Animation Series: GASP!, Kitty is not a Cat, Dogstar Ages 12+
10.30AM Sat 5 Feb 2022 (47mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free
Vibrant, witty and fun, this selection of episodes from the animated series’ GASP!, Kitty is not a Cat and Dogstar is a vivid on-screen explosion of animated hijinks that celebrate the diversity and dynamicism of Australian animated series.
GASP!: Fish Sticks 2010 dir. Steve Moltzen (11 mins)
"The adventures of a fish left home alone! If you like laughs, lunacy and all things illogical, then get ready for GASP! - the most twisted fish the goldfish bowl has seen. Based on the successful GASP!, ZAPT!, SPLAT!, SQUISH!, CRASH!, and CHOMP! series of comic books by Australian author/illustrator Terry Denton, this fin-twitchingly funny series follows the insanity that ensues when Gasp and his manic mates are home on their own." Screen Australia
Kitty is not a Cat: Surprise for Tubby 2018 dir. Sean Zean, Ava Wheelright (11 mins)
"Kitty is not a Cat is a series about a young girl who is out to prove you can be anything you want... even a cat!
The series centres on a group of stray cats living together in a dilapidated old mansion left to them by an eccentric baroness. With the cats in charge, the manor is a constant almighty party! Life couldn’t be better for these cats, who it seems have truly landed on their feet.
However, the party comes to an abrupt halt with a knock at the door. There on the doorstep they find ‘Kitty’ – a little girl in an orange cat suit who followed one of them home. Yikes! Where did she come from? Who are her owners? It’s anyone’s guess - the cats’ questions remain unanswered as Kitty only purrs, meows and if provoked, hisses. The cats try in vain to find out how they can rehome Kitty – posters, ads in the paper, but to no avail. The cats soon find that looking after a little girl who wants to be a cat, seriously cramps their style. That said, even the stubborn cats have to admit that she really is extremely cute…
In the style of Monsters Inc., Three Men & a Baby and with a little Top Cat thrown in, so begins a concerted effort by the cat crew to teach Kitty how to behave like a human and to slowly introduce her back into the wild, but with each passing day Kitty becomes more a part of the family. This group of carefree individuals suddenly find themselves embracing the parenting role with hilarious results but it seems they wouldn’t have it any other way." Bogan Entertainment Solutions
Dogstar: A Dog's Tale 2007 dir. Aaron Davies (25 mins)
"On the voyage from Old Earth to New Earth, a freak accident causes the Dogstar, a giant space ark containing all of the world's dogs, to become lost to mankind." Australian Broadcasting Corporation
GASP!: Fish Sticks 2010
DIGITAL, 2D COMPUTER ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, FIFTY-TWO 11 MINUTE EPISODES, AUSTRALIA/USA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: STEVE MOLTZEN / SCRIPT: BRENDAN LUNO, NAOMI JANZEN, JANE SCHNEIDER, RACHEL SPRATT, ALEXA MOSES, LISA HOPPE, MAUREEN SHERLOCK, GINA RONCOLI, ANTHONY WATT, DAN FOLEY, TIM GOODING / LEAD ANIMATORS: WU BIN, WANG HAI BO,MICHAEL DUNN, HU HANG HUA, GREG INGRAM, ZHANG LI, FAN ZHENG QING, FRANCESCO REGINELLI, XU YU YAN, TAO YANG / MUSIC: RYAN GROGAN / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: SLR PRODUCTIONS / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP
Kitty is not a Cat: Surprise for Tubby 2018
DIGITAL, 2D COMPUTER ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 11 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: SEAN ZWAN, AVA WHEELRIGHT / SERIES DIRECTOR: MAURICE ARGIRO / SCRIPT: MAURICE ARGIRO, BRUCE KANE, BRADLEY SLABE, AVA WHEELRIGHT / ANIMATION DIRECTOR: MAURICE ARGIRO / MUSIC: QUAN YEOMANS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: BOGAN ENTERTAINMENT SOLUTIONS / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP
Dogstar: A Dog's Tale 2007
DIGITAL, 2D COMPUTER ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 25 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / SERIES DIRECTOR/ANIMATION DIRECTOR: AARON DAVIES / SCRIPT: PHILIP DALKIN, DOUG MACLEOD / LEAD ANIMATOR: THOMAS PRICE / MUSIC: YURI WORONTSCHAK / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN’S TELEVISION FOUNDATION / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP