father’s wishes, heading to the city, and locating the legendary – and reclusive – musician Angus Scattergood (Eddie Izzard), who needs to write a new song and fast.
If Bodi can put a band together, help Angus with his song, and defeat the wolves’ plot to take Snow Mountain, his life will be in tune. Bodi will become what he’s always dreamed of being: More than a dog…more than a Rock God…he’ll be a ROCK DOG!
Here are some special features included with the purchase of Rock Dog!
- “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
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Rating: PG for action and language
U.S. Release Date: February 24, 2017 (In Theaters)
Run Time: 90 minutes
Cast: J.K. Simmons, Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, Lewis Black, Kenan Thompson, Mae Whitman, Jorge Garcia with Matt Dillon and Sam Elliott as Fleetwood
Directed by: Ash Brannon
Screenplay by: Ash Brannon and Kurt Voelker
Story by: Ash Brannon and Zheng Jun
Based on ‘Tibetan Rock Dog’ by: Zheng Jun
Produced by: Amber Wang, Joyce Lou, David B. Miller, Rob Feng, Zheng Jun