After a very entertaining first series, the return of Dogstar to Channel 9 showcases some amazing comedic talent as well as our ability to deliver some very funny animation (particularly when it’s not something we’re known for). From the press release:
Dogstar, the Logie and AFI Award-nominated children’s cartoon program, returns for a second series on Saturday, July 7, at 12 noon on Channel Nine.
The series has been completely created and animated within Australia and has been seen sold to over 30 territories worldwide. It has received a number of international animation awards from Singapore to Chicago and has an award-winning website, www.dogstar.tv.
All the favourite characters return in series two, voiced by some of Australia’s best known comedy talent including Matt Tilley, Marg Downey, Michael Veitch and Gary Files, with special guest roles by Shaun Micallef and Tony Martin.
After the Dogstar is accidentally relaunched into space, the intrepid Clark kids again set off to find their missing pet dog, Hobart, and bring all the world’s dogs back to Earth.
It is 2348, a year after the heroic crew of the Valiant – Glenn, Simone, Lincoln, Gemma and Gran – located the missing Dogstar and returned its precious canine cargo to Earth. But dog-like aliens, known as Canoids, have been spying on Earth. They don’t like what they see. To them, the dogs appear to be fellow Canoids yet they are walking on all fours, frequently on the end of a leash and – most degrading of all – naked.
After putting the human race into a brief sleep, the Canoids lure every dog on Earth back into the Dogstar, then depart. But almost immediately an accident occurs and the Dogstar is lost in space again, with the inept robots Zeke and Alice at the helm.
Our heroes are determined to find the Dogstar and their beloved Hobart. But it will be harder this time. Not only is the evil genius Bob Santino on their tail again (he has rebuilt his Robog empire, and the last thing he wants is for the real dogs to be returned to Earth), but the Canoids badly want the Dogstar too – and as foes, they’re just as dangerous as Santino.
DOGSTAR: RETURNS SATURDAY, JULY 7, AT MIDDAY ON CHANNEL NINE