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‘Rock Dog’ Trailer: Luke Wilson On A Mission To Make Music In Animated Family Film

Deadline logo Deadline 12/19/2016 Amanda N'Duka
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Lionsgate’s Summit Premiere released a new trailer to the upcoming animated comedy Rock Dogs, which features the voices of Luke Wilson, J.K. Simmons, and Eddie Izzard. Based on the Chinese graphic novel Tibetan Rock Dog by Chinese rockstar Zheng Jun, the film is directed by Ash Brannon, who co-wrote the script with Kurt Voelker.

Synopsis: For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog’s life has a simple riff: Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa (Simmons) forbids all music from the mountain. But when Khampa’s son Bodi (Wilson) discovers a radio dropped by a passing airplane, it takes just a few guitar licks 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, reclusive musician Angus Scattergood (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.

Lewis Black, Kenan Thompson, Mae Whitman, Jorge Garcia, Matt Dillon, and Sam Elliot also can be heard in the pic, out in theaters February 24.

Huayi Brothers Media Corp. and Mandoo Pictures produced the film in association with Huayi Tencent Entertainment Company, Eracme Entertainment, and Dream Factory Group.

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