Rock-a-Doodle is one of those classic early ‘90s Don Bluth films that’ll take your right back to your childhood. I am a fan of this movie, though my heart is forever with Fievel and Tiger. Still, you shouldn’t pass this movie up.
Chanticleer is the local hunk rooster. He sings every morning and raises the sun. One morning, he gets attacked and cannot sing, but the sun rises anyway. The other animals laugh at him, forcing him off the farm and into the city to find work. Since his departure, the sun has disappeared and the rain has come. Owls threaten to take over the farm unless Edmond, Patou, Peepers, and Snipes (a kitten, dog, mouse, and magpie) can find Chanticleer, bring him back to the farm, and raise the sun.
This was a perfect mix of fantasy, fairy tale, and rock ‘n roll. If you have kids, show them! Even if you don’t have kids, this gem is full of heart and great music.
You can check this movie out on Hoopla with your Batavia Public Library card!