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Footrot Flats: The Dog's Tail/Tale

1h 11m Animation, Comedy 1987

This is The Dog’s Tale: his first encounter with the sexy Jess; his loyal devotion to Wal Footrot whome he saves from a fate worse then death; his adventures with Horse the cat with the barracuda jaw and fishook claws; his brilliant cowardice and mighty nose pitted against the dastardly schemes of the villainous Murphys their hell hounds and the Croco Pigs. Will Wal become an All Black? Will Cooch recover his stolen Stag? Will the Dog win you hearts and funnybones? It’s all here in the Dog’s Tail Tale the full length animated feature film of Australia and New Zealand’s most popular cartoon strip.


Murray Ball


Murray Ball


Tom Scott


Murray Ball


John Barnett


Pat Cox




New Zealand

Bonus Content

The Making of Footrot Flats


Go behind the scenes with Footrot Flat’s creator Murray Ball, cast member John Clarke, co-writer Tom Scott and others as they detail the process that went into making the film.

Music Video: Dave Dobbyn with Herbs - Slice of Heaven


Music video for the song “Slice of Heaven” by Dave Dobbyn with Herbs featured in the film.

Music Video: Dave Dobbyn - You Oughta Be In Love


Music video for the song “You Oughta Be In Love” by Dave Dobbyn featured in the film,

Interview with Dave Dobbyn


An interview with musician Dave Dobbyn about his work on the film.

Still Gallery: Character Drawings and Animation Backgrounds


A motion gallery of still images featuring various character drawings and designs as well as animation backgrounds.

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