For any of you over 30, this might be a big flashback. In the late 70s when movies like Mad Max, The Long Weekend and Mad Dog Mordan (amongst others) were saturating Australian screens, Dot And The Kangaroo came along and offered the kids something uniquely Aussie. It's a wonderful film... really gorgeous. Animated against a live action backdrop and set in the Australian bush, it is based on the popular 1899 children's book about a young girl, Dot, who becomes lost in the bush and meets an assortment of animals. She befriends a big red kangaroo and together they search for Dot's home. I would describe it as an Australian answer to the Wizard of Oz combined with The Jungle Book. It's such a unique little movie and it's a shame that its been forgotten with time. Director Yoram Gross went on to direct 8 more Dot movies as well as other films (Blinky Bill) and some of these are available outside of Australia (absurd). My video transfer copy is grainy and aged.. I would love to see a delicious remastered release on dvd and/or bluray.
EDIT: The film and it's sequels recently received a "collection" release. All in the one pack.