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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 ... Jack the Farmhand (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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Storyline

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

Color:

Color
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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 red kangaroo speaks verbally to Dot before Dot tastes the 'Food of Understanding'. 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 and the Whale (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Dreamtime
Music by Bob Young
Lyrics by John Palmer
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Still affecting, it contains an intriguing blend of themes.
23 December 2001 | by ereshkigal54See all my reviews

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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