|“||Sleep tight, Angel-Face, the Rock's on the case.||„|
|~ Rocky Rhodes|
Rocky Rhodes, or simply known as Rocky, is the deuteragonist and male lead of DreamWorks' 4th full-length animated feature film Chicken Run, which is Aardman's 1st feature film. He is the Rhode Island Red (though his coloring is more reminiscent of an American game fowl), who is a flying American rooster and the helper of all hens. At the end, he becomes Ginger's mate.
Rocky is set to appear in the upcoming Netflix sequel, which will depict him and Ginger having a daughter named Molly.
He is voiced by famous actor Mel Gibson, known for portraying William Wallace in Braveheart and Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon films, John Smith in Disney's Pocahontas, Max Rockatansky in the Mad Max trilogy, Thomas Craven in Edge of Darkness and Graham Hess in Signs.
Rocky loves fame, respect, recognition, attention, and adulation, which was always handed to him. He has a charm that attracts many to him, an intelligent wit, and a flair for showmanship, making him highly attractive. Rocky also tends to sugercoat the harshness of reality, as he believes it will shatter people's wills, and tends to be rather lazy. At first, he was obnoxious, cowardly, evil,villainous,mean, two-faced, and lied if it meant he could evade life in the circus, suggesting he wasn't treated well there, such as claiming he could actually fly. Not having it in him to tell them the truth, he abandons the hens while leaving the other half of his poster that reveals his secret. But his conciensness turns out to always in the right place and he returns to save the chickens from the Tweedy's.
Rocky has his first appearance after being shot out of a cannon, and then accidentally injures himself after flying too straight. As he is taken to Chicken Hut #17, his left wing is wrapped in a bandage, with a safety pin hooked on it. Rocky first wears a cape, that looks like an American flag, and then a blue bandanna, with white polka dots on it. He saved Ginger from Mr. and Mrs. Tweedy's pie machine. Rocky came back to save Ginger from Mr. and Mrs. Tweedy. He rejoins Ginger and the other chickens and the two rats to escape the Tweedy farm in an airplane.
- Rocky's name is a pun on the name of the ice cream flavor rocky road.
- Eddie Murphy, the late Corey Haim, Adam Sandler, George Lopez, Nathan Lane, Robert Rustler, David Schwimmer, John Leguizamo, David Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Matthew Broderick, Steve Martin, Jeff Goldbum, John Travolta, Henry Connick Jr., John Cusack, Kurt Russell,, Anthony Edwards, Jack Black, Antonio Sabato Jr., Ray Winstone and Tate Donovan were all considered for the role of Rocky.
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