Tiddalik the frog (A)

Australia, 1985

Film
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Bob Maza tells the Aboriginal legend of the giant frog, Tiddalik who drank all the water in the land, making a desert. The distraught animals got together and tried to make him laugh, which they finally did, so that the water poured out of him. Bob Maza uses simple stick puppets and colourful backdrops, which could easily be copied, to illustrate the legend.

Credits

production company

Classroom Video

producer

Ursula Kolbe

Duration

00:10:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1985

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303303

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Puppet films

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Puppet films

History → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

Music & Performing Arts → Puppet films

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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