For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog’s life has a simple aim: 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 and locks away all musical instruments. But when Khampa’s son Bodi (Luke Wilson) discovers a radio dropped by a passing aeroplane, and breaks into the store of instruments it takes just a few guitar chords 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.
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: he’ll be a ROCK DOG!
This really is a feel good family film – in Harriet's words: "It's amazing!" Adults will probably find it fairly predictable but it has charm. And the choice of voices is inspired.
There are some great laugh out loud moment as well as tender scenes of friendship and parental love. And it is a film which you'll be happy to watch again.
The DVD is released by Sky Cinema, Altitude and Timeless. Running Time: 90 minutes Cert: PG
PWT rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
Rock Dog [DVD] is available from Amazon.