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Rock Dog
Rock Dog 2016 Teaser Poster.jpg
Genre: Animated comedy
Photography: Color
Running Time: 80 Minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: February 24, 2017 (United States)
July 8, 2016 (China)
Directed by: Ash Brannon
Written by: N/A
Distributed by: Huayi Brothers (China)
Summit Entertainment (United States)
Starring: Luke Wilson
Eddie Izzard
J. K. Simmons
Lewis Black
Kenan Thompson
Mae Whitman
Jorge Garcia
Matt Dillon
Sam Elliott

Rock Dog (simplified Chinese: 摇滚藏獒; traditional Chinese: 搖滾藏獒; pinyin: Yáogǔn Zàng'áo literally "Rock and Roll Tibetan Mastiff") is a 2016 American-Chinese animated film.


When a radio falls from the sky into the heads of a wide-eyed Tibertan mastiff, he leaves home to fulfil his dream of becoming a musician, setting into the motion of completely unexpected events.

Bad Qualities

  1. Confusing plot.
  2. Terrible and unlikable characters.
  3. Some inappropriate moments in a family movie.
  4. This film is mean-spirited.
  5. Lots of animation errors.
  6. Awful editing.
  7. Much like Alvin and the Chipmunks, Bodi sings covers of songs that were popular in the 2010s which seem like rip-offs instead of original songs in the film.
  8. False advertising: On the film's American poster, Angus does not have his ears (though it is likely an error), and the cars are chasing Bodi and Angus, which doesn't happen in the film.
  9. Poor grasp of the source material.
  10. Laughable dialogue.

Good Qualities

  1. Decent animation.
  2. Amazing soundtrack.
  3. Some funny moments here and there.
  4. The voice acting is pretty good.
  5. The ending isn’t too bad.


  • John Cena and Ashton Kutcher were considered for the role of Bodi.
  • Several people were considered for the role of Angus Scattergood including Jack Black, Michael J. Fox, Russell Brand and Ricky Gervais.
  • Fleetwood Yak is named after the band Fleetwood Mac.
  • Angus Scattergood is named after Angus Young from the band AC/DC.
  • Angus' robot assistant is named Ozzy after rockstar Ozzy Osbourne.
  • Director Cameo - Ash Brannon as the voice of Ian, Angus' agent on the phone.
  • Keegan-Michael Key was considered for the role of Riff.
  • Ben Kingsley and Willem Defoe were considered for the role of Linnux.
  • Josh Gad was considered for the role of Germur.
  • Mindy Kaling was considered for the role of Darma.
  • Several actors were considered for the role of Khampa including Kevin Spacey and Bryan Cranston.
  • The official teaser trailer was released on April 20, 2016.
  • It is Eddie Izzard's fifth animated film, after The Wild, Igor, Cars 2 & The LEGO Batman MovieGMW.


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5 months ago
Score 0
I made my Vudu account yesterday and this was for free. I may watch at some point. :/


4 months ago
Score 0
I like this film.


4 months ago
Score 0
Me too.


3 months ago
Score -1
Love this film!!!!

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