Saturday Morning Cartoons: Dot and the Kangaroo – 35mm

4 December
Location informationArc Cinema
Event cost$10

Saturday Morning Cartoons is our monthly spot for cartoon lovers – young and young at heart. From classic Aussie TV, to recent animated films, there’s something different every month, but always in the name of fun!   

Dot and the Kangaroo, originally released in 1977, was the second animated feature film ever made in Australia. It features beautiful animation layered on top of a live action background.  

It is the story of a lost little girl (voiced by Barbara Frawley), and the kangaroo (voiced by Joan Bruce) that helps her on her journey. It is the kangaroo’s unconditional kindness that is the emotional centre of the story.

Dot and the Kangaroo’s themes and emotional messages are timeless … capable of reducing even grown-ups to blubbery messes’ – The Guardian  

Presented on a 35mm film print from the NFSA collection. 



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