Rock Dog: Rock Around The Park

Featured In Issue 255, May/June 2021

WSR Score3.5
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"Rock Dog: Rock Around The Park" is a music-filled adventure about a dog's quest to fulfill his dream. One year after the events of the original "Rock Dog," Bodi and his band, True Blue, have become locally famous in the village of Snow Mountain—they even have devoted fans! But when a music mogul named Lang gives them the opportunity to tour with pop sensation Lil' Foxy, Bodi and his friends learn that fame comes at a price, and ultimately discover that only by staying true to yourself can you unleash the power of rock 'n' roll. (Gary Reber)

Special features include a digital code.

The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, upconverted to 2160p with greater resolution and luminance, was animated digitally and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. The picture is very colorful with strongly saturated primaries and pastel hues. The imagery is warm and varied. Blacks are solid and deep. Highlights are superb, with bright brilliant whites. The animation is wonderful, with distinct lines and defining textures. Resolution is incredibly well defined, especially the fine textures that define the animal characters. All throughout, contrast is excellent. This is a wonderful visual experience with a color palette that will mesmerize the young in the family. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack delivers effective attention to dialogue integration and atmospherics. Of course, the music is at the heart of the story, and it is nicely presented and comprised of orchestral voicing that extends and envelops the soundfield and rocks with strong rhythmic pacing. The soundtrack has sharp bursts of .1 LFE support energy. Dynamics are often sonically wonderful. Dialogue is intelligible throughout, and for an animated feature spatial integration is excellent. Fidelity is excellent throughout, as is spatial dimension, with aggressively directionalized sonics. This is a wonderful holosonic® experience that is sure to excite and entertain the entire family. (Gary Reber)