The fantastic adventures of little redheaded Dot in the Australian bush.





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Complete credited cast:
Dot / Simon / Mom / Kangaroo / Possum / Wasp / Character Voices (voice)
Keeto / Butterwalk / Atlantis / Grasshopper / Character Voices (voice)
Ashley Ayre ...
Lucy Charles ...
Mom - live-action sequences
Leaf Nowland ...
Simon (live-action sequences)


Dot, an Australian girl, seeks the magical green root that will give her the ability to talk to animals. She eats a red root by mistake, and is shrunk to the size of an ant. With the help of her friends Keeto the mosquito and Butterwalk the caterpillar, she searches for the green root that will restore her size. But she must find it before sundown, or she will shrink even smaller. Written by Stephen J. Cobert <>

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22 May 1986 (Australia)  »

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Contes de la forêt magiques  »

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The film's opening credits give the Praying Mantis' name as 'Atlanta' but he reveals his name to be 'Atlantis-Pedantis' when he meets Dot. See more »


Keeto: I wonder where I've Seen her before?
Dot: Keeto! Now what?
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Follows Dot and the Bunny (1983) See more »


In the Kangaroo Pouch
Music by Bob Young
Lyrics by John Palmer
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Dot and Keeto...sights and sounds of my childhood
16 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dot and Keeto is actually an installment of a series started with the movie Dot and the Kangaroo. In that movie, Dot receives the gift of speech w/ animals which is carried through the rest of the movies. In Dot and Keeto, Dot strives to rectify damage done by her brother to an ant nest. She shrinks to the size of the bug and becomes animated. In all of the Dot movies, animation and live action are used in synchronization, since the movies were an attempt to bring more tourism and interest down under. The who meaning behind the series was to show how interesting and diverse Australian wildlife is and to instill a bit of eco-conscious in the children--or adults--watching. Even though the singing, animation, and script should be taken a little tongue in cheek, I remember watching Dot and the Kangaroo, Dot and the Bunny, Dot and the Koala, and Dot and Keeto as a child and enjoyed them immensely. Since then, I have lost my Dot and Keeto copy, but still have the other three and have added Dot and the Whale...Iam 27 and still like watching them, especially Dot and the Bunny, which has the best music and transitions from live action to animation. I highly recommend anyone who finds these little treasures of the eighties to save them for their own kids...and to check the dollar movie bins at wal-mart, where dot and the kangaroo and dot and the whale can now be found on DVD.

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