We’ve got our hands on the official track list of the soundtrack of Rock Dog, the upcoming Chinese-American 3D CG animated movie directed by Ash Brannon:
Music by Rolfe Kent.
The music video of the theme song:
Rock Dog (2017 Movie) – Official Lyric Video “Glorious” by Adam Friedman
And thanks to Lakeshore Records here’s a preview of the film score:
Rock Dog – Rolfe Kent – Soundtrack Preview (Official Video)
Bodi (Luke Wilson), a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, is expected to become the next village guard to a group of fun-loving, country-side sheep, but fears he does not have the passion to assume the role from his dad Khampa (J. K. Simmons). Everything changes when a radio literally falls out of the sky and Bodi hears a song by rock legend Angus Scattergood (Eddie Izzard), opening his heart to a musical world he must explore. Leaving home to chase his destiny in the big city, Bodi attracts the attention of Khampa’s nemesis Linnux (Lewis Black). Leader of a hungry wolf pack, Linnux believes that Bodi is his ticket back into the village and closer to delicious sheep. It is up to Bodi to save his family and friends from harm without giving up his newfound dream.
The movie soundtrack of Rock Dog will be released on February 24, 2017 by Lakeshore Records.
A few words from Rolfe Kent about the soundtrack:
.I always loved the sound of Yo-Yo Ma’s sliding cello in CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON, and for Bodi’s father, Khampa, who is a Kung Fu master after all, I used solo cello in a similar style, with the softly sad glissandos of the cello revealing his gentler side, and how he misses his son. This theme keeps coming back each time we revisit Khampa.
I enjoyed creating the wolves’ musical elements, some sinister (inspired by brass harmonies in Prokoviev’s Peter and the Wolf), and some slightly 70’s grooviness, as they drive around in their 70’s gangster cars. The wolves really bring some twisted spice to the story, and their recurring musical elements were always fun to work on.”
Here’s the movie trailer: