The Animation Collection

Animated plasticine. Talking chickens. Dancing Cossacks. Plus old favourites bro'Town, Hairy Maclary and Footrot Flats. From Len Lye to Gollum, feast on the talents of Kiwi animators. In his backgrounder to the Animation Collection, NZ On Screen's Ian Pryor provides handy pathways through the frogs, dogs and stop motion shenanigans. 

bro'Town - The Weakest Link (First Episode)

Television, 2004 (Full Length Episode)

Goodnight Kiwi

Television, 1981–1994 (Full Length)

From Len Lye to Gollum - New Zealand Animators

Television, 2004 (Full Length)

25 April

Film, 2015 (Trailer, Excerpts, and Extras)

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy

Short Film, 1996 (Full Length)

The Making of Footrot Flats

Television, 1986 (Full Length)

The Frog, the Dog, and the Devil

Short Film, 1986 (Full Length)

Hugo and Holly - Kentucky Fried Chicken

Commercial, 1975 (Full Length)

Radio with Pictures - Fane Flaws opening titles

Television, 1987 (Full Length)

Dancing Cossacks - 1975 National Party

Commercial, 1975 (Full Length)

Swinging the Lambeth Walk

Len Lye, Music Video, 1939

Space Flight

Short Film, 1962 (Full Length)


The Pen

Short Film, 2001–2010


Short Film, 2009 (Full Length)

Decimal Currency Changeover

Commercial, 1967 (Full Length)

Preferably Blue

Short Film, 2011 (Full Length)

Bride of Frankenstein

Toy Love, Music Video, 1980

Blue Willow

Short Film, 2005 (Full Length)

King Kong

Film, 2005 (Trailer)

Life On Ben - Series One Compilation

Television, 2003 (Full Length Episodes)

Red Scream

Short Film, 1994 (Full Length)

Flip & Two Twisters

Television, 1995 (Full Length)

Footrot Flats

Film, 1986 (Trailer)

The WotWots - Whistle Wots (Series Two, Episode 63)

Television, 2011 (Full Length Episode)


Aroha Bridge

Web, 2013–2019


Short Film, 1999 (Full Length)

The Nightwatchman

Short Film, 1993 (Full Length)

Grunt Machine - Opening Titles

Television, 1975 (Excerpts)


Short Film, 2013 (Full Length)

Egg and Bomb

Short Film, 2004 (Full Length)

Dr Grordbort Presents: The Deadliest Game

Short Film, 2011 (Full Length)

The Great White Man-Eating Shark

Short Film, 1991 (Full Length)

Te Rerenga Wairua

Short Film, 1984 (Full Length)

Staines Down Drains - Drainland Unplugged (First Episode)

Television, 2006 (Full Length Episode)

Pearl, Florrie and the Bull

Short Film, 2004 (Full Length)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Film, 2002 (Trailer)

Unfurnished Room for Rent

Short Film, 1997 (Full Length)

The Simon Eliot Show

Television, 2007–2008 (Excerpts)

A Tall Long Faced Tale

Television, 2008 (Excerpts)


Short Film, 1994 (Full Length)

New Zealand Centenary of Cinema - Greg Page

Short Film, 1996 (Full Length)

Loading Docs 2014 - Baba

Web, 2014 (Full Length)

Love Love Love

Avalanche City, Music Video, 2011

Man with Issues

Short Film, 2003 (Full Length)

The Grocer's Apprentice

Short Film, 1997 (Full Length)

I Can't Stop Being Foolish

The Mint Chicks, Music Video, 2009

The Orchard

Short Film, 1995 (Full Length)


The Adventures of Massey Ferguson

Television, 2004

Turning Brown and Torn in Two

Tall Dwarfs, Music Video, 1987

Eat Your Cake; I'm a Vietnamese Refugee

Short Film, 2010 (Full Length)

Burning Yearning

Short Film, 1989 (Full Length)

Noise Control

Short Film, 2008 (Full Length)


Fatcat & Fishface, Music Video, 2009


Short Film, 1964 (Full Length)

Come Here

Dimmer, Music Video, 2004

Nothing's Going To Happen

Tall Dwarfs, Music Video, 1981

Four Shorts on Architecture

Short Film, 1975 (Full Length)