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The Magic Pudding (2000)

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An old man, a young anthropomorphic koala, a South Pole penguin and Albert, a magic sentient walking and talking bowl of pudding with an attitude are searching for koala's missing parents. However, sinister forces want the pudding.

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Sam Sawnoff (voice)
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Bill Barnacle (voice)
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Albert the Magic Pudding (voice)
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Bunyip Bluegum (voice)
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John Laws ...
Rumpus Bumpus (voice)
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Watkin Wombat (voice)
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Bandicoot (voice)
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Buncle (voice)
Mary Coustas ...
Ginger (voice)
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Frog on the Log (voice)
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Meg Bluegum (voice)
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Tom Bluegum (voice)
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An old man, a young anthropomorphic koala, a South Pole penguin and Albert, a magic sentient walking and talking bowl of pudding with an attitude are searching for koala's missing parents. However, sinister forces want the pudding.

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14 December 2000 (Australia)  »

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Sam Neill appears in this movie based on a children's book by Norman Lindsay. In Sirens (1993), Sam Neill appears as Norman Lindsay. See more »

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On its own merits, a moderately enjoyable pre-teen animation. As a realisation of a unique classic, a huge disappointment.
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Accepting the hazards inherent in any attempt to realise a well-known and loved book in audio/visual form, "Disneyising" this plot is still a mistake. One of the great joys of the book, especially for (older) adults, is its distinctive Australianism, its evocation of the period of Banjo Patterson's "Saltbush Bill", and this is paid lip-service only. The watered-down accents, presumably to make the movie more "internationally acceptable", are a letdown as well. I would have expected to have recognised Jack Thompson's voice instantly. Even the potentially inspired casting of John Cleese as Albert, the Puddin', falls short. Albert and Basil Fawlty have a good deal in common, and one listens largely in vain for any sign of this. Viewed in isolation, on its own merits, a moderately enjoyable pre-teen animation. As a film realisation of a unique, and distinctively Australian, classic, a huge disappointment.


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