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“The animated story of the Dog and his friends and enemies.

“FOOTROT FLATS is the archetypal farming community that everyone knows exists somewhere.

“In Murray Ball's iconic cartoon strips - and now in the animated feature film - the day-to-day events of Footrot Flats are chronicled by an extremely intelligent dog with a great sense of his own worth. He is simply known as "Dog".

“Meanwhile ... the dastardly Murphys steal Cooch's prize stag ... Dog, Jess and the heroic Horse do battle with the forces of evil - the hellhounds, Vernon and his Vermin and the dreaded crocopigs.

“Will Wal become an All Black? Where is Cooch's stag? Will Horse prevail over Vernon and his Vermin. Will Jess be devoured by the dreaded crocopigs? What is Dog's real name? Will Wal find eternal happiness with Cheeky Hobson?” - New Zealand Film Commission;; 28/01/2014.

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Year 1986

Reference number F7602

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Feature

Duration 1:12:00

Production company Magpie Productions

Credits Cast: John Clarke
Cast: Peter Rowley
Cast: Rāwiri Paratene
Cast: Fiona Samuel
Cast: Billy T James
Director: Murray Ball
Producer: John Barnett
Producer: Pat Cox
Writer: Murray Ball
Writer: Tom Scott
Animation Director: Robbert Smit
Production Supervisor: Mike Midlam
Voice Production: Chris Hampson
Sound Design: John McKay
Backgrounds: Richard Zaloudek
Music: Dave Dobbyn
Editor: Michael Horton
Editor: Denis Jones
Funded By: New Zealand Film Commission

Related Link New Zealand Film Commission

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