Skippy the Bush Kangaroo known commonly as Skippy is an Australian television series created by Australian actor John McCallumLionel Bob Austin and Lee Robinson produced from — airing Johnny Was A Good Man (Johnny Was) - Bunny Wailer - Hall Of Fame A Tribute To Bob Marleys 50th Anni — about the adventures of a young boy and his highly intelligent pet kangarooand the various visitors to the fictional Waratah National Park in Duffys Forestnear Sydney.
Ninety-one minute episodes were produced. The stories revolved around events in the park, including its animals, the dangers arising from natural hazards, and the actions of visitors.
The boy's mother is said in Episode 48 "The Mine" to have died shortly after Sonny was born. The series was often characterised as a kangaroo version of Flipper or Lassie.
The clicking sounds made by Skippy are vocal sound effects, rather than the natural Riot City - Skippy - For Tha Rascals of a kangaroo, with chocolate, chewing gum or grass and in some cases, an elastic band around the lower jaw, used to make Skippy move her mouth.
Between nine and fifteen kangaroos were used for each show. The apparent manual dexterity was often achieved by using separate arms in the hands of human operators. The show was produced for global distribution and filmed in colour. It premiered outside of Australia. The Nine Network Riot City - Skippy - For Tha Rascals repeated the series several times after Australian television switched to colour transmission in Inthe Nine Network began to rerun the series in a graveyard slot in the early hours of the morning.
The Australian series was one of the most heavily exported programs. It was broadcast in all Commonwealth countries, including in Canada where it was adapted in Quebec for the Standard French market as Skippy le kangourou.
It was dubbed into Spanish in Mexico, where it is known as Skippy el canguroand has been seen in most Spanish-speaking countries, including Cuba and Spain, where it became very popular. It was shown in the Netherlandswhere it was first screened between and The show was popular in Scandinaviaand in Norway a chain of shopping centres were named in honour of the programme. The series was also widely distributed in Ghana where is aired weekly on the GBC.
The series was also broadcast in Iran. When it was transmitted in the United States, Skippy, The Bush Kangaroo was largely shown as weekend-morning children's television. The series was revived in as the short-lived The Adventures of Skippy. This revival series focused on the now adult Sonny Hammond played by Andrew Clarke — having followed in his father's footsteps by becoming a ranger at a wildlife park — who now had his own family and a pet kangaroo named Skippy.
This version also aired on Animal Planet inand is currently airing in the U. Inan animated spin-off series was produced, known as Skippy: Adventures in Bushtown. It featured a version of Skippy, portrayed as an anthropomorphic kangaroo, working as a park ranger. InSkippy starred in advertisements for the chocolate confectionery Rolo Cookies. In Septemberactor Tony Bonner sued the production company seeking residuals from merchandising and DVD sales from the series.
The documentary was produced by Western Australian-based documentary production company Electric Pictures. The original series was parodied in a recurring sketch as part of the British comedy series Goodness Gracious Me under the title "Skipinder, the Punjabi Kangaroo": the parody redubbed scenes from the original Skippy.
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