to be re-watched
Inspired by The Devil and Daniel Mouse - (1978 movie)
- Canada's first feature-length animated film.
- Originally named "Drats!".. which was very different.
- They turned down Heavy Metal to make this film instead.
Mok Swagger was modelled after Mick Jagger. They perused permission/collaboration but got a very threatening letter from his lawyer.
Original songs by:
2 disc collector's edition ∞
First disk ∞
- Scene selection
- Commentary with director clive smith
- Making of Rock & Rule
- Character sketch gallery
- Restoration comparisons
Second disk ∞
- Alternate movie (CBC version with the original voice for "Omar")
- Scene selection
- The devil and daniel mouse
- How we made the devil and daniel mouse
- "Drats" workprint
- Rock and rule title workprint
- Rock & Rule
- Electric Dragon Boooov
-- It's all in Japanese, and makes no sense whatsoever!
- TODO - to extract
Holy cow, the second disk has the CBC version I first saw all those years ago. It's terrible quality because it's based on the last surviving masters and not the original sources, which were lost in a fire. But it's worth it, because it has the director's original voice actor choice for "Omar". This is a serious piece of history..
I still love listening to the commentaries and bonus materials on these DVDs.
It was interesting to read the notes and see that Mok was indeed inspired by Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones. I originally thought that the resemblance in uglyness and lip-age was coincidental.
2005-09-13 -- The Animatrix - (2003 movie) and Rock & Rule arrived today. The maildude was actually stupid enough to want to leave it next to my door.. the door I never enter my place in. Sigh. Now I know better than to order stuff this way. At least it got sent to my place instead of some other guy in a related building, like I've had happen before.