Rock Dog, a Sino-US 3D animated movie was launched in China July 8, and followed up with Hollywood’s big screen this week before its global release.
The film is based on a Chinese graphic novel called Tibetan Rock Dog which is about “a Tibetan Mastiff who dreams of being a rock star against the wishes of his father, who wants him to follow in his footsteps as a guard dog.”
“Leaving home to chase his destiny in the big city, Bodi attracts the attention of Khampa’s nemesis, Linnux. Leader of a hungry wolf pack, Linnux believes that Bodi is his ticket back into the village and closer to delicious sheep. It is up to Bodi to save his family and friends from harm without giving up his newfound dream.”
Chinese rock star Zheng Jun is the writer of this amazing comic book [now a movie] helmed by Toy Story 2 director Ash Brannon.
Renowned Chinese director Feng Xiaogang, rock star Zheng Jun, and also Chinese comedy superstar Guo Degang are part of the voice cast.
The English version is led by Luke Wilson and J.K. Simmons.
The film, which cost 50 million dollars and 6 years of production, is the first original Chinese animation to be introduced into Hollywood.