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Skippy was a popular Australian television series for children made in 1966-68. 91 30-minute episodes were made over the three seasons of production. Although at the time of first screening most Australian televisions were still black and white, the show was filmed in colour (16mm) making it more re-screenable in the years since it was made.

The stars of the show were:

The star of the show was Skippy the bush kangaroo, more specifically an Eastern Grey Kangaroo. Skippy was a pet owned by the son of a National Park Ranger, and the stories revolved around the park, its creatures/dangers and their adventures in the Australian bush.

The series was screened in over eighty countries and its theme tune is one of the best known and most recognisable Australian tunes.

The series was revived in 1992 as The New Adventures of Skippy using an entirely new cast, plot and location with several children as the stars.


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