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Skippy the Bush Kangaroo Opening and Closing Theme 1968 - 1970













Skippy the Bush Kangaroo (known commonly as Skippy) is an Australian television series created by Australian actor John McCallum, produced from 1967?1969 (airing from 1968?1970) about the adventures of a young boy and his intelligent pet kangaroo, and the various visitors to the fictional Waratah National Park in Duffys Forest, near Sydney. Ninety-one 30-minute episodes were produced.

The show was filmed in colour and after airing in its home country, it was shown in the United Kingdom and Canada, where it was first screened between 1969 and 1972. The Nine Network readily repeated the series several times after Australian television switched to colour transmission in 1975.

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.

The series was also widely distributed in Ghana where is aired weekly on the GBC. It was dubbed into Spanish in Mexico, where it is known as Skippy el canguro, and has been seen in most Spanish-speaking countries, including Cuba and Spain, where it became very popular. In Germany, it was known as Skippy das Bush Kangaroo.

The series crossed the Iron Curtain and was aired in Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 1980s, and is still being broadcast in Iran. The show was popular in Scandinavia, indeed in Norway a chain of shopping centres were named in honour of the program.

Posted by TeeVees Greatest on November 9, 2015 at 7:31 AM 1241 Views

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