Young girl Dot and her friend Nelson the dolphin find Tonga, a beached whale who lost her family in whalers attack and wants to die. Dot believes that Moby Dick could convince Tonga to live, so Nelson takes Dot to Antarctica to find him.
Dot promises a mother kangaroo that she will find her lost joey. An orphaned rabbit overhears this promise and pretends to be a kangaroo because he wants a mom. Dot and the rabbit travel ... See full summary »
Eight entry in the series of animated films about a little Australian girl called Dot and her animal friends. Dot competes to become a film star in 1930s Hollywood in order to pay for the operation that could save her sick koala friend.
Russia sends a dog called Whyka into space. With the help of a monkey called Buster, Dot rescues the stranded dog only to end up on a planet ruled by fascist Papa Drop who wages war on those who aren't perfectly shaped.
After failing to sell any of his paintings at a funfair, an artist begins to tell his granddaughter about the origins of his paintings. We are then transported on board a British convict ... See full summary »
Still affecting, it contains an intriguing blend of themes.
As in another user comment on this movie, I first saw this on HBO as a kid. The mix of live footage and animation makes the events in the story seem more authentic and believable and also maintains a connection with reality that drives home the ecological message. As a kid, I remember liking the songs, which are still enjoyable, and being fascinated by the aboriginal elements. Upon second viewing recently, I was struck by the environmental and anthropological themes. It is still magical, and the ending remains affecting.
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