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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.

Director:

Stuart McDonald

Writer:

Peter Ivan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shane Jacobson ... Swampy Marsh
Sarah Snook ... Emily Marsh
Alan Tudyk ... Bradley Slater
Coco Jack Gillies ... Olivia Marsh
Richard Davies ... Jack Jones
Deborah Mailman ... Mayor Lake / Narrator
Kai Kai ... Oddball
Tegan Higginbotham ... Zoe
Meeko Meeko ... Missy
Chip Chip ... Pocket
Dave Lawson Dave Lawson ... Sergeant Gosch
Edith Edith ... Pocket's Girlfriend
Stinky Stinky ... Fox
Frank Woodley Frank Woodley ... Dog Catcher
Terry Camilleri ... Judge Burns
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Storyline

The true story about an eccentric chicken farmer (Shane Jacobson) who, with the help of his granddaughter, trains his mischievous dog Oddball to protect a wild penguin sanctuary from fox attacks and in the process tries to reunite his family and save their seaside town. Written by Roadshow Films

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Every underdog has his day.

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Adventure | Family

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2015 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Oddball and the Penguins See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Oddball was partly filmed in Warrnambool, Victoria. See more »

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The building from which Oddball is rescued is an animal hospital (actually, the University of Melbourne Veterinary Hospital), not a dog pound. Australian dog pounds are much smaller and less 'palatial'. See more »

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Magical Garden
Written by Gerrit Wunder and Dorothee Badent
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Entertaining family fare
2 May 2017 | by faaus72See all my reviews

Oddball is, if a bit formulaic, well done and rewarding.

The intertwined elements of family-love, nature's treasures and a heartwarming dog combine for our pleasure.

The location of the story is one of magical beauty.

The characters are well-drawn and believable.

The fact that it's based on a true story makes it even more special.


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