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Titles tagged with ‘anthropomorphism’

15 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

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Bananas in Pyjamas – Banana Breakfast television program – 1999

The combination of visually appealing characters with the 'Bananas in Pyjamas’ song created a highly popular and commercially successful preschool series.

C

Cartoons of the Moment – The War Zoo newsreel – c1915

Cartoonist Harry Julius used animals to represent the various countries involved in the First World War, creating easily identifiable – and satirical – character stereotypes.

Cartoons of the Moment – Today the German Monster Threatens the World newsreel – c1916

This powerful piece of anti-German propaganda was a recruitment tool to persuade Australian men of fighting age that their help was urgently needed in the war effort.

E

Elephant Tales feature film – 2006

Elephant Tales tells the story of two orphaned elephant brothers Zef and Tutu and their search for a new future.

F

The Ferals – An Explosion of Talent television program – 1994

This irreverent puppet-live action series about a mangy group of animals pushes the boundaries of children’s television.

H

Hot to Trot short film – 1977

A cartoon adventure featuring Captain Goodvibes, the pig of steel, and his sidekick Astro.

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Kindergarten Playtime television program – 1959

In 1959, two years after the Soviet Union’s Sputnik satellite is launched, Australia’s first pre-school television show tackles space travel.

King Billy’s First Car advertisement – 1939

This cartoon carries the message that progress incurs sacrifice – be it moral, economic, social or political.

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Love Song short film – 1998

In this animated short film, a singing punk rat tries his luck in the game of love.

Love Tricycle short film – 2003

Love Tricycle is like Grease with bicycles instead of people, complete with a high school, a love affair and a showdown between rivals on the racetrack.

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Mr Squiggle and Friends – Cheer Up television program – 1990

A 1990s episode of iconic children’s series Mr Squiggle and Friends created and performed by Norman Hetherington, written by Margaret Hetherington and co-presented by their daughter Rebecca Hetherington.

Mr Squiggle and Friends – Episode 148 television program – c1960

Mr Squiggle is one of the most recognised children’s television characters. Although no longer on air, he continues to appear at exhibitions and science fiction conventions.

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Serving Suggestion short film – 1998

In this animated short, little Kevin’s rampage at the supermarket goes too far.

Skippy – Be Our Guest television program – 1968

Clancy wants to make a good impression on her visiting mother. Instead, she gets lost in the bush where she is rescued by a group of Aboriginal men (played by visiting members of the Aboriginal Theatre from Yirrkala, Arnhem Land).

Skippy – Long Way Home television program – 1968

Dastardly Dr Stark kidnaps ‘no ordinary kangaroo’ Skippy for his own private zoo, but Skippy has other plans.