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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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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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Average as an animated film, disappointing as an adaptation of the wonderful story
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This did have the potential to be really, really good. But as an adaptation of the wonderful story by Norman Lindsey, it does fall short, and the result is a rather disappointing animated film. My main problem was the story. A lot was left out from the original story, and replaced with some very slow and pointless scenes and contrived sub plotting. The songs were unnecessary and rather uninspiring, none of them are memorable in any way, and the lip syching, especially with the character of Bill Barnacle, was very distracting. Not to mention the script, that was quite poor even for a kids movie, it just lacked a sense of fun, despite the valiant attempts of livening it up. However there are a number of good points, namely the terrific voice cast, that includes John Cleese(a bit loud at times but fine overall), Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving, Sam Neill and an unrecognisable Jack Thompson. Another was that I personally thought the animation was pretty good, with the lovely Australian backgrounds, and the characters are at least likable. All in all, watchable but disappointing. It had the potential to be wonderful, but due to elements that didn't work, it is a hit-or-miss really. 5/10 Bethany Cox


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