Footrot Flats: The Dog's Tale
Set in the fictional rural town of Raupo, New Zealand, 'The Dog's Tale' features the characters of the popular NZ comic strip 'Footrot Flats'. The central characters are 'Dog', a border collie sheepdog, and his best mate, farmer, and rugby hopeful, Wal. Several storylines intersect as the Footrot gang try to rescue Cooch's prize stag from the villainous Murphy's, Dog tries to keep Wal apart from the seductive hairdresser 'Cheeky' Hobson, rescue his own girlfriend Jess, and not get killed in the process, and Wal attempts to impress the selectors of the New Zealand All-Blacks rugby squad.
|Peter Rowley||... Dog|
|John Clarke||... Wal|
|Peter Hayden||... Cooch, Irish Murphy|
|Rawiri Paratene||... Rangi|
|Fiona Samuel||... Cheeky Hobson, Pongo|
|Dorothy McKegg||... Aunt Dolly|
|Billy T. James||... Pawai|
|Brian Sergent||... Spit Murphy|
|Marshall Napier||... Hunk Murphy|
|Michael Haigh||... Rugby Commentator|
New Zealand's first animated feature film (though it was mainly made in Australia), and at the time of its release, the largest grossing New Zealand film in history.
Based on the comic strip 'Footrot Flats', which was massively popular in Australia and New Zealand from the late 70's, and remained in print until 1999.