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Footrot Flats: The Dog's Tale (1987)

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Featuring the characters from Murray Ball's "Footrot Flats", (New Zealands most beloved local cartoon strip ). Questions to be answered include: Will Wal Footrot win the affections of ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
John Clarke ...
Wal (voice)
Peter Rowley ...
Dog (voice)
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Rangi (voice)
Fiona Samuel ...
Cheeky Hobson, Pongo (voice)
Peter Hayden ...
Irish Murphy (voice)
Dorothy McKegg ...
Aunt Dolly (voice)
Billy T. James ...
Pawai (voice)
Brian Sergent ...
Spit Murphy (voice)
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Hunk Murphy (voice)
Michael Haigh ...
Rugby Commentator (voice)
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Featuring the characters from Murray Ball's "Footrot Flats", (New Zealands most beloved local cartoon strip ). Questions to be answered include: Will Wal Footrot win the affections of Cheeky Hobson over the sleazy Spit Murphy? Will the Dog win the affections of the lovely Jess? Will Wal make a good impression on the All Black selectors at Saturdays rugby match? Can Rangi and Pongo save Wal's prize stag from the depths of Blackwater station, home of the Murphy's, their vicious dogs and deadly croco-pigs? All this and more will be answered as the small town of Raupo comes to life on the big screen. Written by Evan Yates

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This is the first full-length animated feature made by the New Zealand film industry. See more »

Goofs

When Wal is frantically cleaning up before Aunt Dolly arrives, the kitchen cupboard below the sink is closed. He then picks up the calf and shoves it into the now open cupboard, closing the calf inside. After grabbing Horse from the fridge, on his way out, the cupboard is open again and missing a calf. See more »

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[repeated line]
Dog: Ye Gods!
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The copyright warning has the added message "Anyone caught pirating this picture will be eaten by The Murphys' Hellhounds." See more »

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Slice of Heaven
Written by Dave Dobbyn
Performed by Dave Dobbyn & Herbs
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An animated classic
29 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

One of the few non-disney animation films that are truly great. This story of rural New Zealand follows the adventures of a farmer, the local kids and a dog- Dog. The only animated feature new zealand has ever produced is a classic. Exciting, hilarious, scary it has everything. The unique style of the comics works well on film and the atmosphere created by the dingy colours at some times is truly immersing. See this movie now!


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