animated movie Footrot Flats: The Dog's Tale © Magpie Productions
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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.

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I found this rather dull.rnThough I dont have any expereince of the comics books I watched this not expecting much and I didnt get much.rnrnThe only bit I liked was...
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Footrot Flats was the creation of New Zealand cartoonist Murray Ball. It was, in my slightly biased opinion, possibly the best syndicated comic strip on Earth, and at its peak,...
Created by: Magpie Productions
Language: English
Country of Origin: Australia / New Zealand
Featuring the voices of:
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
Directed by: Murray Ball
Produced by: John Barnett and Pat Cox
Musical Score by: Dave Dobbyn
Theme Music by: Dave Dobbyn
Writing Credits: Murray Ball and Tom Scott
Supervising / Directing Animators: Robert Smit

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.

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