Waltzing Matilda

Australia, 1985

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In this humorous claymation dramatisation of Banjo Paterson’s famous poem, all of the characters, with the exception of the ill-fated sheep thief, are transformed into animals. Shot on a set designed to replicate Russell Drysdale’s Outback paintings, the film brings to life and explains the terminology of the lyrics.

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John Morris

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South Australian Film Corporation


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