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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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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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Written by Dave Dobbyn
Performed by Dave Dobbyn & Herbs
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this would be so great if it was remade! or even a sequel
20 January 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Truth is I did keep an open mind, but i could see that despite the heart of this movie it wasn't enough to hide the missing a few basic film making essentials. I laughed but it was usually when no one else was, kids and parents around laughed a little more robustly so i maybe jaded, anyway I feel that...

Too many cutaways were missing, to tie things together and make it a sweeter experience.

Characters needed just a little more development to give them some character.

Script needed tightening as did some scenes.(wal dancing to 'outta be in love') The most defined and likable characters were RANGI and HORSE, Jess was likable enough but needed a little more attitude and more screen time.

best voice over was RANGI(rawini prating) I recommend this if you have kids, are a kiwi or want to know about NZ and kiwis or if you are a farmer or want to know about farmers.


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