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Director:
Writer:
Alexander Stitt (writer)
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The magic movie that won't stay on the screen.
Plot:
Animated fantasy film about an optimistic space boy and his friends. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
John Farnham ... Abra Cadabra (voice)

Jacki Weaver ... Primrose Buttercup (voice)
Hayes Gordon ... B.L. Z'Bubb (voice)
Gary Files ... Klaw (voice)
James Smilie ... Mr. Pig (voice) (as Jim Smillie)
Hamish Hughes ... Stella the Cat / Zodiac the Space Dog (voice)
Ed Rosser ... (voice)
Jodie Haywood ... (voice)
Matthew King ... (voice) (as Matthew King)
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Directed by
Alexander Stitt 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alexander Stitt  writer

Produced by
Phillip Adams .... producer
Alexander Stitt .... producer
 
Original Music by
Peter Best 
 
Cinematography by
Volk Mol 
 
Production Management
John Curtain .... production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Craig Carter .... sound effects editor
Bruce Lamshed .... sound effects editor
Bruce Lamshed .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Laurence .... dialogue recordist
Brian Laurence .... sound coordinator
Brian Laurence .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Browning .... Triangle 3D system advisor
Mike Browning .... special camera equipment designer
John Curtain .... camera operator
John Humphrey .... still photographer
Kim Humphreys .... camera operator
Volk Mol .... Triangle 3D system advisor
Peter Neilson .... camera equipment design and engineering: Neilson-Hordell Ltd.
Mark Roberts .... camera equipment design and engineering: Mark Roberts Film Services
Ian Scott .... camera equipment design and engineering: Scott Animation Equipment Pty. Ltd.
 
Animation Department
Pam Abbey .... painter
Sabrina Achilles .... painter
Nancy Anning .... painter (as Nancy Enning)
Janet Arup .... painter
Niels Arup .... painter
Lysette Ashford .... painter
Belinda Bateman .... painter
Nancy Bentley .... painter
Carla Bevers .... painter
Neale Blanden .... painter
Jennifer Bridges .... painter
Diane Bullen .... painter
Sally-Anne Clark .... painter
Andrew Coates .... painter
Gairden Cooke .... animator (as Gairden Cook)
Paul Cowen .... animator
Lydia Cuevas .... painter
Sara Curtain .... painter
David Dalgarno .... painter
Ann Darrouzet .... painter (as Anne Darrouzet)
Marilyn Davies .... painter
Janine Dawson .... animator
Karen Donnelly .... painter
Leonard Doublet .... painter
Julianne Epstein .... painter
Arthur Filloy .... animator
Luis Garcia .... animator
Michelle Garene .... painter (as Michelle Garenne)
Ross Gathercole .... animator
Maggie Geddes .... animator
Mark Hase .... painter
Frank Hellard .... animation director
Frank Hellard .... animator
Louise Hubbard .... painter
Babetta Hunter .... painter
Ellen Jackson .... painter
Graeme Jackson .... animator
Kerri Johnston .... painter
Anne Jolliffe .... animator
Anne Jolliffe .... sequence director
Katherine Kelly .... painter
Jayne Kunert .... painter
Charles Macrae .... animator (as Charles MacRae)
Lucia Marti .... painter
John Martin .... animator
Gus McLaren .... animator
Corallee Munro .... painter (as Coralee Munro)
Debbie Nelson .... painter
Lisa Parrish .... painter
Gwyn Perkins .... animator
Ralph Peverill .... animator
Harry Rasmussen .... animator
Kate Robinson .... painter
Steve Robinson .... animator
Eve Schoenheimer .... painter
John Skibinski .... animator
Jody Stitt .... painter
Julian Taylor .... painter
Mark Trounce .... animator
Jenny Wells .... painter
Celeste Williams .... painter
Maree Woolley .... painter
 
Editorial Department
Richard Carroll .... negative cutter
Peter McBain .... dailies projectionist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Peter Best .... conductor
Peter Best .... music arranger
Scott Heming .... music recordist
 
Other crew
Brendan Archer .... legal arrangements
Janet Arup .... production secretary
Belinda Bateman .... studio supervisor
David Dalgarno .... studio supervisor
Marilyn Davies .... studio supervisor
Andrew Knight .... for: Adams Packer
Newell Lock .... production accountant
Chris Lovell .... legal arrangements
Peter Nevile .... legal arrangements
Greg Tepper .... for: Adams Packer
Colin Vaughan .... art materials
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
84 min
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Pied Piper as Christmas Pantomime!, 16 September 2001
Author: Thomas R. Pellitieri from Toledo, Ohio

This gem of a film aired on Nickelodeon's "Special Delivery" several times in the mid-1980's. I almost passed on seeing it because of the strange animation style (no inking!). It came on before I changed the channel, and when I heard the third verse of the opening song ("on the third day of Matter He structured DNA! Deoxyribonucleic Acid, and He said, "What a very nice day!"), I just *had* to watch it. The musical rewrites are wonderful (I still don't know all the original tunes) and the plot line is wonderfully silly. I believe that this is one of the most wonderfully bizarre movies I have ever seen!

The story is basically "The Pied Piper of Hamlin", but there's some science fiction thrown in for good measure.

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