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Romeo’s Dog Days is an American-Australian comedy drama adventure animated film directed by Rob Minkoff and Roger Allers with co-directed by John Steveson andMark Osborne.

Michael J. Fox, Malin Åkerman, Hugh Jackman, Geoffrey Rush, Mario Cantone, Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving and True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten are starring in the film along with Jeff Bridges, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Helen Mirren, Emilie de Ravin, Sam Neill, David Wenham, Anthony LaPaglia, Rachael Taylor, David Field, Miriam Margolyes, D.B. Sweeney, Julianna Margulies, Joan Plowright, Kiefer Sutherland, Alfre Woodard, E.G. Daily and Magda Szubanski which is released by Walt Disney Pictures.

The film was released in December 2015 and Released by Walt Disney Pictures and distributed by Disney. The film was also released in 3D, RealD 3D, Digital 3D and IMAX. It was also released in IMAX 3D.

Plot

A young dog who is raised by his owner, when he realises the world is out there when he embarks on the quest for travel his adventures. But when danger strikes, he must rallies his friends with the help of some Barnyard animals, zoo animals, woodland creatures and some wisecracking, optimistic, colourful and friendly critters, he must rise to the occasion in order to look after his herd and battles a deadly wolf in order to save his herd.

Cast

  • Michael J. Fox as Romeo
  • Hugh Jackman as
  • Patrick Stewart as
  • Hugo Weaving as
  • Cree Summer as
  • Burt Reynolds as
  • as Laila
  • as Jimmy
  • as Larry
  • as Romeo’s dad
  • as Romeo’s grandfather
  • as Jackie
  • as Marianne
  • as Marionette
  • as Chel
  • as Linda
  • as Kenny
  • as Barry
  • Rick Moranis as Bob, a Canadian Geese
  • Dave Thomas as Terry, a Canadian Geese
  • Michael Keaton as
  • Malin Akerman as
  • Geoffrey Rush as
  • Sam Neill as
  • Jeff Bridges as
  • Mario Cantone as
  • Rachael Taylor as
  • Tony Shalhoub as Rufus, an Australian street-smart pelican.
  • David Wenham as Polly, a scarlet macaw who is close friends with Romeo.
  • Larry The Cable Guy as
  • Emilie de Ravin as
  • Saoirse Ronan as
  • Joe Pantoliano as
  • Ryan Kwanten as
  • Cristina Vee as
  • Patrick Wilson as
  • Magda Szubanski as 
  • Nicole Kidman as 
  • Anthony LaPaglia as Archie, a Spix macaw who is friends with Romeo.
  • Miriam Margolyes as
  • D.B. Sweeney as
  • Kiefer Sutherland as
  • Julianna Margulies as
  • Joan Plowright as
  • Alfre Woodard as
  • Emily Barclay as
  • Abbie Cornish as as
  • Emilie de Ravin as
  • Jay Laga’aia as Mr Pelican
  • Helen Mirren as
  • Lance Henriksen as Scarface, a wolf and the main antagonist. He is murder of Romeo’s dad and he vows to eat dogs because of his ancient myth. He treated outsiders with disdain and disapproval but unlike Kerchak, he vows to kill anyone who gets in his way because he has the power to kill Romeo for his dinner.
  • Mark Hamill as
  • as George
  • Noel Clarke as Spoonbill
  • David Field as
  • Phil Morris as
  • as police officer
  • as dog catcher
  • as chicken
  • Bob Peterson as Rooster
  • Doug E Doug as Pelican
  • as a chicken
  • as a piggy
  • as a cat
  • as a horse
  • as a Donkey
  • as a Gull
  • Barry Humphries as
  • Deborra-Lee Furness as 
  • Willem Dafoe as Crow
  • Carlos Alazraqui as Pelican 
  • Don Cherry as
  • Oscar Issac as
  • Kate Del Castillo as
  • Adam Del Rio as
  • Jeff Foxworthy as
  • Laurence Fishburne as
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan as
  • Richard Roundtree as
  • Emma Roberts as
  • as two wacky geckos
  • as two lizards
  • as a macaw
  • as a turkey
  • Sid
  • Sandy
  • Kyle
  • as a fly

Production

Michael J. Fox and Ryan Kwanten is lending his voice role which is released in 3D, with Hugh Jackman and Hugo Weaving excepted to lend their voices to the film. Also, Oscar Issac was added in the cast along Malin Akerman and Patrick Wilson co-stars from Watchmen.

Jackman was known for his role in X-Men and Weaving was also providing his roles in V for Vendetta. He is also known for his performances on The Lord of the Rings and Jackman was in Van Helsing.

Development

Director Rob Minkoff stated that he saw a dog playing and he decided to make a film about dogs. His co-director Roger Allers, his director from the The Lion King, began his pitch in the story. This is his first CGI film since Romeo: A Dog’s Tale, which he directed the film with Minkoff, along with his co directors Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise back in 2006.

Minkoff hired Aaron Blaise, director of Brother Bear, to direct the film. But Blaise has stated that he has commitments during production so he left the project and replaced by

He often hired John Stevenson and Mark Osborne, who co-directed Dreamworks Animation’s film Kung Fu Panda, will co-directed the film and hired producer Don Hahn, Bonnie Arnold, and Pam Marsden. Lori Forte, who did the Ice Age film series, joined in the film as a co-producer. Chris Sanders eventually hired to write the film.

But when he stated that he is very busy filming How to Train Your Dragon 2 so the producers hired Tab Murphy, Jonathan Roberts and John Orloff, with Etan Cohen and John Collee to write the script. Also, one of the writers from Phineas and Ferb is Dan Povenmire was writing the story of the film.

The filmmakers took hours, days, weeks, years, months and even time to make this film, he often storyboarded the story with 9,989 pages, so the scenes was completed with CGI and some of the bloody violence was trimmed down to make it look family friendly.

Casting

Hugh Jackman was officially announced the play the lead role along with Michael J. Fox, however, Fox plays the lead role while Jackman plays the supportive character.

In early February 2013, Hugo Weaving and Malin Akerman were both officially cast in the film with Oscar Issac and Ryan Kwanten. Mario Cantone was rumoured to play the character but he is very busy on a scheduled conflict. When he is officially announced, He’s expected to voice a character in the film.

Also, joining in the cast were Watchmen’s Patrick Wilson, Matrix’s Joe Pantoliano and 300’s David Wenham. Pantoliano was known for The Matrix while Wilson was also in James Wan’s horror film Insidious and David was also featured in The Lord of the Rings and Van Helsing.

Rachael Taylor and Jeff Foxworthy were added in the film’s voice cast. Taylor was officially hired by the producers following her performance on Transformers and Bottle Shock while Foxworthy was rumored to star until he was officially hired to play the role in the movie. Foxworthy was known for his roles in Blue Collar Comedy Tour.

Cars voice actor Larry the Cable Guy, who played Mater from the Cars film series, officially sign in the film’s voice cast. Cristina Vee and Laurence Fishburne both join the cast in June. Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas were also singing in to join the voice cast.

In May, Alexander Sidding, Reba McEntire and Emma Roberts joined the films voice cast on the same week.

In early 4 of July, Patrick Stewart was officially announced in the film’s voice cast, voicing one of the animals. On July 25, Lance Henriksen is set to play a new villain.

On August 1, Rooney Mara, Armie Hammer, Sam Neill, Jennifer Aniston, Willem Dafoe, Geoffrey Rush, Nicole Kidman, Mark Hamill and Noel Clarke will all officially lead the voice cast in the film, which will also feature the voices of Emily Barclay, Abbie Cornish, Michael Keaton, John Leguizamo, Cuba Gooding Jr, Emilie de Ravin, Cheech Marin, Anthony LaPaglia, Saoirse Ronan, Harry Connick Jr, Jay Laga’aia, Miriam Margolyes, D.B. Sweeney, Kiefer Sutherland, Alfre Woodard, Helen Mirren, David Field, Julianna Margulies, Stephen Root, Jacqueline Obradors, Sofía Vergara, Phil Morris, Deborra-Lee Furness, Emma Roberts, Barry Humphries, E.G. Daily and Magda Szubanski.

Disney officially hired Bob Peterson from Pixar following his performance on Dug from Up. This is Peterson’s first film outside of Pixar.

Music

John Powell officially join the score the film, but when he has other commitments during production, so

Soundtrack

The film features songs from Sean Paul, Baha Men, Shaggy, Brad Paisley, Jason Derulo, Stevie Wonder and Tim McGraw with score by Hans Zimmer and John Powell. The album was released on Walt Disney Records.

John Powell was originally considered to score the film left the project because of his work on How to Train Your Dragon 2.

Score

Songs

  • 1. Who Let the Dogs Out - Baha Men
  • 2. Give it Up To Me - Sean Paul
  • 3. Dog Go Home - Usher
  • 4. OMG - Usher ft will.i.am
  • 5. Magic - B.o.B
  • 6. Whiskey Lullaby - Brad Paisley and Allison Krauss.
  • 7.Don’t Stop the Party - The Black Eyed Peas

Trivia

  • Aaron Blaise was rumoured to direct the film.
  • Hugh Jackman and Hugo Weaving’s second collaboration after Happy Feet.
  • Disney has its first collaboration directing the film with Andrew Adamson. Ironically, Andrew Adamson was the first director of the first two Narnia films.
  • The film has several similarities to Barnyard, Khumba, Cars, Racing Stripes, Ice Age, Air Buddies and Because of Winn Dixie.
  • Larry The Cable Guy’s first Disney film outside the Cars franchise.
  • Emilie de Ravin was officially cast following her performance on her show Lost and her film The Hills Have Eyes. Ravin was also officially added in the voice cast following her role in Remember Me and The Perfect Game. Ravin stated that she had a "miraculous performance and also work in an animal movie".
  • Originally, John Powell was originally hired to score the film, but he was very busy working on How to Train Your Dragon 2. So, he was replaced by
  • Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy were both in Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie. They were both featured in Disney films together; Cable Guy was in Cars where he voiced Mater and Foxworthy was in The Fox and the Hound 2 where he voices Lyle.
  • Hugh Jackman and David Wenham both co-starred in Van Helsing.
  • These actors are in films directed by Zack Snyder; Malin Akerman and Patrick Wilson are in Watchmen, David Wenham was in 300 along with Ga’Hoole with Geoffrey Rush and Oscar Issac was in Sucker Punch.
  • Roger Allers was the director of The Lion King.
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman and Patrick Wilson were in Watchmen. These two later appear in Rampage.
  • Willem Dafoe, Geoffrey Rush and Barry Humphries also featured in Finding Nemo, another film by Disney.
  • Noel Clarke’s first animated voice role and first family friendly film.
  • Rachael Taylor was cast following her performance on Transformers, also featuring Hugo Weaving.
  • Geoffrey Rush and David Wenham were in Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.
  • Aaron Blaise was considered to direct the film.
  • Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas was cast following their performance on Brother Bear, where they played Rutt and Tuke in the film.
  • The movie is set in North America, in some scenes, it was set in America, dogs, cats, birds, wolves and other farmyard and woodland and zoo animals are native to the countries such as
  • Lance Henriksen was cast following his performance on Alien.
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