An ancient talking macaw named Mac becomes the saving grace for an elderly man threatened with a nursing home, when it is discovered that the talking bird knows the whereabouts of a buried ... See full summary »
An eccentric chicken farmer, with the help of his granddaughter, trains his mischievous dog Oddball to protect a penguin sanctuary from fox attacks in an attempt to reunite his family and save their seaside town.
Teenage Angus adopts a stray dog and names him Yellow. Several days later, while traveling along the coast of British Columbia with Angus' father, John, the boy and dog become stranded when... See full summary »
Napoleon is a little dog that lives in Sydney. He and his mother live with a family, but Napoleon loves to dream about meeting the wild dogs that live far away, and eventually becoming one himself. One day he gets into a basket hung from some balloons and flies away into the sky. The wind carries him to a nearby island where the basket finally lands. There he meets all kinds of different animals; some of them are friendly, but some aren't. With the help of a parakeet friend he learns the secrets of living alone in the island and defending himself from wild animals. He goes in search of the wild dogs, whom he finally finds. He is very happy with them, but then he gets homesick and starts to miss his mother, so he decides to go home again.Written by
Marcos Eduardo Acosta Aldrete
'Captain Johnno' (1988), a movie length film made for television, was the first family and children's feature film directed by director Mario Andreacchio. Previously, he had directed just recently the year before all ten episodes of the family and children's television series 'Pals' (1987). Andreacchio would go on to direct a number of family and children's feature films such as 'Napoleon' (1995), 'The Real Macaw' (1998), 'Elephant Tales' (2006), 'The Dragon Pearl' (2011), and 'Sally Marshall Is Not an Alien' (1999). Andreacchio has also directed family and children's television series such as the 'Second Childhood' episode of the 'More Winners' (1990) series, episodes in the 'Lift Off' (1992-1995) and 'Sky Trackers' (1994) series, and all four episodes of 'The New Adventures of Black Beauty' (1992) mini-series. See more »
When Napoleon meets the "owl", it is not actually an owl. The animal is actually a Tawny Frogmouth. See more »
Sometimes serendipity, dumb luck, and channel-surfing really pays off. That's how we found this terrific treat. Look -- in your cable listings or in your video store -- for this Australian-made movie feature. Total delight -- and you can watch it with your mom, your grandmom, your mom-in-law, even your kids in the same room -- or all by yourself if your macho attitudes requires. [Remember "Paulie"? That's right in this category.] But there's none of the "Old Yeller" boo-hoo stuff, so you-and-they'll be okay and sinus-dry when it's over. It's about a city-bred puppy who just knows he has to connect with his wild cousins, the dingoes. So off he goes -- in a balloon-powered basket (okay, we'll admit we worried about the pup up there in midair, especially when the basket was snared by a pointy-nosed commuter train -- but why give away the good stuff?). The photography is gorgeous, but the animal shots (birds, lizards, turtles, dingoes, etc.) are nothing short of incredible!! "Stunning!!" works, too. No people at all to get in the way, either. Try it. If you don't like it, then you'll just have to wait until the movie version of "Hannibal (the Lecter)" arrives.
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