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Dot and the Kangaroo (1977)

A young girl gets lost in the Australian outback and befriends a kangaroo

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Frawley ...
Dot (voice)
Joan Bruce ...
The Kangaroo / Mother (voice)
...
Mr. Platypus (voice)
June Salter ...
Mrs. Platypus (voice)
Ross Higgins ...
Willie Wagtail (voice)
Lola Brooks ...
(voice)
Peter Gwynne ...
(voice)
Ron Haddrick ...
Father (voice)
Richard Meikle ...
(voice)
George Assang ...
(voice)
Kerrie Biddell ...
(voice)
John Derum ...
(voice)
Kevin Golsby ...
(voice)
Nola Lester ...
(voice)
Sue Walker ...
(voice)
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A young girl gets lost in the Australian outback and befriends a kangaroo

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Trivia

Dot has a brown patch on her right sleeve which is not seen in any of the sequels. See more »

Goofs

The film's opening title, set in the font Lazybones, has an "H" substituted for the "K" in "Kangaroo". See more »

Connections

Followed by Dot and the Koala (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Platypus Duet
Music by Bob Young
Lyrics by John Palmer
Performed by Spike Milligan and June Salter
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Memories ...
20 January 2004 | by (Fairfield County, CT) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this beautiful film when I was a little girl ... being captivated by Dot and Kangaroo's adventures in the Australian wild, and then being moved to tears at the end when they part. 20 years have now passed since my first viewing, and it still brings bittersweet tears to my eyes.


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