Watch: Animated 'Rock Dog' Trailer Starring Luke Wilson as a Rock Dog
"You're not going to be a musician, Bodi, you're going to be a guard! Get used to it." Lionsgate has released a trailer for an animated movie called Rock Dog, which seemingly came out of nowhere. Luke Wilson voices Bodi, a Tibetan Mastiff who discovers it's his dream to become a musician when a radio falls out of the sky. The full voice cast includes Eddie Izzard, J.K. Simmons, Lewis Black, Kenan Thompson, Mae Whitman, Jorge Garcia, Matt Dillon and Sam Elliott as "Fleetwood Yak". This looks like one of those companions-to-another-movie-this-year, the other being Sing, even though I'm wondering if this one might actually be the better movie. There's some really weird things going on in this, but it looks enjoyable.
Here's the first official trailer (+ an old poster) for Ash Brannon's Rock Dog, direct from YouTube:
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. Rock Dog is directed by American filmmaker Ash Brannon, who started as a character designer and animator at Pixar before going on to co-direct Toy Story 2 and direct Surf's Up for Sony previously, earning an Oscar nomination. The screenplay is written by Ash Brannon and Kurt Voelker. This originally premiered at the Shanghai Film Festival and is playing at the London Film Festival next. Lionsgate will release Rock Dog in theaters starting February 24th, 2017 early next year. This looks very entertaining. What do you think?