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This classic saga by Homer is set in ancient Greece, where Odysseus conquers many grave perils, like the lonely Circe and the awesome One Eyed Cyclops.


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Credited cast:
Tim Elliott Tim Elliott ... (voice) (as Tim Elliot)
John Ewart ... (voice)
Ron Haddrick ... (voice)
Paul Johnstone ... (voice)
Juliet Jordan Juliet Jordan ... (voice) (as Juliet Jordon)
Barry Langrishe Barry Langrishe ... (voice) (as Barry Langrish)
Jennifer Mellet Jennifer Mellet ... (voice)


Odysseus, King of Ithaca fails to return home after the Greeks conquer Troy. The Olympian Gods discuss his problem with the Sea God, while his faithful wife Penelope is wooed by many ambitious Princelings who hope to capture his throne. This classic saga by Homer is set in ancient Greece, where Odysseus conquers many grave perils, like the lonely Circe and the awesome One Eyed Cyclops. Written by Paul Gerard Kennedy

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One of Burbank Films Australia's worst
30 June 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Now before I get shot down, I do enjoy a lot of Burbank Films Australia's output, particularly Wind in the Willows and Peter Pan. The Odyssey is one of their worst in my opinion alongside 20000 Leagues Under the Sea and The Prisoner of Zenda. I have always had mixed feelings on the animation quality of the Burbank Film Australia animations, some like Peter Pan are colourful and fluid, others like Three Musketeers look flat and inelegant, and sadly for me The Odyssey's quality fell into the latter quality. A lot of the character designs were stiff especially the facial expressions and the backgrounds had no life to them. The music could've been rousing like in Treasure Island or The Adventures of Robin Hood(for examples) but feels over-bearing instead, while the characters don't convince with the more heroic characters silly and bland and the peril especially the cyclops unintentionally goofy. The voice acting is wooden and perhaps too clichéd. Things are not helped by the rushed pacing and action, hilariously cheesy dialogue("Nobody is Killing Me!") and a story that not just suffers from numerous and unrecognisable deviations from the text but also from a complete lack of thrills, suspense or genuine excitement. Overall, I like Burbank but The Odyssey I sadly quite disliked this time round. 1/10 Bethany Cox

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