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Dot and the Kangaroo (1977)

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

Director:

Yoram Gross (as Yoram J. Gross)

Writers:

Yoram Gross (screenplay), John Palmer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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

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Official Sites:

Official site [Australia]

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1977 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Dot et le Kangourou See more »

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Mono

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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 »

Alternate Versions

The Digiview Entertainment US DVD print of the film cuts out two songs: the first "In the Kangaroo Pouch" and "Quack Ducks". See more »

Connections

Followed by Dot in Space (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bunyip
Music by Bob Young
Lyrics by John Palmer
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not for emotional children
1 August 2004 | by leogrl1733See all my reviews

Oh my gosh this movie tops sad of all sad! All I remember of this movie was how traumatized I was as a child by it. Every time it was going to be on my family tried to keep me from seeing it but every once in a while I would catch a glimpse and make them let me watch it and then I would go into hysterics at the end. It would normally take about an hour and a half to settle me down, so I'm told, I would cry so hard that I would end up throwing up. I asked my friends, now in their mid twenties if they remembered this movie from childhood and they all said they did and they all remembered crying and such when they watched it as well. I can still remember poor dot screaming and crying for her kangaroo to come back to her after leaving her at her home and he never comes back! It was just horrible! Why would anyone make a movie so sad? geez!


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