Rock-a-Doodle is a 1991 Irish/British/American live-action/animated musical comedy film produced by Sullivan Bluth Studios and Goldcrest Films. Loosely based on Edmond Rostand's comedy Chantecler, Rock-a-Doodle was directed by Don Bluth and written by David N. Weiss. The film features the voices of Glen Campbell, Christopher Plummer, Phil Harris (in his final film role before his retirement and death), Charles Nelson Reilly, Sorrell Booke, Sandy Duncan, Eddie Deezen, Ellen Greene, and Toby Scott Ganger in his film debut. The film was released in the United Kingdom on 2 August 1991 and in the United States and Canada on 3 April 1992.
History with the Macy's Parade
In 1991, The Samuel Goldwyn Company teamed up with Macy's to produce a Rock-a-Doodle float to promote the release of the film the following April. The float featured an old, rickety treehouse, previously recycled from the Cabbage Patch Kids float, adorned with many of the film's characters, dancing and waving as they head down the Parade route. The float made its only appearance in 1991 and was not seen in the following years possibly due to the negative reception of the film.