A television christmas animation special which strongly features the Aussie Outback have its world television debut on a national free-to-air channel this Friday.
An Outback Christmas features the story of Bluey, an Australian Blue Heeler who needs to get home to his parents house to celebrate Christmas Day. He meets a digeridoo obsessed emu, a wisecracking echidna and a kangaroo who just wants air conditioning and lettuce leaves. He also discovers an international secret about the jolly man in the red suit.
The 30 minute primetime special also features a narration from Australian game show royalty John Deeks, Ilai Swindells (Foxtel’s Open Slather), Brisbane radio announcers Louise Poole and Daniel Thomas and singer/performer Mitch Tambo.
An Outback Christmas will air on NITV (Freeview Channel 34/Foxtel Channel 144) on Friday 8 December at 7.30pm.
It’s hoped a spin-off series can be produced in 2019.