Cats and Dogs

New Zealand has a fine tradition of Kiwi canines on screen. Felines, however, can be a little trickier to wrangle when the cameras roll. This collection celebrates our favourite screen cats and dogs – somewhat weighted toward the latter. From Spot to Dog, plus Rastus, Hairy Maclary, Scarface Claw, and much more. We can’t forget “Bugger", a canine that drives or classic series A Dog’s Show – man and his dog (plus sheep) proving a winning formula for Kiwi TV gold in the 1980s. So Sit! Watch. And enjoy a purrfect canine and feline mix...

Goodnight Kiwi

Television, 1981–1994 (Full Length)

Campbell Live - Driving Dogs

Television, 2012 (Excerpts)

Newsnight - Rastus the Cat

Television, 1994 (Excerpts)

A Dog's Show - 1981 Final

Television, 1981 (Full Length Episode)

Wonderful World - TV One Channel ID

Television, 1991 (Full Length)

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy

Short Film, 1996 (Full Length)

The Making of Footrot Flats

Television, 1986 (Full Length)

The Lion Man - First Episode

Television, 2004 (Full Length Episode)

Spot - Telecom

Commercial, 1991–1998 (Full Length)


Short Film, 1986 (Full Length)

Prize Bitch

Television, 2001 (Excerpts)

Bugger - Toyota Hilux

Commercial, 1999 (Full Length)

Hounds - Episode Five

Television, 2012 (Full Length Episode)

Pictorial Parade No. 52 - Up to Scratch

Short Film, 1956 (Excerpts)

This Film is a Dog

Short Film, 1996 (Full Length)

Tux Wonder Dogs - Series Six, Episode Six

Television, 1998 (Full Length Episode)

Cactus Cat

Look Blue Go Purple, Music Video, 1986

The Frog, the Dog, and the Devil

Short Film, 1986 (Full Length)

Chic Chat - 1981 Episode

Television, 1981 (Full Length Episode)

Footrot Flats

Film, 1986 (Trailer)

Aroha Bridge - 09, MeTube (Series One, Episode Nine)

Web, 2013 (Full Length Episode)


Fatcat & Fishface

Bryan and Bobby - SNAP

Television, 2014 (Full Length)

Outdoor Dogs

Short Film, 1953 (Full Length)

One Hundred and Forty Days Under the World

Short Film, 1964 (Full Length)


Short Film, 1995 (Full Length)

Melting Pot

When The Cat's Away, Music Video, 1988


Short Film, 1993 (Full Length)

Dirty Creature

Short Film, 1995 (Full Length)