- Actors: Rodney Dangerfield, Susan Boyd, Ronnie Schell, Ned Luke, Shawn Southwick
- Directors: Bob Seeley, James L. George
- Writers: Rodney Dangerfield, Harold Ramis
- Producers: Rodney Dangerfield, David Robert Cobb, Maria C. Shaeffer, Sue Shakespeare
- Format: PAL
- Language: German
- Rated: G (General Audience)
- Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
- Run Time: 74 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00004RNO4
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #836,824 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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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.
Sorry about my possibly incorrect English but I come from Czech Republic.
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.Read more ›
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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This is definitely a great movie that your family will love.Published 2 months ago by Alyson Cooper
wonderful and charming movie that i adored when i was a kid, and just the same as a grown man.Published 8 months ago by Jack Dashing
I have loved this movie since childhood. DVD came fast and undamaged.Published 10 months ago by Megan