Rocking out with Rock Dog Review and Giveaway

Disclaimer: The Fandads were provided with a review copy of Rock Dog in exchange for a giveaway. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

I missed seeing Rock Dog when it was out in the theaters and was excited to get a copy to review with my family. The story is one that we have seen many times: the father has a set goal for his son. The son has his own dreams and goals and before long the son’s new talent comes in handy. Now why that may sound like a quick recap of the movie, there is so much more to it.

With any movie that comes out nowadays, I always see it from a parent’s perspective and that is what made me enjoy Rock Dog a little more than my children. As parents, we want our children to follow in our footsteps, but we also want them to find themselves in the world. Sometimes we, as parents, do not like like the goal or dream that our children have, but we have to let them experience things on their own and see what happens.

This is what happens with Bodi. While his father, voiced by J.K. Simmons, wants Bodi to be the protector of their village, Bodi wants to play music instead of standing guard for hours at a time in a fake guard suit. What ends up happening is Bodi leaving the village and trying to find Angus Scattergood. A musican who’s words have set him on a mission to become a famous rock star. During his voyage Bodi learns about friendship, betrayal and believing in himself.

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 May 9th 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).

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.

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. TheRock Dog Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $34.99 and $29.95, respectively.


  • “Finding the Fire: The Making of Rock Dog” Featurette 
  • “Mic Check: Casting the Voices” Featurette 
  • “A Rockin’ New World: Animating Rock Dog” Featurette 
  • “Rock Dog and Roll: Exploring the Music: Featurette “Glorious” Music Video 

Rock Dog is a fun family movie with a cool soundtrack that will have you dancing along as you watch Bodi and Angus rock out. If you want your own copy of Rock Dog, tell us in the comments what song you would rock out to with your children to win a copy of the movie. A winner will be announced next Tuesday May 30th.  In the meantime enjoy the activity sheet above and get ready to have fun with Rock Dog. 
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