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By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Colorful tale of singing rooster has perilous moments.

Movie G 1992 77 minutes
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age 5+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 9+

Good movie. Dark at times, so not for younger children. The villain smokes. Chanty's girlfriend is a Marilyn Monroe type and they do have romantic scenes.
age 2+

A classic movie one of the best kid movies ever

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Plucky and clever, this fast-paced movie has roots in the European fable of Chanticleer, a rooster with a legendary crow. But the film pulls just as much from The Wizard of Oz, with a live-action story that plunges its child hero into an animated dream so real that he can't believe it's not true.

The music is pleasing to the ear, and the animation is fluid and life-like. Though some might criticize the creators for leaning too heavily on Elvis as Chanticleer's alter-ego, those who love the real "King" will enjoy the rooster "King," whose vocals by country star Campbell really hop and hum. Movie and TV buffs will enjoy the voice talents of Plummer, whose evil Owl is as frightening as Charles Nelson Riley's nincompoop nephew is silly.

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