Looking for a childhood favorite...
Dani | Baton Rouge, LA USA | 12/25/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"On Christmas day, I was very excited to get this DVD from my mother. I saw a movie about a girl getting lost in the Australian outback when I was a little child on the Disney Channel. It was called "Dot", but it was not this movie (I was very disappointed when I found that I recieved the wrong one). The Dot I grew to love was a mixture of animation and real footage, like this one, and it involved a kangaroo, as this one does. It also involved a mmosquito named Skeeto, and I remember a scene where Dot was captured by ants and forced to work along with them. Dot was a real-life human figure at first, the turned into a cartoon by eating a strange carrot, or root. If anyone knows anything about this film, please e-mail me and let me know. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you."
The Return of Dot!
Eric S. Donaldson | Pittsburgh, PA | 04/23/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"After several years of looking for Dot, I've found her again in the DVD edition. As a child, the Bunyip from the movie always terrified me, and I had nightmares about the thing as recently as five years ago! But I hadn't seen the movie in 20 years, and just had to satisfy my curiosity... was it really that scary?To be honest, this is a creepy film. The soft music intended as a lullabye comes across as a bit disturbing. The Bunyip scene is, indeed, scary. The film even shows how the Bunyip can appear in anything... a fire, a cave. It's basically a quick lesson on how children can make anything look like a monster in his/her head! "The Bunyip's going to get you!"Most disturbing, though, would have to be the end. I won't kill the conclusion for you, but a read through the actual book by Ethel Pedley would give you a more satisfying, less mystifying end. (It's available for free online at Project Gutenberg)I'm torn about the film. Overall, I enjoyed it for its nostalgia, and *some* of the music is cute and catchy. I like it for what it is! I couldn't recommend it for a young child, though... it's good old-fashioned nightmare fuel."
A delightful classic!
M. DEsopo | New Britain, CT | 09/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie has inspired me to listen and pay attention to animals more. I have always appreciated the animals and it reinforced the beliefs I had as a child that we are all connected in this world.
This movie teaches us that if we take the time to listen, animals speak and share their wisdom. In spell bound silence I watched this move for the first time since I was 7. I remembered every bit as if it were yesterday that I saw it. A wonderful mix of animation and live-action background! This movie is a delightful must have for every one who is an 80's child!"
Dot and the Kangaroo
Chrystal C. | Maine, USA | 08/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Was my daughter's all time favorite cartoon 25 years ago. Aired on HBO way back then. Anyway, just bought it for my grand-daughter and she loves it too. A timeless classic I'd say!"