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Footrot Flats Film – 1986 Animation Comedy Adaptation

Footrot Flats

Film – 1986 Animation Comedy Adaptation

PG Parental Guidance
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In 1986 Footrot Flats: The Dog's (Tail) Tale and its theme song ‘Slice of Heaven’ were huge hits in New Zealand and Australia. The movie starred the characters from Murray Ball's beloved Footrot Flats comic strip; it was NZ's first — and to date only — animated feature. Kiwiana questions touted the film: Will Wal become an All Black? Will Cooch recover his stolen stag? Will the Dog win your hearts and funny bones? And punters answered at the box office. This John Toon-shot trailer (above) doubled as a promo for the Dave Dobbyn-Herbs song to smartly leverage both.

Key Cast & Crew

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John Barnett

Producer

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Pat Cox

Producer

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Murray Ball

Writer, Original Author, Director

Produced by

Magpie Productions

Rights

The copyright for this title is held by Magpie Productions.

Music

Music composed and performed by Dave Dobbyn. 'Slice of Heaven' performed by Dobbyn and Herbs.

Buy it

Available on DVD from South Pacific Pictures and Products New Zealand.