animated movie Dot and the Kangaroo © Yoram Gross
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Dot and the Kangaroo

Dot, the daughter of settlers in the Australian outback, gets lost in the bush. Terrified by the sights and sounds and apparent menances around her, she is befriended by a kangaroo, with whom she embarks on a journey home, accompanied by other Australian animal characters, both heroes and villains.

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I can remember very little about the "Dot" films from my childhood; except I think the 1987 film "Dot goes to Hollywood." I had recently ordered the DVD of this...
Created by: Yoram Gross
Language: English
Country of Origin: Australia
Featuring the voices of:
Barbara Frawley ... Dot
Joan Bruce ... The Kangaroo
Spike Milligan ... Mr. Platypus
June Salter ... Mrs. Platypus
Ross Higgins ... Willie Wagtail
Directed by: Yoram Gross
Produced by: Yoram Gross
Musical Score by: Bob Young
Writing Credits: John Palmer and Yoram Gross
Based on: The book by Ethel Pedley

A big hit on its release in 1977, Dot and the Kangaroo skipped across the Atlantic/Pacific, and was the first of ten (yes, 10) Dot films.

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