In Don Bluth's ROCK-A-DOODLE, Chanticleer (Glen Campbell) is a golden-tonsilled rooster who misses the arrival of the sun one morning and leaves the farm in disgrace to make his name in the big city. This entertaining children's film is a story-within-a-story: ROCK-A-DOODLE is actually a beloved book owned by Edmond (Tony Scott Ganger), a little farm boy whose parents are desperately trying to save the family farm from an impending flood begun, according to Edmond's book, by the wicked Grand Duke of Owls (Christopher Plummer). When Edmond tries to evoke Chanticleer to bring the sun back, the duke turns him into a kitten, transporting him into the animated world of the rooster and the other animals from his book. Thus begins a colorful journey filled with songs and adventure.
"...Dazzling visual flair....Plummer is in particularly fine form..."
Sight and Sound - Mark Kermode (08/01/1991)