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Encyclopedia > Dot and the Kangaroo
Dot and the Kangaroo
Directed by Yoram Gross
Produced by Yoram Gross Studios
Written by Ethel C. Pedley (novel)
Yoram Gross (screenplay)
John Palmer (screenplay)
Starring Lola Brooks
Joan Bruce
Barbara Frawley
Peter Gwynne
Ron Haddrick
Ross Higgins
Richard Meikle
Spike Milligan
June Salter
Music by Bob Young
John Palmer
Marion Von Alderstein
Distributed by Henstooth Video
Release date(s) 1977
Running time 70 min.
Language English
IMDb profile

Dot and the Kangaroo, written in 1899, is a children's book by Ethel C. Pedley about a little girl named Dot who gets lost in the Australian outback and is eventually befriended by a kangaroo and several other marsupials. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... YORAM GROSS is internationally recognised as Australia’s leading producer and director of quality children’s and family entertainment. ... Cover of a 1920 publication of Dot and the Kangaroo Ethel Charlotte Pedley (June 19, 1859-August 6, 1898) was an author and musician. ... YORAM GROSS is internationally recognised as Australia’s leading producer and director of quality children’s and family entertainment. ... John Palmer is the name of several notable individuals, including: John McAuley Palmer (1817-1900), U.S. Civil War general and governor of Illinois; John McAuley Palmer (1870-1955), American First World War general and military theorist, the grandson of the first John McCauley Palmer; John Palmer (1785-1840), U... Barbara Frawley is an Australian actress. ... Ross Higgins (14 June 1931) is an Australian actor, best known for his role as Ted Bulpitt in the television sitcom Kingswood Country. ... Terence Alan Milligan, KBE, (16 April 1918–27 February 2002), known as Spike Milligan, was an Irish writer, artist, musician, humanitarian, comedian, and poet. ... June Salter (born 22 June 1932-died 15 September 2001) is an Australian actress. ... Bob Young Robert Bob Young was born in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada and graduated from the University of Toronto. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Cover of a 1920 publication of Dot and the Kangaroo Ethel Charlotte Pedley (June 19, 1859-August 6, 1898) was an author and musician. ... A tourism sign post Yalgoo, Western Australia The Dingo Fence near Coober Pedy Fitzgerald River National Park in Western Australia Outback refers to remote and arid areas of Australia, although the term colloquially can cover any lands outside of the main urban areas. ... Species Macropus rufus Macropus giganteus Macropus fuliginosus Macropus antilopinus A kangaroo is a marsupial from the family Macropodidae. ... Orders Didelphimorphia Paucituberculata Microbiotheria Dasyuromorphia Peramelemorphia Notoryctemorphia Diprotodontia Sparassodonta (extinct) Marsupials are mammals in which the female typically has a pouch (called the marsupium, from which the name Marsupial derives) in which it rears its young through early infancy. ...

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Film adaptations

The book was adapted into a movie in 1977 that featured a combination of animation and live-action. The main character, Dot, was voiced by Barbara Frawley. The movie featured an original soundtrack including several lyrical melodies composed by Bob Young, John Palmer and Marion Von Alderstein. The movie backdrop was filmed on location in and around the Jenolan Caves of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Australia. Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Animation is the rapid display of a sequence of images of 2-D artwork or model positions in order to create an illusion of movement. ... Barbara Frawley is an Australian actress. ... Bob Young Robert Bob Young was born in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada and graduated from the University of Toronto. ... The Lucas Cave at Jenolan Caves The Jenolan Caves are a series of remarkable caverns in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia; 175 kilometres west of Sydney. ... A panoramic view of the Blue Mountains The Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia, are situated approximately 100 kilometres west of Sydney. ... Capital Sydney Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Professor Marie Bashir Premier Morris Iemma (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 50  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $305,437 (1st)  - Product per capita  $45,153/person (4th) Population (End of March 2006)  - Population  6,817,100 (1st)  - Density  8. ...


Another eight movies in the series were made by the Yoram Gross studios by 1994. The theme behind all of the films in the Dot series is the negative impact of humanity on animal life in nature. YORAM GROSS is internationally recognised as Australia’s leading producer and director of quality children’s and family entertainment. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ...


The complete series of films are as follows:

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ...

Release

A DVD version of the film was released on October 30, 2001. In the 1980s, Family Home Entertainment had an American release on home video (possibly the only Australian cartoon to be released on home video by the company). In Australia there is a complete series DVD set of all the Dot films. DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 62 days remaining. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Family Home Entertainment (FHE) is an American home video company, founded in 1982, which releases childrens and family-oriented programming, most notably the popular 1980s Marvel/Sunbow television series The Transformers, G.I. Joe, Jem, as well as ThunderCats, the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series,Gumby, and...


Soundtrack

Lyrics by John Palmer:

  • Dreamtime
  • Quark Ducks
  • The Bunyip (Bunyip Moon)
  • Platypus Duet
  • Click-ity Click
  • In The Kangaroo Pouch

Lyrics by Marion Von Alderstein

  • I'm a Frog


Additional lyrics by Bob Young.
Recorded by Maurie Wilmore. Bob Young Robert Bob Young was born in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada and graduated from the University of Toronto. ...


Controversy

Surrounding the first of the movies, titled "Dot and the Kangaroo," is some controversy and alleged drug references. Regardless of the nature or implications of the movie's script, numerous cannabis plants are visible in both the foreground and background of the movie on several occasions. Furthermore, Kangaroo gives Dot a root to eat, called the "Root of Understanding," but warns, "You mustn't eat too much ... If you eat too much, you'll know too much." Others claim that such occurrences are a mere coincidence.


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Dot and the Kangaroo
  • PDF of the (public domain) text.
  • Dot character page at Yoram Gross website
  • Dot and the Kangaroo, available at Project Gutenberg. (with original illustrations)

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