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Dot and the Kangaroo (1977)
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Dot and the Kangaroo (1977)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Australia
Duration: 71 min.
Story: An Australian settler girl gets lost in the outback, but she is befriended by a kangaroo who gives her a ride in her pouch as they search for the girl's home. Aiding the pair are musically gifted koalas, platypuses, and kookaburras in this 72-minute film based on Ethel Pedley's 1899 children's book, with animated humans and animals superimposed upon a live background. Children will be touched by the relationship between the child and her marsupial protector, who has lost her own joey. But they may also be frightened by the mythical bunyip (a threatening animal-bird hybrid) or the heroines' violent confrontation with snarling dingoes. Finally, children who are used to happy endings will be mystified that the kangaroo never finds her own baby, and Dot, although returned home, sobs when separated from her beloved kangaroo. The film movingly dissolves from a weeping Dot to footage of real kangaroos bounding through the Australian bush. Ages 3 to 8. --Kimberly Heinrichs
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, cult film, 2d animation
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: kangaroo, adventure, youth, friendship, family, heroes, friends, family relations, misfit, animal life, escapades, wilderness, disorder, rescue, young heroes, australian outback, animals, talking animals, aborigine, frog, sadness, duck, surrealism, lost in the woods, koala ...
Place: australia

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Duration: 70 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 74 min.
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Moonbeam Bear and His Friends (2008)
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Duration: 71 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
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Style: semi serious, stylized, feel good, humorous
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The Care Bears Movie (1985)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Millionaire Dogs (1999)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 84 min.
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