ⓘ Dogstar (TV series)

                                     

ⓘ Dogstar (TV series)

Dogstar is an Australian childrens animated television program produced by Media World Pictures which first screened on the Nine Network and then Disney Channel Australia. There are 26 episodes in each season.

Dogstar was produced by Colin South and Ross Hutchens, written by Doug MacLeod and Philip Dalkin, designed by Scott Vanden Bosch and directed by Aaron Davies. Editing and special effects were done by Merlin Cornish and the music was composed by Yuri Worontschak.

                                     

1. Series synopsis

After thousands of years of wars, pollution, undrinkable water and silly cartoon shows, humans are forced to leave Earth and move everything and everyone to a new planet: New Earth. But not everything goes to plan when the Dogstar, a giant space ark containing all of the worlds dogs, becomes lost in space. On New Earth, the evil Bob Santino makes his fortune selling canine replacement units, Robogs, and plots to ensure the Dogstar is never found. But the Clark kids desperately miss their real dog, Hobart, and begin a quest through space to find the Dogstar - with Bob in hot pursuit.

                                     

2. Series 1: 2006

  • Pedigree - 25 September 2006
  • The Beagle Has Landed - 30 October 2006
  • Fetch - 11 September 2006
  • Obedience School - 18 September 2006
  • A Dogs Tale - 4 September 2006
  • Man Bites Dog - 2 July 2007
  • Paws - 27 November 2006
  • Let Sleeping Dogs Lie - 11 June 2007
  • Dog Show - 16 April 2007
  • Off Lead Area - 18 June 2007
  • Running with the Pack - 20 November 2006
  • Top Dog - 4 June 2007
  • Dog Ears - 9 October 2006
  • Dogged Determination - 25 June 2007
  • Sit Drop Stay - 23 October 2006
  • Smart Dog - 9 July 2007
  • Hounded - 30 April 2007
  • Dog Leg - 21 May 2007
  • Sick as a Dog - 6 November 2006
  • Tails End - 16 July 2007
  • Bad Dog - 14 May 2007
  • Underdogs - 16 October 2006
  • Puppy Love - 13 November 2006
  • Dog Gone - 7 May 2007
  • Dogfight - 2 October 2006
  • Old Dog New Tricks - 23 April 2007
                                     

3. Series 2: 2011

  • Fatal Attraction
  • The Greening Of Gavin
  • Relative Dimensions In Space
  • The Good, The Bad And The Baba
  • Fathers Day
  • Robot Revolution
  • Titanium Chef
  • Secrets And More Secrets
  • Its The End Of The World As We Know It
  • Twice The Excitement
  • Reach Out And Touch Somebodys Paw
  • Robbie
  • Public Enemy Number One
  • The Big Bang
  • The Quick And The Dog
  • Robosauria
  • Rockin In The Flea World
  • Mensamania
  • Fred Ward
  • Game Time
  • The Greatest Superhero
  • Dogtopia
  • Persuasion
  • Even Deeper Impact
  • Absent Friends
  • Little Boy Lost
                                     

4. Christmas special

Media World Pictures produced a movie length Christmas special called Dogstar – Christmas In Space for the Nine Network, which was released in Christmas 2016.

                                     

5. Cast

The series featured the following voice artists:

  • Shaun Micallef Boombah and Narrator
  • Roslyn Oades Gemma
  • Michael Veitch Mark Clark
  • Matthew King Hank and Planet Man
  • Beverley Dunn Gran Clark
  • Gary Files Ramon Ridley
  • Kate McLennan Simone Clark
  • Matt Tilley Zeke
  • Hamish Hughes guest roles
  • Brandon Burns voice of Glenn Clark
  • Marg Downey Alice, Daina and Greta
  • Abbe Holmes Fenwick and various guest roles
  • Emma Leonard Lincoln Clark
  • Henry Maas Bob Santino
                                     

6. Awards

The series has garnered numerous awards:

2009 awards

  • Nominated for a Logie - Most outstanding Childrens Program category

2006 awards

  • AUSTRALIAN EFFECTS and ANIMATION FESTIVAL, Australia - Finalist, Best Television Animation
  • WRITERS GUILD OF AUSTRALIA - AWGIE for Best Children’s Television Script


                                     

6.1. Awards 2009 awards

  • Nominated for a Logie - Most outstanding Childrens Program category
                                     

6.2. Awards 2008 awards

  • THE HUGO TELEVISION AWARDS, Chicago International Film Festival - Certificate of Merit for Animated Series
  • WRITERS GUILD OF AUSTRALIA - AWGIE for Best Children’s Television Script
  • ECOVISION FESTIVAL, Italy - Finalist
  • ELECTRONIC AND ANIMATED ARTS ELAN AWARDS, Canada - Finalist, Best International Animated Production Television Series
  • WA SCREEN AWARDS, Australia - Outstanding Achievement for Animation Production
  • ASIAN TELEVISION AWARDS - Best Animation
  • AFI, Australia - Nomination, Best Screenplay, Television
  • AFI, Australia - Nomination, Best Guest/Supporting Actor, TV Drama
                                     

6.3. Awards 2007 awards

  • APOLLO AWARDS, Asia - Best Animated Opening Sequence
  • INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE, CARTOONS ON THE BAY, Italy Official Selection
  • WRITERS GUILD OF AUSTRALIA - AWGIE Finalist, Best Children’s Television Script
  • ENHANCE TV ATOM AWARDS, Australia - Finalist, Best Children’s Television Series
                                     

6.4. Awards 2006 awards

  • AUSTRALIAN EFFECTS and ANIMATION FESTIVAL, Australia - Finalist, Best Television Animation
  • WRITERS GUILD OF AUSTRALIA - AWGIE for Best Children’s Television Script