Skippy the Bush Kangaroo is an Australian television series for childrencreated by John McCallum, produced from 1966 to1968,
telling the adventures of a young boy and his intelligent pet kangaroo,
in the fictional Waratah National Park in Duffys Forest, near Sydney, New South Wales.
The main characters were:
Ed Devereaux as Matt Hammond, the Head Ranger of Waratah National Park
Garry Pankhurst as Sonny Hammond, Matt's younger son
Ken James as Mark Hammond, Matt's elder son
Tony Bonner as Jerry King, flight ranger (helicopter pilot) (exit No.78)
Liza Goddard as Clarissa 'Clancy' Merrick (entry No.9 exit No.75), the teenage daughter of a ranger stationed at another section of the park.
When her father is transferred to a park in northern New South Wales,
Matt invites Clancy to stay with the Hammond family so that her music studies are not disrupted by the move north.
John Warwick as Sir Adrian Gillespie, Head of the NSW National Parks Board
Elke Neidhardt as Dr. Anna Steiner, a German doctor and playing a support role
Morgan Brain as Sgt. Bernard Gillies
Skippy was played by at least nine different kangaroos
An irrepressible icon of
Australian Pop culture Skippy is not only a legend of the small screen
but a true blue Aussie hero. The most successful series ever made in
Australia Skippy The Bush Kangaroo has had sales in over 100 countries
and remains our first home grown international superstar. The grand
expanse of Waratah National Park knows no bounds when Skippy is around
to keep an eye and a paw on things - from shady poachers unwelcome
campers deadly creatures and dangerous conditions - there is no
shortage of peril and excitement to share. So join Sonny Ranger Hammond
Jerry Mark and Clancy on the complete journey of Skippy - from
thetentative friendshipof the first innocent episode to the final nail
biting conclusion - featuring all 3 action-packed seasons of the
ever-reliable marsupialand his gumleaf whistling best friend.
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo hops
back on to the small screen in a new documentary that relives the
international superstar marsupial's most famous, controversial and
memorable moments and reveals how this lovable crime-fighting kangaroo
became the emblem of a nation for children from all over the world.The
star of 91 episodes between 1967 and 1969, Skippy The Bush Kangaroo
beamed into living rooms in more than 120 countries, introducing the
world to the wonders of the Australian bush and a cast of colourful
characters, including Skippy's human companion Sonny, whose father was
head ranger of the Waratah National Park.So sit back and get ready to
take a nostalgic trip back to the glory days of Australian television
as we laugh, cry and gasp at the unparalleled adventures faced by this
unrelenting superstar whose theme song still resonates across the globe.
Skippy: Australia's First Superstar features previously unseen footage from the iconic series and a slate of new interviews including a world exclusive with Skippy herself, whose sardonic wit and lingering ego make for revealing and, at times, controversial viewing.
Feature-length film spin-off of the Australian hit TV series 'Skippy the Bush Kangaroo', starring all the regular TV cast. When Matt Hammond, Head Ranger in the holiday paradise of Mallacoota, is approached by two divers for permission to search for abalone off the coast of the Waratah National Park, Flight Ranger Jerry King becomes suspicious. He is certain there is no abalone in Waratah, and, when he sees the divers' large cruiser, he is convinced that they are not fishermen. It turns out that he is right: they have been hired to find a wreck and illegally salvage the cargo.