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Jock (2011)

PG | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 2011 (USA)
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3-D animated-family adventure that tells the heart-warming, coming-of-age story of a man and his best-friend, a lovable and fearless dog named, Jock.


Duncan MacNeillie


Jim Cox (additional writer), Percy Fitzpatrick (novel) | 5 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Bryan Adams ... Jock (voice)
Donald Sutherland ... Narrator / Sir Percy Fitzpatrick (voice)
Helen Hunt ... Jess (voice)
Ted Danson ... Pezulu (voice)
Desmond Tutu ... Baba (voice) (as Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu)
Mandy Patinkin ... Basil (voice)
William Baldwin ... Boatman (voice)
Bongani Nxumalo Bongani Nxumalo ... Jim Makokel (voice)
Theo Landey ... Fitz (voice)
Makenzie Hart Makenzie Hart ... Young Jock (voice)
Jason Kennett Jason Kennett ... Snarly (voice)
Michael De Pinna Michael De Pinna ... Claude (voice)
Anthony Bishop Anthony Bishop ... George (voice)
Robert Hobbs ... Seedling (voice)
Dianne Simpson Dianne Simpson ... Lillian Morris (voice)


3-D animated-family adventure that tells the heart-warming, coming-of-age story of a man and his best-friend, a lovable and fearless dog named, Jock.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some menace and peril | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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USA | South Africa



Release Date:

2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jock of the Bushveld See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The character of Jock, his antics, and the life lessons of the book are so famous and widely-known in South Africa, that statues are routinely erected in his honor and the first private lodge in Africa's wildlife reserve - Kruger National Park - bears his name. See more »


Version of Jock of the Bushveld (1994) See more »


Performed by Bryan Adams
Written by Bryan Adams & Phil Thornalley
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Children & the young at heart will enjoy this.
29 June 2012 | by ddenholmSee all my reviews

Assuming that this film was aimed at children and seeing the vitriolic bile that others have used to review this film I felt that I should give a brief defence of this film.

Animation was at times basic in parts yes but beautiful in others the human characters were better than the animals for the most part, there the criticism ends while not my cup of tea meaning its south African content of which I am not that knowledgeable I took the film for what it was a children's adventure as for the morals that it teaches that those other critics deem so important I thought there were only two good beats evil and the little guy can sometimes beat the big one.

As for a critique of the film I asked my children 4,6,9 and 12 years old who were all glued to the film throughout. Consensus, they all enjoyed the film with no criticism at all. My two year old son was a little scared of George the Baboon, not Gorilla as he was wrongly called by the first critic.

It was in keeping with a children's film when there were some fighting scenes with some violence I thought it was tastefully done with blood and gore completely avoided so as not to distress a young audience. All in all you have to be young at heart to critique a children's film or flaws become chasms. My wife and children spoke I listened and observed mixed their opinions with mine and rate the movie at 6 out of 10.

My opinion don't expect the earth but don't be afraid to get the sweets and popcorn out and watch it with the children on DVD.

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