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Rover Dangerfield (1991)



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Rodney Dangerfield provides the lead voice and some of the material for Rover Dangerfield, an animated feature about a city dog (with a tie) that winds up on a farm. There, he must gain the acceptance of the farmers and the other animals; naturally, comic predicaments occur that make Rover look pretty bad. The movie is a little mixed up about what its target audience is; most of it, especially its cornball gags, probably wouldn't appeal to anyone but young children, yet there are the occasional moments that might be too disturbing for them. In any case the tone is pleasant enough, but it's excruciating every time the movie lapses into a song. There are so many better animated films out there that I can find no reason to recommend this one.