Movie of the Week | Rock A Doodle
Grand Duke: No… it’s not Chanticleer.
Edmond: Who-who are you?
Grand Duke: You put your finger in the Duke’s face, remember? These are expensive, you little brat!
[throws his broken monocle on the floor]
Grand Duke: But that is not why the Duke is going to eat you.
Edmond: Eat me?
Grand Duke: Oh, dear. Now I’ve gone and spoiled the surprise. Always doing that. But you see, we creatures of the night have worked very hard to make absolutely sure that that bird does not return. And you… you, with no regard for the feelings of others, have the nerve to call him back here by name. And besides, I positively loathe rock ‘n’ roll.
Edmond: You’re not gonna eat me!
Patou: [narrating] And that’s when the Duke hit the ceiling.
[the Duke literally hits the ceiling]
Patou: If Edmond wanted to bring Chanticleer back to raise the sun, the Duke was going to have something to say about it.
Grand Duke: Kittens are more digestible.
Patou: [narrating] Young Edmond was about to have the most amazing adventure he’d ever dreamed of.
First off, let me just say that I love almost everything by Don Bluth. I think he is a master of film and storytelling, and all of his movies are brilliant. And this move is no different.
This is a movie that everyone will love - unless they dislike cute kids turning into kittens and saving their friends and family. And singing roosters that remind one of Elvis. In which case, those people may not like this movie. But that’s okay, I’m sure I can find them their own movie to like.
Anyway, this movie is absolutely brilliant! It has a cute kid saving his friends and family, a smart girl standing up to a sexist jerk, a dog that can’t tie his shoes, an Elvis rooster, and an evil owl! What isn’t there to like about this movie?
In short, if you haven’t seen this movie, you should. And if you have seen it? Watch it again! It holds up well, and is always worth a rewatch!