Skippy: protecting the environment

Skippy: protecting the environment
Fauna Productions

This compilation of clips from Skippy shows the care taken by producers to stress the importance of caring for the environment and its wildlife.

Skippy lived in the bush at Waratah National Park and was never a pet of the Hammond family. Also seen in this compilation are Waratah's Head Ranger, Matt Hammond (Ed Devereaux), and his sons Sonny (Garry Pankhurst) and Mark (Ken James), as well as Flight Ranger Jerry King (Tony Bonner) and Clancy Merrick (Liza Goddard).

A total of three series and 91 episodes of Skippy (AKA Skippy the Bush Kangaroo) were produced by Fauna Productions between 1966 and 1969. There was also a spin-off feature film, The Intruders (AKA Skippy and the Intruders), directed by Lee Robinson and released in Australia in December 1969.

Notes by Stephen Groenewegen