Nippers, chompers, grinders

Australia, 1980

Film

A film on dental hygiene for children ages 5-8. Janis, who refuses to brush her teeth, disappears down the plughole in order to escape that boring task. She meets three monsters, Nippers, Chompers and Grinders, each with specific tooth ailments and helps them overcome their disabilities. Voices: Valma Bolton, Colin Van Cao, Evelyn Krape, Stephen Radic, Claire Dobbin.

Where to watch/play

Available to watch on ACMI premises over WiFi for purposes of research and study

Credits

production company

Swinburne Institute of Technology. Film and Television School

director
Duration

00:05:40:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1980

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

013940

Language

English

Subject categories

Amateur & Student Films

Amateur & Student Films → Student films - Australia

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Australia

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children's films - Australia

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Dental health education

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Teeth - Care and hygiene

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

U-Matic; Access Print (Section 1)

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - presentation

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