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Napoleon Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Aimed at children, this live-action Australian adventure follows an adorable golden retriever puppy on a cross-country search for the dingoes who comprise his doggy roots. Though the cocky young puppy's real name is Muffin, he prefers to think of himself as Napoleon. His quest begins at a children's birthday party where he frolics gaily with the children until he lands in a basket that has several helium balloons tied to it and is suddenly carried away. Eventually he lands on the rocky shore of distant Sydney Harbor. There he is befriended by a parrot-like galah named Birdo Lucci (other sly in-jokes for film buffs abound in the story). Together, the two buddies head into the bush in search of Napoleon's forebears. Along the way, they encounter a variety of native Australian critters including a koala, a kindly mother kangaroo, a hissy frill-necked lizard, a mean snake and a terrifying black cat who mistakes Napoleon for a giant mouse. Eventually, Napoleon meets his distant relatives too. Like the animals in Babe, this film's closest relative, the animals in this outing are endowed with human voices and qualities. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Cast

Jamie Croft
as Napoleon
Philip Quast
as Birdo
Carole Skinner
as Cat
Barry Humphries
as Kangaroo
Frank Whittle
as Koala
Joan Rivers
as Mother Penguin
Steven Vidler
as Turtle/Snake
Brandan Little
as Owl/Wombat
Susan Lyons
as Napoleon's Mother
Steven Vidler
as Turtle/Snake
Barry Humphries
as Kangaroo
Brandan Little
as Owl/Wombat
Joan Rivers
as Mother Penguin
Frank Whittle
as Koala
Carole Skinner
as Cat

Crew

Mario Andreacchio
Director
Mario Andreacchio
Producer
Mark Saltzman
Producer
Michael Bourchier
Producer
Naonari Kawamura
Producer
Michael Bourchier
Screenwriter
Mark Saltzman
Screenwriter
Mario Andreacchio
Screenwriter
Roger Dowling
Cinematographer
Bill Conti
Composer (Music Score)
Bill Conti
Songwriter
Edward McQueen-Mason
Editor
Vicki Niehus
Production Designer
Ron Saunders
Executive Producer
Masato Hara
Executive Producer
Kieran Weir
First Assistant Director
Christine King
Casting
John Wild
Line Producer
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