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Rover Dangerfield [VHS] (1991)

Rodney Dangerfield , Ronnie Schell , James L. George , Bob Seeley  |  G |  VHS Tape
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Rodney Dangerfield, Ronnie Schell, Ned von Leuck, Burton Sharp, Dennis Blair
  • Directors: James L. George, Bob Seeley
  • Writers: Rodney Dangerfield, Harold Ramis, Jeff Schimmel
  • Producers: Rodney Dangerfield
  • Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • VHS Release Date: September 10, 1996
  • Run Time: 74 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6302275989
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,031,145 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Format:VHS Tape
Six years since I reviewed the VHS version and it is finally available on DVD. However, this release became bittersweet when I read, "This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. This product is expected to play back in DVD Video "play only" devices, and may not play in other DVD devices, including recorders and PC drives." Since I play animation on my computer while I work, I will hold off on purchasing this DVD version until my VHS tape breaks/becomes unplayable. In the meantime I will continue waiting for a high-end pressing.

July 4, 2006

ROVER DANGERFIELD is a very entertaining and well animated feature. However, even with a 'G' rating I do believe that some scenes may not be family-friendly. The quality of animation is top-notch. The character design is outstanding - especially the turkey, hen and rooster (their scenes are BRILLIANT) - and, most of all, Rover himself. The backgrounds are beautiful and the layouts are terrific. Honorable mention goes to the excellent 3D intro.

The story, with its fine mix of comedy, adventure, and romance, can be enjoyed by a wide age range. Although the city-slicker-among-country-bumpkins plot has been done before, ROVER DANGERFIELD has enough of its own twists and charm to keep it entertaining. The lessons taught (take responsibility for your actions/think of others, not just of yourself) give the movie a solid theme. Most scenes are very funny, however, Rover/Rodney's humor is needed in a couple more of scenes to keep things lively. The script also needed some trimming here and there, as too much unnecessary dialogue tends to make some scenes drag. More of the storytelling could have been left to the obviously talented story artists and animators. In this case, action does speak louder than words..

Being a movie that can be enjoyed over and over again, here's hoping ROVER DANGERFIELD gets the respect it deserves and makes its DVD debut very soon.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly a family fun movie July 15, 2000
Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
I don't often (well, never) write reviews but Rover Dangerfield is one that deserves a five star rating for family fun. The kids loved watching Rover and really enjoyed singing along with "I'll Never Do It on a Christmas tree". I strongly disagree with Leonard Maltin's assertion that the film "film wavers uneasily between adult and juvenile appeal". My kids never asked, or needed to, one of those "what's a ----- Daddy". It was just a fun movie for all.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rover October 26, 2003
Format:VHS Tape
It's the best (animated) movie I've ever seen.I saw it for the first time 11 years ago - when I was 7 years old. Great story about dog who got lost and found love...I like it and I would give my life if I could see Rover on DVD.
Sorry about my possibly incorrect English but I come from Czech Republic.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulously Animated, Forgotten Gem May 4, 2008
Format:VHS Tape
Rodney Dangerfield was right: "I get no respect." And neither has his brainchild, Rover Dangerfield, a visual treat of an animated movie. Both thought up, written and produced by the late Mr Dangerfield - as well as supplying the voice of the star canine - this is one of those concrete animated movies that time forgot. You don't at all have to be into Rodney Dangerfield's kind of humour to appreciate it. That's one of the magics of animation, how it speaks beyond such boundaries.

Suave, sassy hound dog Rover (oddly, 'Dangerfield' is never mentioned as being his name during the movie) lives an easy, pleasurable life in Las Vegas with his best friend Eddie and his dog buddies, gambling and dancing the nights away. His owner, the sweet showgirl Connie, makes this all possible. But things change for Rover when Connie's shady boyfriend Rocky throws Rover off the Hoover Dam to get back at him for blowing his deal with the mafia. Somehow, Rover manages to survive, and winds up on a barn, where he must learn to take responsibility for his actions and show consideration for others in order to survive. And Rover just might discover a part of himself that he never knew he had, in the process.

The animation is simply delicious. There's not a sterile, out-of-place moment in the animation or visual representation. From Rover himself to his dog friends (both on the barn and out) to his human owner Connie, the animators of this movie deserve an applause. Their work really inspires me, as a hope-to-be student of animation. The songs are not something I would listen to on my ipod but they're nice numbers that fit well in with the film.

My only regret is that I wish some of the other barnyard animals besides Daisy and Ruffles would have got more spotlight attention.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hysterical October 26, 2000
By Mom D.
Format:VHS Tape
This movie is one of the funniest, hippest movies that adults and children alike will love. It is the wise-cracking Rodney Dangerfield at his best. He is funniest when he is trying to be innocent (in his stand-up as well) and this movie is a perfect vehicle for him. A must for any movie library!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars timeless movie December 7, 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is one of those movies I watched as a kid that took forever to be released on DVD and I am so glad it is now. I ordered one to be a gift and one for my children. This movie is timeless, a classic. It's so much better than all that stuff that's on TV today. I tale of romance, adventure, courage, and morals.

I didn't see where it says it's supposed to be remastered but I would figure that when you release something on DVD from it's original VHS form that it would be remastered. Of course, I've since learned that this isn't always the case. It still looks like you're watching a VHS tape on your HD TV. It's not a big deal to me but others will care. I played it on my X360 and it played wonderfully. I saw a comment that someone wrote saying it wasn't supposed to play on anything other than a dvd player, or something like that, so I just thought I'd put that out there.

Amazing movie. Don't expect to get blown away by its awesomeness or anything. It was made in the 80s or 90s so it's not as ADHD as the stuff they make today. It's simple, moral, and fun. If you want to raise your children in such a way I would especially recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Its cute
Such a cute movie!!
Published 24 days ago by Misty
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Rodney Dangerfield and this dog resembles Rodney to a ...
I have been looking for this cartoon movie for years after I saw it. I love Rodney Dangerfield and this dog resembles Rodney to a Tee.
Great movie and it is hilarious. Read more
Published 1 month ago by William M.
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
all went will good product buy
Published 1 month ago by David Vejarano
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
exactly as represented
Published 1 month ago by AZDebra
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good sale quick shipping
Published 2 months ago by carmen
5.0 out of 5 stars An old favorite. So glad it was out in DVD
An old favorite. So glad it was out in DVD. Arrived on time and in great condition.
Published 3 months ago by Teresa A. Herrington
5.0 out of 5 stars As a child I was in love with this movie
As a child I was in love with this movie. I purchased it for my son, and even all of these years later it is a great film. He watches it all the time.
Published 3 months ago by Alicia
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Animation
Rodney Dangerfield "gets no respect" even as a dog. This is a heart-warming tale that your whole family will enjoy.
Published 5 months ago by Vicki Alvord
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Cartoon Movie for Kids and Adults
My children watched this when they were young, now my grandchildren are enjoying it. So very glad Amazon carried it!
Published 8 months ago by Vicki Christian
5.0 out of 5 stars Movie passed down to my children.
I loved this movie growing up. And now that I have 2 kids, they watch it. Rover is such a funny dog.
Published 9 months ago by Miss Kitty
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