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* VillainousGlutton: Buncle is this in spades. He attempted to murder Sam and Bill for ownership of Albert the Magic Pudding when they found him in an iceberg. Somehow making his way to Australia, he sets himself up as a tyrannical ruler in the Outback, keeping numerous people -- including Bunyip's parents -- as slaves to provide himself with an endless supply of food. He literally eats the landscape into a famine, and then decides that, if he can't find the Magic Pudding, he'll start ''eating his slaves'' instead.

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* VillainousGlutton: Buncle is this in spades. He attempted You don't get much more glutinous than refusing to share a food source that's endless anyway, as seen when he attempts to murder Sam and Bill for ownership of Albert the Magic Pudding when they found him in an iceberg.Albert. Somehow making his way to Australia, he sets himself up as a tyrannical ruler in the Outback, keeping numerous people -- including Bunyip's parents -- as slaves to provide himself with an endless supply of food. He literally eats the landscape into a famine, and then decides that, if he can't find the Magic Pudding, he'll start ''eating his slaves'' instead.


** The Pudding Thieves, in this movie, are ForcedIntoEvil, and once Buncle is defeated, they immediately and happily forswear Pudding Thieving forever.

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** The Pudding Thieves, in this movie, are ForcedIntoEvil, and once Buncle is defeated, they immediately and happily forswear Pudding Thieving forever.ForcedIntoEvil under Buncle.

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* DisneyDeath: Albert appears to have died after going OneWingedAngel, but he's quickly revealed to still be alive.


* PragmaticAdaptation: There isn't a chance in ''hell'' that Albert's original backstory from the books -- where he was the invention of the [[YellowPeril shockingly racist]] VillainousGlutton FatBastard Chinese chef and mystic, Curry-and-Rice, whom Bill and Sam threw into the sea to drown when they learned he would rather watch them both starve to death than share his Magic Pudding with them -- would make it past modern day censors. So, instead, Albert was made an ancient magical invention of uncertain origin (though Bill asserts he "dropped off the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden), whom Bill and Sam just happened to stumble across when they crashed in an iceberg. Curry-and-Rice's role as a VillainousGlutton antagonist was taken by the far less racist -- and much more evil -- Buncle.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: There isn't a chance in ''hell'' that Albert's original backstory from the books -- where he was the invention of the [[YellowPeril shockingly racist]] VillainousGlutton FatBastard Chinese chef and mystic, Curry-and-Rice, whom Bill and Sam threw into the sea to drown when they learned he would rather watch them both starve to death than share his Magic Pudding with them -- would make it past modern day censors. So, instead, Albert was made an ancient magical invention of uncertain origin (though Bill asserts he "dropped off the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden), Eden"), whom Bill and Sam just happened to stumble across when they crashed in an iceberg. Curry-and-Rice's role as a VillainousGlutton antagonist was taken by the far less racist -- and much more evil -- Buncle.


* ForcedIntoVillainy: The Pudding Thieves. The wombat is Buncle's nephew, the possum is that wombat's friend, and they are forced by him to search for Albert or else join his other slaves.

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* ForcedIntoVillainy: ForcedIntoEvil: The Pudding Thieves. The wombat is Buncle's nephew, the possum is that wombat's friend, and they are forced by him to search for Albert or else join his other slaves.



* PragmaticAdapation: There isn't a chance in ''hell'' that Albert's original backstory from the books -- where he was the invention of the [[YellowPeril shockingly racist]] VillainousGlutton FatBastard Chinese chef and mystic, Curry-and-Rice, whom Bill and Sam threw into the sea to drown when they learned he would rather watch them both starve to death than share his Magic Pudding with them -- would make it past modern day censors. So, instead, Albert was made an ancient magical invention of uncertain origin (though Bill asserts he "dropped off the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden), whom Bill and Sam just happened to stumble across when they crashed in an iceberg. Curry-and-Rice's role as a VillainousGlutton antagonist was taken by the far less racist -- and much more evil -- Buncle.

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* PragmaticAdapation: PragmaticAdaptation: There isn't a chance in ''hell'' that Albert's original backstory from the books -- where he was the invention of the [[YellowPeril shockingly racist]] VillainousGlutton FatBastard Chinese chef and mystic, Curry-and-Rice, whom Bill and Sam threw into the sea to drown when they learned he would rather watch them both starve to death than share his Magic Pudding with them -- would make it past modern day censors. So, instead, Albert was made an ancient magical invention of uncertain origin (though Bill asserts he "dropped off the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden), whom Bill and Sam just happened to stumble across when they crashed in an iceberg. Curry-and-Rice's role as a VillainousGlutton antagonist was taken by the far less racist -- and much more evil -- Buncle.


* AdaptationalNiceGuy:
** In the book, Albert is a straight-up JerkAss. Here, he's more of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold. He does some really nasty things, including taunting Bunyip over his failure to find his parents at one point, but also showcases a genuine heroic side and a concern for his adoptive family -- though buried under his gruffness.
** The Pudding Thieves, in this movie, are ForcedIntoEvil, and once Buncle is defeated, they immediately and happily forswear Pudding Thieving forever.



* BigBad: Buncle

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* AscendedToCarnivorism: Invoked and played for horror when Buncle decides that, as he's eaten all the other food and his Pudding Thieves can't bring him Albert, he'll start eating his slaves. Zigzagged in that he's not exactly enthused about this -- in fact, what saves his first intended meal is that he's so fussy about still being able to smell that it's meat that it delays them being served up until Albert interrupts -- and he makes it quite clear he'd rather have vegetables. But he's just so insatiably hungry that he's stopped caring ''what'' he eats, so long as it's '''food'''.
* BeenThereShapedHistory: Played for laughs in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xitN_sMcsc "The Pudding Owner's Song"]], in which Bill & Sam sing about Albert the Magic Pudding's origins and how they came to own him. They claim Albert dropped off the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden, helped fuel the Egyptians so that they could build the pyramids, was used by Moses to part the Red Sea, was given as a gift from the 3 Wise Men to Baby Jesus, belonged to Napoleon (which was why he always had a hand in his shirt), was the reason behind the Mutiny on the Bounty (Captain Bligh was stingy with the second course), was the reason behind Marie Antoinette saying "Let them eat cake" (because she thought she had Albert, so she could feed them all), and was on the Titanic when it sank, which is how it wound up trapped up in an iceberg and ultimately came to be in Bill & Sam's possession.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: When Albert decides to be a ''real'' JerkAss and mock Bunyip over his failure to find his parents, the normally nice koala loses his temper and kicks Albert in the arse so hard he flies into the branches of a gum tree.
* BigBad: BuncleBuncle, the gluttonous wombat.



* FaceHeelTurn: Buncle was a fellow shipmate, and possibly friend, of Bill and Sam in the prologue. Due to his SanitySlippage in the time they are stranded on the Antartic ice, being accidentally left for dead after he fell into the icy waters of the ocean, and his mania to possess the titular pudding, he becomes the movie's central villain after the TimeSkip.

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* FaceHeelTurn: Buncle was a fellow shipmate, and possibly friend, of Bill and Sam in the prologue. Due to his SanitySlippage in the time they are stranded on the Antartic Antarctic ice, being accidentally left for dead after he fell into the icy waters of the ocean, and his mania to possess the titular pudding, he becomes the movie's central villain after the TimeSkip.TimeSkip.
* FatIdiot: Buncle, at least originally. He used to be the stokesman and cook on a small steamer with Bill and Sam, but he caused the ship to flounder because ''he was using the coal engine to bake a cake''.
* ForcedIntoVillainy: The Pudding Thieves. The wombat is Buncle's nephew, the possum is that wombat's friend, and they are forced by him to search for Albert or else join his other slaves.



* FromNobodyToNightmare: Buncle started out as a sailor whose worst failings were being a FatIdiot. When he discovered Albert, he attempted to murder his shipmates Bill and Sam to keep the magic pudding all to himself. When that failed, he set himself up as a slaver and warlord in the Outback -- and then almost graduates to ''cannibalism''.



* ThatRemindsMeOfASong: A regular habit of Bill and Sam's
* ThoseTwoGuys: The Pudding Thieves
* VillainousGlutton: Buncle is this in spades.

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* OneWingedAngel: When Buncle demands that Albert give him "a ''million'' serves of veggie pie!", Albert responds by horrifically swelling up into a giant, monstrous pudding and then throwing Buncle all the way back to Antarctica before exploding.
* PragmaticAdapation: There isn't a chance in ''hell'' that Albert's original backstory from the books -- where he was the invention of the [[YellowPeril shockingly racist]] VillainousGlutton FatBastard Chinese chef and mystic, Curry-and-Rice, whom Bill and Sam threw into the sea to drown when they learned he would rather watch them both starve to death than share his Magic Pudding with them -- would make it past modern day censors. So, instead, Albert was made an ancient magical invention of uncertain origin (though Bill asserts he "dropped off the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden), whom Bill and Sam just happened to stumble across when they crashed in an iceberg. Curry-and-Rice's role as a VillainousGlutton antagonist was taken by the far less racist -- and much more evil -- Buncle.
* ThatRemindsMeOfASong: A regular habit of Bill and Sam's
Sam's is to burst into song at the slightest excuse.
* ThoseTwoGuys: The Pudding Thieves
Thieves, of course. They weren't exactly big-league criminals in the book, but here, they're downright harmless -- ''and'' [[ForcedIntoEvil reluctant villains]] to boot.
* VillainousGlutton: Buncle is this in spades. He attempted to murder Sam and Bill for ownership of Albert the Magic Pudding when they found him in an iceberg. Somehow making his way to Australia, he sets himself up as a tyrannical ruler in the Outback, keeping numerous people -- including Bunyip's parents -- as slaves to provide himself with an endless supply of food. He literally eats the landscape into a famine, and then decides that, if he can't find the Magic Pudding, he'll start ''eating his slaves'' instead.
** In a throw-away line, he also reveals that he has made ''his own sister'' into one of his slaves.

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* HartmanHips: Ginger, Buncle's assistant, has childbearing hips and a large backside.

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* BigBad: Buncle


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* DisneyVillainDeath: Subverted for Buncle in the prologue. Hanging on for dear life from an icy precipice after trying to take the magic pudding for himself, the cliff starts sliding off of the mainland and crashing into the ocean, taking Buncle with it. He survives, swearing to get the pudding back.
--> '''Buncle''': I want...that...'''PUDDING!'''
* FaceHeelTurn: Buncle was a fellow shipmate, and possibly friend, of Bill and Sam in the prologue. Due to his SanitySlippage in the time they are stranded on the Antartic ice, being accidentally left for dead after he fell into the icy waters of the ocean, and his mania to possess the titular pudding, he becomes the movie's central villain after the TimeSkip.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: When they are stranded in the Antarctic without food in the opening prologue, Buncle goes crazy and starts considering Sam as a potential dinner. Later on in the film, when his food supply runs dry...
--> '''Buncle''': I must have food. ''[smells the air]'' Those slaves are smelling good enough to eat.
* ThatRemindsMeOfASong: A regular habit of Bill and Sam's


* AdaptationExpansion: Bunyip Bluegum's quest to find his parents was invented for the movie to provide the story with some structure; in the book he just sets out to see the world with no particular aim in mind.



* ComingofAgeStory: Bunyip's adventure begins literally on the day he comes of age.

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* ComingofAgeStory: ComingOfAgeStory: Bunyip's adventure begins literally on the day he comes of age.


* RoleAssociation:
** [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Hector Barbossa]] is Bunyip Bluegum
** [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Elrond]] is Bill Barnacle
** [[Film/JurassicPark Alan Grant]] is Sam Sawnoff
** Jack Thompson plays the villain
** Creator/ToniCollette is Bunyip's mother
** AndIntroducing Creator/JohnCleese as Albert

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* RoleAssociation:
** [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Hector Barbossa]] is Bunyip Bluegum
** [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Elrond]] is Bill Barnacle
** [[Film/JurassicPark Alan Grant]] is Sam Sawnoff
** Jack Thompson plays the villain
** Creator/ToniCollette is Bunyip's mother
** AndIntroducing Creator/JohnCleese as Albert

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* AlliterativeName: Bunyip Bluegum, Bill Barnacle and Sam Sawnoff.

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An animated film produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and directed by Karl Zwicky based on [[Literature/TheMagicPudding the children's story of the same name]] written by Norman Lindsay. It tells of the journey taken by a young koala, Bunyip Bluegum, to find his missing parents and how along the way he is joined by three interesting individuals: Bill Barnacle, a wise but rough and hot-tempered seaman; Sam Sawnoff, a calm, compassionate talking penguin; and of course the titular character himself, Albert the Magic Pudding. Featuring an all-star voice cast, this film is a delight for children and adults alike who just want to watch a movie for fun.

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An ''The Magic Pudding'' is a 2000 animated film produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and directed by Karl Zwicky Zwicky. It is based on [[Literature/TheMagicPudding the children's story of the same name]] written by Norman Lindsay. It The movie tells of the journey taken by a young koala, Bunyip Bluegum, to find his missing parents and how along the way he is joined by three interesting individuals: Bill Barnacle, a wise but rough and hot-tempered seaman; Sam Sawnoff, a calm, compassionate talking penguin; and of course the titular character himself, Albert the Magic Pudding. Featuring an all-star voice cast, this film is a delight for children and adults alike who just want to watch a movie for fun.
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* TearJerker: The vision Bunyip has of his mother singing halfway through the film is so hauntingly sad that it brings the tears right from your heart.



* VillainousGlutton: Buncle is this in spades.

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* VillainousGlutton: Buncle is this in spades.spades.
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