1976 | G | 88 mins | AUSTRALIA | D: Henri Safran
Mike is a lonely Australian boy living in a coastal wilderness with his reclusive father. In search of friendship he encounters an Aboriginal man and the two bond over the care of orphaned pelicans. Lovingly restored by the NFSA, this classic looks as good as new. NFSA Restores digital print.
‘The three key (human) performances are wonderful but Percival steals the show. In many ways this plucky and precious pelican is the core of the film. […] Percival has a bunch of tricks tucked up his wings, including the ability to catch balls and return them. God knows how they trained a pelican to do all this’ – The Guardian