Synopsis: Edmund is a boy whose favorite story of Chanticleer, a rooster whose singing makes the sun rise every morning until the Grand Duke of Owls, whose kind despises the bright sun, makes him look like a fraud. With Chanticleer driven from his farm, the owls put it under a spell of perpetual darkness and rain. As Edmund's own farm floods, he calls to Chanticleer, only to summon the Duke himself who transforms him into a kitten to devour him. Rescued by Chanticleer's former friends Patou the hound, Snipes the magpie and Peepers the mouse, they go on an adventure to the city where the rooster had gone and became a great singing rock star!
Director(s): Don Bluth, Gary Goldman (co-director), Dan Kuenster (co-director)
Production: MGM
Rotten Tomatoes:
77 min

we're all gonna go

floatin' down the river.

- [Patou] This is my

favorite part of the story.

His name is Edmond, of course

he didn't look quite like

this when I first met him.

Anyhow, we weren't the only

folks having our troubles.

Poor Edmond's family was

having their share too.

- [Father] The river's widened too fast,

we gotta reinforce the sandbags.

- [Mother] Oh, you think that'll work?

- [Father] We'll make it work.

I'll get the boys.

- Me too!

- You stop right there.

- Aw Mom, I'm one of the boys.

- He meant the big boys.

- I'm big enough.

- Not yet you're not, darling.

- [Radio] The U.S. Weather

Bureau is expecting

yet another--


Downpour in the areas worst

hit by this week's flooding.

- [Older Boy] Dad, Mom, come on,

bring the stuff around to the front.

- [Radio] Governor Dale declared

a state of national emergency--

- Come on, guys, move it.

I need some help, we've

gotta get the animals inside.

- [Patou] So while Scott and Mark

got to help protect the

house against the flood,

poor Edmond was left behind where

he'd be safe and out of trouble.

- It's my house too, I wanna help.

- Well then, pray for the rain

to stop, and that'll help.

- [Father] Dory, I can't

find the flashlight!

- Coming!

Now you stay here where

it's safe, pumpkin.

I'm gonna help your father

and I'll be right back.

- [Older Boy] Come on, dad.

- [Father] Great, let's go!

- Hey Dad, they said on the radio

the National Guard might come.

- I am too a big boy.

"And without a reason to crow,

Chanticleer left the farm.

"Then came the rain."


- Mom, here!

- How is she, Frank?

- Just start the truck, she'll be okay.

Hey, hey!

- I know what we need here.

We need Chanticleer.


(water rushing)


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David N. Weiss

David Nathan Weiss (born 1960) is an American writer, lecturer and labor leader. He is a screenwriter of films, including All Dogs go to Heaven, The Rugrats Movie, Shrek 2, Clockstoppers, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, and The Smurfs and has also written for television shows such as Mission Hill, all of which were co-written with his writing partner, J. David Stem. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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