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The adventures of Golden Retriever pup Napoleon and his friend, the parrot Birdo Lucci.





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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Croft ...
Napoleon (voice)
Philip Quast ...
Birdo (voice)
Susan Lyons ...
Napoleon's Mum / Other Wallaby (voice)
Coralie Sawade ...
Kids' Mother (voice)
Brenton Whittle ...
Owl / Frog / Wombat / Other Wallaby / Desert Mouse (voice)
Anne-Louise Lambert ...
Spider / Earless Wallaby / Desert Mouse (voice) (as Anne Lambert)
Carole Skinner ...
Cat (voice)
Lorikeet / Rabbit (voice)
Tracey Canini ...
Lorikeet / Rabbit (voice)
Annabel Sims ...
Lorikeet / Rabbit (voice)
Neusa Timms ...
Lorikeet / Rabbit (voice)
Debbie Horn ...
Lorikeet / Rabbit (voice)
Lucia Mastrantone ...
Lone Lorikeet (voice)
Frank Whitten ...
Koala (voice)
Fiona Press ...
Other Wallaby / Galah (voice)


Napoleon is a little dog that lives in Sydney. He and his mother live with a family, but Napoleon loves to dream about meeting the wild dogs that live far away, and eventually becoming one himself. One day he gets into a basket hung from some balloons and flies away into the sky. The wind carries him to a nearby island where the basket finally lands. There he meets all kinds of different animals; some of them are friendly, but some aren't. With the help of a parakeet friend he learns the secrets of living alone in the island and defending himself from wild animals. He goes in search of the wild dogs, whom he finally finds. He is very happy with them, but then he gets homesick and starts to miss his mother, so he decides to go home again. Written by Marcos Eduardo Acosta Aldrete

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Meet a pup with a nose for adventure. See more »


Adventure | Family


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Release Date:

10 October 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kulta  »

Box Office


AUD 4,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$47,687 (USA) (10 October 1997)


$47,687 (USA) (10 October 1997)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


52 puppies were used to portray Napoleon over the course of the 28-week shoot, with anywhere from three to eight being used for a single scene. This was because the puppies slept a lot, cutting down filming time, and because a puppy could only be used for three weeks before it grew too big. See more »


When Napoleon meets the "owl", it is not actually an owl. The animal is actually a Tawny Frogmouth. See more »


Cat: Ahh... not a mouse... a dog. DOG MUST DIE!
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My Cat Loves This Movie
6 July 1999 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

Kids will love this movie too. If Walt Disney released this film, it would have been a big hit. The camera simply follows a curious puppy as it wanders through the woods encountering other animals. A large bird becomes his guide to this strange environment. There is no real danger, just adventure, with a humor based narrative added to the sound track.

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