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Rock Out with an All-Star Cast in this Laugh-Out-Loud Musical Family Adventure on Digital HD NOW and Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand May 23

From Academy Award®-nominated writer-director Ash Brannon (Best Animated Feature Film, Surf’s Up, 2007) comes the heartwarming and hilarious family film Rock Dog, on Digital HD NOW and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand May 23rd from Lionsgate. The music-filled adventure about a dog’s quest to fulfill his dream features an all-star cast, including J.K. Simmons (Zootopia), Luke Wilson (Old School), Eddie Izzard (Cars 2), Lewis Black (Inside Out), and Kenan Thompson (The Smurfs 2).



The theme of Rock Dog is simple, “You get what you give.” Bodi’s dilemma is this, how does her chase his own dream and also fulfill his responsibilities to his family and to the entire community. This is something adults are faced with all the time and a great lesson for kids to see as they are entering different phases of their lives. 


I have two daughters who are musicians, young violinists, and this movie, Rock Dog, really "plucked a string for them"! They love anything and everything to do with music and they totally understand the desire to play music and be around music all the time. Believe me, they would rather play their violins than school any day of the week. And why wouldn't they, music is all about joyfulness.


Rock Dog really boils down to a single simple message . . .  “One must pursue a dream with all their heart. But there is always something more important than a dream and that is love and loyalty.” Because if you are only playing music for yourself, where is the joy if you can't share it with others?


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.


For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog’s life has a simple riff: Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux (Lewis Black) and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa (J.K. Simmons) forbids all music from the mountain. But when Khampa’s son Bodi (Luke Wilson) discovers a radio dropped by a passing airplane, it takes just a few guitar licks for his fate to be sealed: Bodi wants to be a rock ‘n’ roll star. Yet that means defying his father’s wishes, heading to the city, and locating the legendary – and reclusive – musician Angus Scattergood (Eddie Izzard), who needs to write a new song and fast.

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If Bodi can put a band together, help Angus with his song, and defeat the wolves’ plot to take Snow Mountain, his life will be in tune. Bodi will become what he’s always dreamed of being: More than a dog…more than a Rock god…he’ll be a ROCK DOG! Rock Dog is a fun adventure with great music, OUT ON DVD May 23 and AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD NOW

A film the whole family will want to jam to, the Rock Dog home entertainment release includes four behind-the-scenes featurettes looking at the making of every part of the film from voice recording, to animation, to music, as well as the “Glorious” music video. The Rock Dog Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $34.99 and $29.95, respectively.


"Camptown Races"
"Leave Your Light On”
"Mariachi De Amigos"
"VII Babies"
"Una Voce Poca Fa (B)”
"Feux Follets - Opensound Vintage"
"Shout It Out"
"That's the Way That I Like It"
"Learn To Fly"
"No Surprises"
"Seven Trumpets"

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