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Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy

Short Film (Full Length) – 1996


Based on the chldren's books by Lynley Dodd, this show follows beloved dog Hairy Maclary on his adventures in the neighbourhood. Opening with the theme tune familiar to many Kiwi families, this is Hairy's first screen adventure, introducing his canine mates — Schnitzel von Krumm, Bottomley Potts and Muffin McClay — and his tomcat tormenter: Scarface Claw! Actor Miranda Harcourt narrates, capturing the rhythms of Dodd's prose that have seen the stories sell in the millions since they first appeared in 1983. The 10-part series was animated by the late Euan Frizzell.

Out of the gate / And off for a walk / Went Hairy Maclary / From Donaldson's Dairy.
– The famous first lines of Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy

Key Cast & Crew

Euan Frizzell

Director, Animator

Shaun Bell


Lynley Dodd

Writer, Original Illustrations

Cheryl Kerr

Post-production Coordinator

John Forster


Rochelle Gore


See all 18 credits

Produced by

Gnome Productions

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