1992, 45 Minutes.
Film Australia has produced a performance television special of Australia’s most popular children’s ballet, 'Snugglepot and Cuddlepie', based on the much-loved bush creatures from May Gibbs’ children’s classics.
This delightful ballet, performed by the Dancers Company of the Australian Ballet School with guest artists from the Australian Ballet, brings the enchanting world of May Gibbs’ captivating bush characters - Snugglepot, Cuddlepie, Snake, Kookaburra and Ragged Blossom - to life for viewers of all ages. Prefaced by a brief overview of the life of this favourite Australian children’s author.
A Film Australia National Interest Program. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
Director: George Cass
Running Time: 45 Minutes
Principal Cast: Lisa Bolte (Little Ragged Blossom), Steven Woodgate (Snugglepot), Stephen Morgante [sic] (Cuddlepie), Vincent Wardell (Wicked Banksia Man), Amber Simpson (Mrs Snake), Damien Welch (Kind Old Mr Lizard).
Curriculum Links: Fine Arts - Dance Performance; Ballet Studies; Performing Arts.
SEE ALSO Australian Biography: Dame Margaret Scott