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Rock Dog (2016)

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When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events.

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Bodi (voice)
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Angus (voice)
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Khampa (voice)
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Linnux (voice)
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Riff (voice)
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Darma (voice)
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Germur (voice)
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Trey (voice)
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Fleetwood Yak (voice)
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Floyd / Carl (voice)
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Ian (voice)
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Radio DJ (voice)
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When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events.

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Chase your dreams. Watch your tail See more »


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Rated PG for action and language | See all certifications »

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24 February 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tibetan Rock Dog  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,704,749 (USA) (24 February 2017)

Gross:

$9,404,922 (USA) (7 April 2017)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Two of the stars had previously provided voices to a main character in the Avatar: The Last Airbender franchise. Mae Whitman, who does the voice of Darma, did the voice of Katara in Avatar: The Last Airbender and J.K. Simmons, who does the voice of Khampa, did the voice of Tenzin in its sequel series The Legend of Korra. See more »

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[From Trailer; Angus Scattergood has been locked out of his mansion and was trying to get back in, only to be electrified by the fence and slams into a sheet of glass before flopping down on the road]
Angus: [lying on his back] I am completely paralyzed except for my mouth.
[moves his arm and index finger]
Angus: I am completely paralyzed except for my mouth... and my finger!
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Crazy Credits

The movie's main title is shown at the end. It came from the Bodi's power of the guitar at the "Glorious" finale concert sequence. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: God's Not Dead 2 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Learn To Fly
Written by Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, and Nate Mendel
Published by MJ Twelve Music administered by Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing,
Universal Music Corp. on behalf of Living Under a Rock Music, and Flying Earform Music
Performed by Foo Fighters
Courtesy of RCA Records By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Published by Ochossi Music
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Tibetan Rock Dog Rocks...and Tibetan Rock Dogs ARE BUDDHIST!
19 March 2017 | by (Washington D.C.) – See all my reviews

The film is entertaining and has positive messages of compassion shown by the Tibetan characters -including to their enemies- the wolves, however, all references to Buddhism were removed in the film. Creator Zheng Jun's original artistic vision is in the manga comic entitled "Tibetan Rock Dog". It is sad to me that "Tibetan" was removed from the title as well. As Zheng Jun is credited for the story as well as an executive producer I imagine it must have been difficult to see the culturally censored version be what was shared with the globe. Despite these issues which deserve to see the light this is an important film. I hope it will foster awareness of the Chinese Government's atrocities committed against native Tibetans. These continue to this day with no end in sight nor adequate help coming from countries which are able. The film shows Tibetan architecture, Tibetan rug making and even Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags which simply appear as colored flags without any Tibetan script or Buddhist symbols. Edited for artistic or political reasons? I hope viewers will "find their fire" and demand Tibetan Rock Dogs everywhere to Rock out for Tibet like Ad Rock showed us how. Get Rocking with this Tbetan Buddhist Manjushri mantra: Om A Ra Pa Ca Na Dhih ( Sanskrit) Om Ara Pa Za Na Di (Tibetan).


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