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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)
Dave Gibson ...
John Laws ...
Rumpus Bumpus (voice)
Greg Carroll ...
Watkin Wombat (voice)
Peter Gwynne ...
Michael Veitch ...
Bandicoot (voice)
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Buncle (voice)
Mary Coustas ...
Ginger (voice)
Sandy Gore ...
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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El pudding mágico  »

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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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All the right ingredients, but they didn't follow the recipe
7 January 2001 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie had all the right ingredients for a great children's film. Good actors well cast, a story that is a classic of Australian children's writing, and animation that brought the illustrations of the book faithfully and charmingly to life. Unfortunately, the film makers did not follow Norman Lindsay's story but made up one of their own, using characters and incidents from the original.

The new story doesn't work as well as it might have done, at least to me. Instead of a comic trio of pudding owners zealously protecting their property against a pair of incompetent (but often successful) thieves, we have them embarking on a quest for some lost parents and a struggle against the forces of nature and of tyranny. The seriousness of the new plot quite smothers the light hearted charm of the original.

That said, the movie is quite watchable, and my three children (ages 10, 7 and 3) all enjoyed it. I can't help wishing, though, that they'd followed the recipe.


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