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Yoram Gross on making Australian films for children

By ACMI, 2009 2:26 minutes

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When Yoram Gross and his wife, Sandra Gross, migrated to Australia they realised there were no Australian films for children, so decided to fill this gap. The feature animation Dot and the Kangaroo is based on a 19th century children’s book about a little girl and a kangaroo. Yoram Gross imported an image projector that allowed him to place the animated story against a live action background of the Australian bush. Dot and the Kangaroo had a very limited cinema release, so Yoram Gross decided to hire a team of projectionists and tour the film around the country, screening it in both big cities and small country towns. Dot and the Kangaroo was the first of many Yoram Gross films that took the Australian landscape and Australian themes as their subject.

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