YMMV / Dot and the Kangaroo

Original film

  • Nightmare Fuel: the bunyip song, the hunters.
    • The crows near the beginning.
  • Sequelitis: The film spawned many sequels, none as memorable as the original.
  • Tear Jerker: The ending! Even if you don't cry, you can almost feel like you're going to cry.
  • Values Dissonance: The film hasn't aged well at all. The outright racist aboriginal stereotypes particularly stand out.

Sequels

  • Anvilicious: The anti-racism moral of Dot in Space.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Funnybunny. He spends most of Dot And the Bunny unsuccessfully trying to convince Dot that he's a joey and in general acts like an irritable brat, but at the climax of the movie, he breaks down in tears and tells Dot that he was orphaned by hunters and is only pretending to be a joey to find a new mother.
  • Nightmare Retardant: When it finally appears in Dot and the Smugglers (and acts as a crucial plot point, with the titular smugglers trying to find and capture it), the Bunyip turns out to be not nearly as scary as the first film made it out to be.
  • Tear Jerker: The song "A Circus Is A Prison".
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