I’ve got an Aussie animated treasure for you this December that the whole family can enjoy. And you don’t even need to drag everyone to the movies to watch it! This awesome movie is called “Back to the Outback” and it premieres globally on Netflix December 10th 2021!
Back to the Outback | Netflix | Synopsis
This movie follows a few character journeys with a deep powerful message for this generation!
The main characters are tired of being locked in a reptile house where humans gawk at them and see them as monsters. This ragtag group of deadly Australian creatures escape from the zoo and head out to the Outback seeking acceptance.
Leading the group is Maddie, a poisonous snake (voiced by Isla Fisher), who is followed by Thorny Devil lizard Zoe (voiced by Miranda Tapsell), a lovelorn hairy spider Frank (voiced by Guy Pearce), and a sensitive scorpion Nigel (voiced by Angus Imrie).
Through a few unfortunate events, their nemesis joins them on the adventure – an adorable but narcissistic Koala — Pretty Boy (voiced by Tim Minchin).
This daring adventure through the insane Australian landscape brings humor and heart as the story development entertains the whole family.
Look out for the special celebrity guest feature voices of Rachel House, Keith Urban, Celeste Barber, Wayne Knight, Lachlan Power, and Jacki Weaver! I know you recognize some of those names! (Dear, Celeste Barber, I love you, you’re hilarious and I wish all the success you can possibly handle!)
Back to the Outback | Netflix | Creators
Back to the Outback is directed by Clare Knight and Harry Cripps. I had the honor to interview both of them and wow I have so much to share!!!
Clare Knight told me that she hopes this movie helps children (and adults) learn to be proud of their differences and love who they are. Harry Cripps added that in the movie there are animals who are feared for their differences and we all need to change these old rhetorics and redefine who is family and what is home.
Who knew there was so much thought and introspection behind a kids movie!
I do want to add that *maybe* just *maybe* there is a character that was loosely inspired by the great Steve Irwin. Watch it and then let me know who you think it is!
Full Movie Review & Family Friendly Warnings
Back to the Outback | Netflix | Official Trailer
Just a reminder, I will have a full review soon. Back to the Outback will drop globally on Netflix this December 10th!