What's that movie with the baby Kangaroo?
January 5, 2005 7:16 AM   Subscribe

Obscure movie ... no one I've talked to has ever recalled this, but I swear it exists.

When I was child (in the early 80s), on of my favorite movies was this animated movie about a Joey (a baby kangaroo) who was separated from his mother during a war. He had a few friends ... a wallaby that rolled around in a watermelon and a koala. At the end of the movie, he finds his mother, and apparently I would always cry, so my mom stopped allowing me to watch it.

I have no clue what it's called. Does this sound even vaguely familiar to anyone?
posted by bozichsl to Media & Arts (12 answers total)
 
As touching as all of that was, a [more inside] would have been preferable.
posted by MrZero at 7:21 AM on January 5, 2005


Was it animated characters over real-world background? If it was, I don't know the name, but I sort of remember it too. I think there was a platypus sequence that freaked me out.
posted by COBRA! at 7:36 AM on January 5, 2005


Did the mother find Joey with the help of a little girl? Because I think I vaguely remember this movie. Not the title, which would be helpful though. Sorry.
posted by FunkyHelix at 7:37 AM on January 5, 2005


Yes, sort of animated over real-world background. I think I remember that the war looked *real.*

I didn't remember a little girl off-hand, but that could definitely be part of it.

Thanks!
posted by bozichsl at 7:40 AM on January 5, 2005


Dot and the Kangaroo?
posted by iconomy at 7:45 AM on January 5, 2005


are you sure it was a movie? because there was a Saturday Morning cartoon called Kwickie Koala that sounds like it might be what you were watching.
posted by getupandgo at 7:47 AM on January 5, 2005


Wow - thanks. I think that's it!
posted by bozichsl at 7:47 AM on January 5, 2005


It's Dot and the Kangaroo -- Thanks!
posted by bozichsl at 7:55 AM on January 5, 2005


The Bunyip scene from Dot & Kangaroo used to scare me as a kid...
posted by agropyron at 8:07 AM on January 5, 2005


As touching as all of that was, a [more inside] would have been preferable.

Yes, it should have been "Obscure movie [More Inside]"</sarcasm>

Seriously, I'll disagree with MrZero--this was not too long to go entirely on the front page.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 9:19 AM on January 5, 2005


Agreed.
posted by iconomy at 10:00 AM on January 5, 2005


All I can remember of the movie is being scared of the Bunyip. No story, no characters, not even what the Bunyip looked like. Just that there was something scary in it and I remember the word bunyip.
posted by Bugbread at 12:50 PM on January 5, 2005


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