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Skippy: Australia's First Superstar (2009)

The inside story of Australia's first superstar - Skippy the Bush Kangaroo.

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Stuart Maconie ...
Himself - Narrator (voice)
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Gilda Baracchi ...
Herself - Continuity Girl
Sara Bennett ...
Herself - Assistant Editor
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Himself / Jerry King
Barry Crocker ...
Himself / Alfred Mortimer
Paddi Fullilove ...
Herself - Garry Pankhurst Tutor
Liza Goddard ...
Herself / Clancy Merrick
Germaine Greer ...
Herself
David Gribble ...
Himself - Camera Operator
John Hartley ...
Himself - Professor of Creative Industries, Queensland University of Technology
Ken James ...
Himself / Mark Hammond
Phil Judd ...
Himself - Sound Editor
Catherine Jupp ...
Herself - Daughter of Eric Jupp
Garry Letts ...
Himself - Assistant Director
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The inside story of Australia's first superstar - Skippy the Bush Kangaroo.

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The remarkable story of how a crime fighting marsupial conquered the world!

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Never let a Britsh company document an Australian icon
12 February 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This would have been better if it was an Australian company. Unfortantly being a British company, they force their own pro-British propaganda in it. I am forced to make the following corrections to their statements. 1. Australia is NOT and was not in the time of Skippy being made a "colonial" country (sad that some British still feel like they 'own' this country). Australian gained independence in 1901. Like Canada, they are not yet a republic (one proposal was narrowly defeated, largely because the system would not allow the people to vote for a president directly) but is completely free from British control or rule and has no loyalty to the British Empire. 2. Liza Goddard's statement. Even in the 1960's Australians did not sound even remotely like the British. And unlike her statement, we did not WANT to. We are proud of our unique accents and would not want them to sounds like the British. 3. Barry Humphrey claims about Australians pretending to hate the British, but not really. Actually there is a large anti-British feeling in Australia, and although certainly not true for all, many Australians do genuinely hate the British. Australians were messed over by the British in World War 1 (in Gallipoli) and World War 2 (Winston Churchill trying to stop Australians bringing their troops home to defend their own country) and the bitterness still lingers for some.

Apart from these complaints, I kinda enjoyed it. Probably would have appreciated more Australians interviewed than some British. More complaints would be that when they get to the parodies of Skippy, the Australian "Fast Forward" one is shown for about 6 seconds, but the British re dub goes for about 5 minutes.


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