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Wed, Jan. 16th, 2013, 09:17 pm
Australian cinematic or television rodent?

I need an Australian cinematic or television rodent. The closest thing I can think of is Vernon the Vermin from Footrot Flats: The Dog's Tale. New Zealand rather than Australian, I know, and not a very good role model for rats.

Wed, Jan. 16th, 2013 11:28 am (UTC)

The obvious.

Wed, Jan. 16th, 2013 11:34 am (UTC)

There's also "Rattus P. Rattus", a leather-jacket-wearing black rat from the ABC's The Ferals (1994-95). (example video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vsTqWR4Dkg)

The Rescuers Down Under wasn't an Australian production, but was set in Australia, and featured "Jake, a debonair and charismatic kangaroo mouse".

Edited at 2013-01-16 11:41 am (UTC)

Wed, Jan. 16th, 2013 10:47 pm (UTC)

Yes, I'm kicking myself that I forgot Rat in a Hat and Rattus P. Rattus. I was a big fan of The Ferals back in the day. I don't count Rescuers because it wasn't an Australian production, I should have been more clear. Thank you for jogging my failing memory.

Wed, Jan. 16th, 2013 08:53 pm (UTC)

> I need an Australian cinematic or television rodent.

Just out of curiosity, for what purpose?

Wed, Jan. 16th, 2013 10:48 pm (UTC)

I'm sorry. I'm not at liberty to say. I can tell you later, or privately online.

Fri, Jan. 18th, 2013 02:17 pm (UTC)

I have not seen many in plush form.

The rat in the hat and Rattus P Rattus will be on my look for list for you.

If I find either I will let you know.

Fri, Jan. 18th, 2013 10:17 pm (UTC)

Oh, it's not for plush! Though a Rattus P. Rattus plush would be awesome.

Top of my want list though is this floppy Thumper:

Fri, Jan. 25th, 2013 08:38 am (UTC)

While I'm no scholar of Australian popular culture, I have remembered a post in my journal that I made several years ago about Blinky Bill.


Blinky Bill is a koala but there is a marsupial mouse character, Marcia, as one of his friends. While the original book is from 1933 there was also an animated movie in 1992.


That's all I know on the subject.