BLINKY BILL Adapted from Dorothy Wall's beloved and iconic literary works by Aussie animation trailblazer Yoram Gross, Blinky Bill tells the colourful tale of a koala and life on the land with his animal friends. The peace and charm of their existence is shattered by the destruction of their homes and habitat by humans. Challenged to rescue his mother from captivity, Blinky Bill rallies his friends for high adventure. Featuring lively songs and a stellar voice cast including Keith Scott, Robyn Moore and Ross Higgins, Blinky Bill is delightfully animated on live-action bush backgrounds. SKIPPY AND THE INTRUDERSUndeniable hero of the Australian TV scene and pop culture pin-up, Skippy The Bush Kangaroo takes a giant leap into his first ever feature film in Skippy and The Intruders. This rarely seen 1969 stand-alone production takes place in the famed Waratah National Park and continues the intrepid adventures of young Sonny Hammond (Garry Pankhurst) alongside his ever-reliable marsupial friend. The Intruders arrive in the form of two suspicious divers (Ron Graham and Jeff Ashby) seeking a park permit to carry out regulation abalone fishing. With their request granted by Chief Ranger Matt Hammond (Ed Devereaux) they begin an underwater operation which involves a clandestine treasure hunt in a submersible to retrieve the cargo of lost gold from a sunken wreck. When Sonny, Clancy (Liza Goddard) and Skippy discover the truth behind the divers' duplicity and uncover a complex smuggling ring in the process they are captured and summarily locked up. With Matt and Flight Ranger Jerry (Tony Bonner, The Lighthorsemen) on the case, aided by a sympathetic woman named Meg (Jeanie Drynan, Muriel's Wedding) it will take nerve, ingenuity and every trick in Skippy's pouch to get them out of this tight bind.DOT AND THE KANGAROO A timeless tale of childhood adventure, adapted from Ethel Pedley's much-loved book, Dot and the Kangaroo captures an era of innocence and discovery, where Australia's wilderness is home to a variety of wide-eyed and inquisitive creatures ready to make friends. Follow the journey of settler's daughter Dot, a naive young girl lost and alone in the bush - a desperate child in need of help to find her way home. Overcoming her fears of the surrounding unknown, Dot is befriended by a big Red Kangaroo who is searching for her lost Joey. Safely nestled in the kangaroo's soft pouch, Dot has the trip of a lifetime, bounding from one adventure to the next - coming into contact with a variety of bush creatures along the way such as a koala, platypus, kookaburra and even a mob of angry dingoes. A unique blend of live action photography and cel animation from award-winning filmmaker Yoram Gross (Blinky Bill), with lively songs and music by Bob Young and John Palmer, Dot and the Kangaroo is a charming Australian entertainment for young at heart.
This is a Region 4 disc, the local region for Australia.