History WesternAnimation / RockADoodle

17th Sep '17 2:16:51 PM Malady
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* FreezeFrameBonus: During the scene where The Duke is yelling at Hunch about how he'll give him one last chance and Hunch is morphing from the effects of his breath, he turns into [[ATrollInCentralPark Stanley the troll]] in one frame.

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* FreezeFrameBonus: During the scene where The Duke is yelling at Hunch about how he'll give him one last chance and Hunch is morphing from the effects of his breath, he turns into [[ATrollInCentralPark [[WesternAnimation/ATrollInCentralPark Stanley the troll]] in one frame.
13th Sep '17 6:10:56 AM tropower
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* InformedFlaw: According to Peepers, Edmund is supposedly either a "fraidy cat" a "scaredy cat" (she uses both), yet throughout the film he's never shown letting his fear get the best of him, if he's ever shown to be afraid at all. Yet, [[spoiler: Edmund's JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind is depicted as him finally overcoming his FatalFlaw of fear... even though he never let his fear control him before.]]

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* InformedFlaw: According to Peepers, Edmund is supposedly either a "fraidy cat" or a "scaredy cat" (she uses both), yet throughout the film he's never shown letting his fear get the best of him, if he's ever shown to be afraid at all. Yet, [[spoiler: Edmund's JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind is depicted as him finally overcoming his FatalFlaw of fear... even though he never let his fear control him before.]]



-->'''Patou''': You're right, son. We've done wrong, and that's why we're searching for the city. We've got to find CHanti, and apologize.

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-->'''Patou''': You're right, son. We've done wrong, and that's why we're searching for the city. We've got to find CHanti, Chanti, and apologize.
13th Aug '17 11:33:43 AM tropower
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-->'''Pinky''': That's ''showbiz''.

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-->'''Pinky''': That's ''showbiz''. [[note]][[BigWordShout MAKEUP]]!![[/note]]



* CoversAlwaysLie: The back of the original VHS cover mentions "Rock-a-Doodle" had a "rollicking" run in theaters. Suuuuure....



** The fact that he's voiced by [[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard Boss Hogg]] himself dials this trope UpToEleven!

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** The fact that he's voiced by [[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard Sorrell Booke ([[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard Boss Hogg]] Hogg]]) himself dials this trope UpToEleven!



* FixItInPost: Almost all of the songs are completely covered up by narration and dialog, leaving it as muffled quiet background noise. It was becasue it simply didn't make enough scenes for proper exposition and speech isn't clear, and the narration was added after test-screening the film.

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* FixItInPost: Almost all of the songs are completely covered up by narration and dialog, leaving it as muffled quiet background noise. It was becasue because it simply didn't make enough scenes for proper exposition and speech isn't clear, and the narration was added after test-screening the film.



** Right after being turned into a cat, Edmund is afraid of Patou (a dog), licks himself and almost tries to eat Peepers (a mouse). Then hangs a lampshade on it by saying, in a grossed out voice, "I almost ate a mouse!" (He also comments on licking himself!)

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** Right after being turned into a cat, Edmund is afraid of Patou (a dog), licks himself and almost tries to eat Peepers (a mouse). Then hangs a lampshade on it by saying, in a grossed out voice, "I almost ate a mouse!" mouse! I must be crazy!" (He also comments on licking himself!)



* InformedFlaw: Edmund is supposedly a "scardy cat," yet throughout the film he's never shown letting his fear get the best of him, if he's ever shown to be afraid at all. Yet, [[spoiler: Edmund's JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind is depicted as him finally overcoming his FatalFlaw of fear... even though he never let his fear control him before.]]

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* InformedFlaw: According to Peepers, Edmund is supposedly either a "scardy cat," "fraidy cat" a "scaredy cat" (she uses both), yet throughout the film he's never shown letting his fear get the best of him, if he's ever shown to be afraid at all. Yet, [[spoiler: Edmund's JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind is depicted as him finally overcoming his FatalFlaw of fear... even though he never let his fear control him before.]]



* KarmicTransformation: Not exactly. Edmund, a "scaredy-''cat''", gets turned into a ''cat'' by the Duke. This was actually so that the Duke could eat him for trying to call back Chanticleer ("Kittens are more digestible", apparently) but it's quite ironic.

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* KarmicTransformation: Not exactly. Edmund, a "scaredy-''cat''", "scaredy-''cat''"[[note]]Peepers also calls him a "fraidy cat".[[/note]], gets turned into a ''cat'' by the Duke. This was actually so that the Duke could eat him for trying to call back Chanticleer ("Kittens are more digestible", apparently) but it's quite ironic.



* MrExposition: Patou the dog doubles as the narrator, who [[PunctuatedForEmphasis explains. Every. Single. Thing. That. Goes. On. In the movie.]] Except for the ''really'' weird things, which you'd think would have demanded further explanation.

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* MrExposition: Patou the dog doubles as the narrator, who [[PunctuatedForEmphasis explains. Every. Single. Thing. That. Goes. On. In seems to explain everything that goes on in the movie.]] Except movie, except for the ''really'' weird things, which you'd one would think would have demanded further explanation.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: The entire farm's reaction when they realize, oh shit, Chanticleer's crowing really ''does'' bring up the son, and by laughing him off the farm they royally fucked themselves.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: The entire farm's reaction when they realize, oh shit, realize that, yes, Chanticleer's crowing really ''does'' bring up the son, sun, and by laughing him off the farm they royally fucked themselves.messed up.
-->'''Edmond''': Then the story's true. You all laughed at him, and he ran away
-->'''Patou''': You're right, son. We've done wrong, and that's why we're searching for the city. We've got to find CHanti, and apologize.
-->'''First chick''': So he'll forgive us.
-->'''Second chick''': Come home.
-->'''All four chicks''': And raise the sun.



* NoEnding: The film fades to credits while still in the middle of Chanticleer's final song.



** [[AllThereInTheManual According to]] ''The Animated Movie Guide'', the rabbit's name is Minnie.

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** [[AllThereInTheManual According to]] ''The Animated Movie Guide'', Guide'' (as well as the movie's credits, the rabbit's name is Minnie.[[note]]Named for Minnie Pearl, because of her hat.[[/note]]



* NotMyDriver: An odd variation. [[spoiler:When Edmond and his friends fall from a tower, they're caught in a helicopter belonging to one of Pinky's minions. Pinky witnesses this and ecstatically orders for the minion to bring them back - only for him to realize that said minion is right behind him. Cut to Peepers in the helicopter cockpit, wondering to herself: "Murray? Who's Murray?"]]

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* NotMyDriver: An odd variation. [[spoiler:When Edmond and his friends fall from a water tower, they're caught in a helicopter belonging to one of Pinky's minions. Pinky witnesses this and ecstatically orders for the minion to bring them back - only for him to realize that said minion is right behind him. Cut to Peepers in the helicopter cockpit, wondering to herself: "Murray? Who's Murray?"]]



* RogerRabbitEffect: The transitions between the Live-Action and Animated segments. The effects are pretty embarrassing in the wake of ''Roger Rabbit'' though.

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* RogerRabbitEffect: The transitions between the Live-Action and Animated segments. The effects are pretty embarrassing in the wake of ''Roger Rabbit'' though.



-->'''Snipes:''' Girls! They think they know everything. Why don't you run along home, be a good house wife, make cheese?\\

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-->'''Snipes:''' Girls! They think they know everything. Why don't you run along home, be a good house wife, [[Pun mouse-wife]], make cheese?\\



* ViewersAreMorons: Pateau's narration explains '''everything''', including plot points the characters already talked to death and scenes the viewer is watching at that very moment and thus can deduce for themselves. Sadly TruthInTelevision, as apparently test audiences were confused on what was going on in test screenings, so they added Pateau's narration to make everything as clear as possible, to the film's detriment.

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* ViewersAreMorons: Pateau's narration explains '''everything''', seems to explain everything, including plot points the characters already talked to death and scenes the viewer is watching at that very moment and thus can deduce for themselves. Sadly TruthInTelevision, as apparently Apparently test audiences were confused on what was going on in test screenings, so they added Pateau's narration to make everything as clear as possible, to the film's detriment.possible.



-->'''Pinky:''' The King is gone! And I'm '''RUINED'''! ''(Sobs pathetically)''

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-->'''Pinky:''' The King is King! He's gone! And I'm '''RUINED'''! ''(Sobs pathetically)''
13th Aug '17 11:01:47 AM tropower
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Although the film runs in the exact opposite direction of everything Don Bluth stood for (including purposefully toning down anything truly scary), the film at least includes the very pretty character and effects animation that Bluth is well known for -- as well as quite a ''lot'' of his characteristic weirdness. A few folks even have warm nostalgia for the utter randomness and weird characters. And after all, the whole movie is ''supposed'' to be [[DerangedAnimation a sick kid's fever dream...]]

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Although the film runs in the exact opposite direction of everything Don Bluth stood for (including purposefully toning down anything truly scary), the film at least includes the very pretty character and effects animation that Bluth is well known for -- as well as quite a ''lot'' of his characteristic weirdness. A few folks even have warm nostalgia for the utter randomness and weird characters. And after all, the whole movie is ''supposed'' to be [[DerangedAnimation all just a sick kid's fever [[AllJustADream dream...]]
]][[note]]It does, however, end up turning out to be real.[[/note]]



* {{Animorphism}}: Edmond is turned into a kitten by the Grand Duke, because FurriesAreEasierToDraw. And (thanks to his little-kid intonation) it sounds like he even calls himself a [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furry]].

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* {{Animorphism}}: Edmond is turned into a kitten by the Grand Duke, because FurriesAreEasierToDraw. And (thanks to his little-kid intonation) it sounds like he even calls himself a [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furry]].
24th Jun '17 7:13:45 PM nombretomado
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** The fact that he's voiced by [[DukesOfHazzard Boss Hogg]] himself dials this trope UpToEleven!

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** The fact that he's voiced by [[DukesOfHazzard [[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard Boss Hogg]] himself dials this trope UpToEleven!
28th May '17 4:01:04 PM rmctagg09
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* NiceDayDeadlyNight: The FunnyAnimal characters in ''Rock-A-Doodle'' can go about their business every day because the rooster Chanticleer's crowing summons the sun every morning. That is, until TheVillain's EvilPlan creates a BreakTheCutie moment for TheHero, who ends up sidelined by TheDragon. Under the Duke's sustained nightfall, the small farm animals become easy prey for the Grand Duke and his {{mooks}}.
5th Apr '17 11:37:38 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* VillainousBreakdown: Pinky undergoes one when he sees that Edmund and the gang have escaped with Chanticleer, his primary cash cow, if you will.
-->'''Pinky:''' The King is gone! And I'm '''RUINED'''! ''(Sobs pathetically)''
5th Apr '17 11:24:44 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* NoEnding: The film fades to credits while still in the middle of Chanticleer's final song.
24th Jan '17 12:11:50 AM Syrenia
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* FreezeFrameBonus: During the scene where The Duke is yelling at Hunch about how he'll give him one last chance and Hunch is morphing from the effects of his breath, he turns into [[ATrollInCentralPark Stanley the troll]] in one frame.
7th Nov '16 6:10:23 AM Give1Take2
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In this version, Chanticleer is an [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed affectionate caricature of Elvis Presley]]. After learning his singing doesn't have any effect on the weather, he runs away to seek his fortune as a rich rock star. Wouldn't you know it, Chanticleer ''does'' control the weather, so his friends run after him to try and convince him to come home and save the farm from flooding. [[note]]It wasn't necessarily the ''WEATHER'' Chanticleer controlled, but rather [[spoiler:the sunrise. Without his crowing every morning, the sun would never rise.]][[/note]] Fortunately, [[CelebrityIsOverrated Chanticleer is disillusioned with his fame and fortune and fandom]], and agrees to return to the farm and save the day--unless his manager Pinky the fox (secretly in league with the [[BigBad Grand Duke]], an evil wizard owl who hates the sun and wants it to rain forever) has anything to say about it.

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In this version, Chanticleer is an [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed affectionate caricature of Elvis Presley]]. After learning his singing doesn't have any effect on raise the weather, sun, he runs away to seek his fortune as look for work in the city, and becomes a rich famous rock star. Wouldn't you know it, Chanticleer ''does'' control raise the weather, sun, so his friends run after him to try and convince him to come home and save the farm from flooding. [[note]]It wasn't necessarily the ''WEATHER'' Chanticleer controlled, but rather [[spoiler:the sunrise. Without his crowing every morning, the sun would never rise.]][[/note]] Fortunately, [[CelebrityIsOverrated Chanticleer is disillusioned with his fame and fortune and fandom]], and agrees to return to the farm and save the day--unless his manager Pinky the fox (secretly in league with the [[BigBad Grand Duke]], an evil wizard owl who hates the sun and wants it to rain forever) has anything to say about it.



* InformedFlaw: Edmund is supposedly a "scardy cat," yet throughout the film he's never shown letting his fear get the best of him, if he's ever shown to be afraid at all. Yet, [[spoiler: Edmund's JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind is depicted as him finally overcoming his FatalFlaw of fear... even though he never let his fear control him before.]]



* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: Edmund [[spoiler:during Peepers' DisneyDeath]].



* LightIsGood / DarkIsEvil

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* LightIsGood / DarkIsEvilDarkIsEvil: Contrary to Don Bluth's [[DarkIsNotEvil usual M.O.]]


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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: The entire farm's reaction when they realize, oh shit, Chanticleer's crowing really ''does'' bring up the son, and by laughing him off the farm they royally fucked themselves.


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* SomewhereAnOrnithologistIsCrying: Owls hate the rain as much as any barn animal. Among other reasons, they are ''not'' aquatic birds; their feathers get soaked, rendering them incapable of flight, like most birds of prey. They also prefer things dark and ''dry,'' so the slightest snap of a twig or crunch of leaves can alert their fantastic hearing to far-away prey.
* SpeechImpediment: Averted with Peepers. She has a lisp, but it doesn't prevent her from being understood, nor from being the generally smartest, bravest, and most competent member of the group. She isn't even shamed when Snipes tries to make fun of her for it, as she considers her lisp something that makes her more special, not less. [[ElmuhFuddSyndwome Edmund? Not so much...]]


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* StayInTheKitchen: Snipes' view of Peepers, much to her annoyance.
-->'''Snipes:''' Girls! They think they know everything. Why don't you run along home, be a good house wife, make cheese?\\
'''Peepers:''' Snipes, you think you're ssso sssuperior!


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* ViewersAreMorons: Pateau's narration explains '''everything''', including plot points the characters already talked to death and scenes the viewer is watching at that very moment and thus can deduce for themselves. Sadly TruthInTelevision, as apparently test audiences were confused on what was going on in test screenings, so they added Pateau's narration to make everything as clear as possible, to the film's detriment.


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* WellDoneSonGuy: "Uncle Dukie" to Hunch, very much so. See PunchClockVillain, above.
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