Dot and the kangaroo

Australia, 1977

Film

Dot, the little daughter of a settler in the Australian outback loses her way in the bush. Terrified by the dark shadows and unfamiliar sounds of the bush, she is soon befriended by a big kangaroo. Dot travels in the kangaroo’s pouch on an adventure packed journey. She meets many bush animals and birds - koala, platypus, kookaburra and other indigenous Australian creatures. She runs into danger as she and the kangaroo are chased by angry dingoes. There is tension and excitement until, with the help of the bush creatures, Dot finally finds her home and the kangaroo returns to her natural environment.

Last on display

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Credits

producer/director

Yoram Gross

production company

Yoram Gross Films

Language

English

Duration

01:11:50:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

35614

Audience classifications

G

Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Kangaroos

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Australia

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file H264; NFSA Digital Access Copy

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