When the sun rises one morning without Chanticleer's crow, he leaves the farm in disgrace and runs off to become a rock 'n' roll singer. I was bummed that all dvd's were blurry full screen prints. The rooster Chanticleer Glen Campbell is the strutting king of the barnyard whose singing wakes up the sun every day. Note : This Blu-ray was sent to us for review. The film itself is a good natured, innocent kids film that I feel should be viewed at least once by every child today. It would have made more sense to have Chanticleer be an integral part of the farm community but be lured away to the Big City by an evil owl with an agenda of his own. I keep having to say no.
I keep having to say no. The second comes later in the film when we see that Chanticleer has achieved Elvis-like stardom in the city but is still willing to return to the barnyard that bit him on the ego, as if nothing had happened. I just noticed that on Amazon it still shows currently unavailable :- anybody have any insight or confirmation that this is still coming? Animation Chanticleer is a foolhardy farm rooster who believes his crows can actually make the sun come up and shine. Maybe it was the slight fantasy adventure that took place, or the slight struggle that the characters go through as they try to get Chanticleer to return to the farm with a slight hint towards the average day to day life struggles , this movie is one that I will probably love for the rest of my life. While the audio track is not nearly as immersive as it could have been, it was really nicely done and offered a clean and clear audible experience for my wife and I. While maintaining that aged display, the colors looked significantly cleaner, and animation lines much, much sharper, this release is definitely one to be had, especially if you grew up with this movie. How many people do you know of who would go back to a simple life after becoming a star? I am very excited to get a widescreen bluray of this.
Directed by Don Bluth and written by David N. My wife loves that one and has been asking if it is out on bluray yet. She really likes Rock a Doodle and will be thrilled to finally own it Nah, I definitely see that one coming through Shout!. It was a big hit back in the day, and even though it's not as popular now its got a bigger fan base than Rock-a-Doodle. With it not only having a much cleaner visual display, despite the additional work that went into making this movie available on Blu-ray, the folks over at Olive Films were able to maintain that sense of originality that this movie had when it first came out in the early 90s. Instead, that simple fable-style story that, without a sound premise, devolves into breakneck action of the Saturday morning cartoon variety. As for the rest of the premise, it certainly had promise, as a rollicking opening sequence and song prove.
Within that case is the standard Blu-ray copy of the film. The film takes place in the 1950s, where an anthropomorphic rooster named Chanticleer whose special crow literally causes the sun to rise every morning had left the farm to become a rock star in the city. I will say this, though. Without him, rain continues to pour non-stop, causing a massive flood all over the country. That story and opening musical number have all the charm that fables usually provide, and had Bluth stayed with a simpler fabulistic fabric he might have had something. When the barnyard sees the sun come up despite the lack of a song, they start ridiculing Chanticleer and calling him a fake.
Weiss, Rock-a-Doodle is an Irish, British, and American venture that was produced by Sullivan Bluth Studios and Goldcrest Films. The film features the voices of Glen Campbell, Christopher Plummer, Phil Harris in his final role before his retirement and death , Charles Nelson Reilly, Sorrel Brooke, Sandy Duncan, Eddie Deezen, Ellen Greene, and Toby Scott Granger in his film debut. And that agenda could have been to take over the barnyard. . I wonder what Olive choose to lose with Blu-ray this time! But in his absence, a sinister, sunshine-hating owl prepares to take over. She really likes Rock a Doodle and will be thrilled to finally own it Hopefully Olive Films can license Care Bears Movie.
I really hope this doesn't turn out to be one of their releases that looks like it's going to come out on schedule, and then two weeks after release date you find out that the rights are Tangled and it's no longer coming out. Instead, he offers a villain whose motives and actions are just a little fuzzy. As a result, the king of the barnyard leaves the barnyard for the big city, where he becomes the King—an obvious, clever and fun animated version of Elvis Presley. This has not affected our judgement or editorial process in any way. After Chanticleer leaves, the Grand Duke puts a spell over the farmyard to make it always dark. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this process.
According to Wiki, their live actions were shot in widescreen, while animations were done in open-matte full frame. The evil Grand Duke of Owls and his birds-of-prey henchmen take over in the darkness. The film was released in the United Kingdom on August 2, 1991, and in the United States on April 3, 1992. My wife loves that one and has been asking if it is out on bluray yet. I wonder how Olive will do with the aspect ratio. There is no slipcover provided with this release.
The overall visual and audible presentation of this Blu-ray release was much cleaner than the earlier releases of the film, and you can tell that Olive Films put a lot of great work into making this release available. Especially if you have children of your own or even if you grew up with it, this is one great addition for your personal library. Hopefully Olive Films can license Care Bears Movie. . .