With Australian Children's Television Foundation (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Round the Twist (1989–2001)

25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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Tony Twist and his three children - thirteen year old twins Pete and Linda and seven year old Bronson - move to an old lighthouse on the rugged Australian Coast. They soon discover that the... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Mitchell, Esben Storm, Rian McLean, Mathew Waters

Votes: 1,995

2. Dance Academy: The Movie (2017)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

7.0
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This 2017 movie follows the original dance academy TV show and tracks where the characters are in their lives now.

Director: Jeffrey Walker | Stars: Xenia Goodwin, Mackenzie Fearnley, Ines English, Adam Sollis

Votes: 1,287

3. Mortified (2006–2007)

TV-Y7 | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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A girl has extremely awkward parents and a crazy life.

Stars: Marny Kennedy, Nicolas Dunn, Maia Mitchell, Luke Erceg

Votes: 686

4. Wicked Science (2004– )

30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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While working on a class assignment with his the teacher's Pet. Toby is struck with a bolt of energy that makes him a super genius in Science. But while he uses his gifts to pass class and ... See full summary »

Stars: Bridget Neval, André de Vanny, Benjamin Schmideg, Brook Sykes

Votes: 565

5. The Genie from Down Under (1996–1998)

25 min | Family, Comedy, Romance

7.3
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When Penelope Townes discovers a long-forgotten old trunk in the attic of her decaying mansion home, her curiosity leads her to check its contents. In it, she finds a beautiful, but dusty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Alexandra Milman, Glenn Meldrum, Rhys Muldoon, Anna Galvin

Votes: 163

6. Lockie Leonard (2007–2010)

26 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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What chance have you got when your dads a cop, your mum's a frighteningly understanding parent, your brother wets the bed, your best friend's a heavy metal devotee and then you fall in love... See full summary »

Stars: Sean Keenan, Rhys Muldoon, Briony Williams, Corey McKernan

Votes: 345

7. Worst Year of My Life, Again! (2014– )

24 min | Comedy

7.7
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What if you woke up one morning to discover you had to relive the most excruciating 12 months of high school all over again? Alex King has had a horrible year - humiliated by his teachers, ... See full summary »

Stars: Ned Napier, Tiarnie Coupland, Laurence Boxhall, Lana Golja

Votes: 210

8. Johnson & Friends (1990–1995)

Animation, Family

8.0
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The adventures of Johnson the courageous pink elephant, Alfred the leaky hot water bottle, McDuff the cheeky concertina, Diesel the noisy dump truck, Squeaky the shy robot and Victoria the ... See full summary »

Stars: Garry Scale, Katrina Sedgwick, Doug Scroope, Paul Bertram

Votes: 218

9. Crash Zone (1999–2001)

25 min | Family, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Australian tv show about five teenage computer gamers and a A.I. who helps a gaming developing studio and their ordeals with their lives.

Stars: Cassandra Magrath, Paul Pantano, Damien Bodie, Frances Wang

Votes: 197

10. The Fire in the Stone (1984 TV Movie)

94 min | Drama, Family

7.0
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When his precious cache of opals is stolen, 14-year-old Ernie, who lives with his alcoholic father in the harsh and lawless opal fields of inland Australia, sets out with a friend ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Conway | Stars: Alan Cassell, Paul Smith, Ray Meagher, Linda Hartley

Votes: 41

11. Lift Off (1992–1995)

G | 66 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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Lift Off was an Australian educational television series that was broadcast on ABC Television from 1992 until the series ended in 1995. Each episode featured a live action storyline about a... See full summary »

Stars: James Liotta, Paul Cheyne, Erin Pratten, Maria Nguyen

Votes: 92

12. Room to Move (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 49 min | Drama, Family

6.0
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Carol (Nicole Kidman) is a top runner, coached by her father day and night. Then she sees Angie, the punk new girl, dancing magnificently and alone. The two become friends and Carol begins to rebel, but the all-imporant race is coming up!

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Alyssa-Jane Cook, Terence Donovan, Veronica Lang

Votes: 145

13. Legacy of the Silver Shadow (2002–2003)

25 min | Action, Drama, Family

6.5
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Four ordinary kids face the extraordinary fact that a superhero really did exist in their city. The Silver Shadow is a forgotten crusader who waged a solitary war against crime and ... See full summary »

Stars: Alex Hopkins, Aljin Abella, Eloise Mignon, Bruce Alexander

Votes: 48

14. Captain Johnno (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Family

7.0
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A deaf boy befriends an Italian fisherman in his village.

Director: Mario Andreacchio | Stars: John Waters, Damien Walters, Rebecca Sykes, Michele Fawdon

Votes: 67

15. Yolngu Boy (2001)

88 min | Adventure, Drama

6.4
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Lorrpu, Botj and Milika are three Yolngu (Aboriginal) teenagers who once shared a childhood dream of becoming great hunters together. But as teenagers they changed: Botj did bad things ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Johnson | Stars: John Sebastian Pilakui, Nathan Daniels, Sean Mununggurr, Lirrina Mununggurr

Votes: 311

16. Li'l Elvis Jones and the Truckstoppers (1997– )

Animation, Family

7.1
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Stars: Stig Wemyss, Wendy Stapleton, Kylie Belling, David Cotter

Votes: 68

17. The Genie from Down Under 2 (1998– )

25 min | Family, Comedy, Fantasy

8.0
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When Penelope Townes finds an opal, she discovers she is now the master of two genies - Bruce and his son Baz. But when Penelope's mother-Lady Diana starts falling in love with Bruce, ... See full summary »

Stars: Alexandra Milman, Glenn Meldrum, Sandy Winton, Anna Galvin

Votes: 56

18. Touch the Sun: Devil's Hill (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Family

6.3
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Three kid's mother falls ill and they are sent to stay with their cousin Badge on a remote farm in Tasmania. A tremendous storm leads to a missing cow sending the kids on an exciting adventure in the Tasmanian outback.

Director: Esben Storm | Stars: Peter Hehir, Mary Haire, John Flaus, Alexander Jacobs

Votes: 34

19. WAC! The World Animal Championships (2013)

Family

5.5
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WAC is animals battling it out for wildlife supremacy in the WAC-Arena. Covering many unique categories we scour the land, oceans and skies to find ultimate animals in unique categories - ... See full summary »

Stars: Amberley Lobo, Scott Tweedie, John McNeill, Angela Walsh

Votes: 6

20. Touch the Sun: Top Enders (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Family

6.8
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Two children get stranded in the desert in Australia's Top End.

Director: Jackie McKimmie | Stars: John Jarratt, Madeleine Blackwell, Bennendine Woods, Donald Dale

Votes: 11

21. Sky Trackers (1990 TV Movie)

PG | 92 min | Sci-Fi

6.1
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NASA's Tidbinbilla Tracking station in Australia prepares for the re-entry of a decaying satellite containing a dangerous biological experiment. It is decided to bring it down near the ... See full summary »

Director: John Power | Stars: Pamela Sue Martin, Maia Brewton, Paul Williams, Courtney Keiler

Votes: 45

22. The Gift (1988 TV Movie)

90 min | Family

5.1
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Sofia and Nikos win a valuable piece of land in a lottery and their father sees a chance to buy a better home for everyone by selling it - but the two children have their own ideas.

Director: Paul Cox | Stars: Nicholas Hatjiandreou, Vicki Serbos, Alexis Anthopoulos, Constantin Laras

Votes: 9

23. Princess Kate (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Family

7.4
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Kate McLelland's life is a normal one of a girl her age in the eastern suburbs, until her discovery that she is adopted. This is the story of her search for her natural mother and the ... See full summary »

Director: George Ogilvie | Stars: Myra Noblet, Shane Tickner, Mouche Phillips, Claudia Karvan

Votes: 16

24. Touch the Sun: Peter & Pompey (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Family, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.3
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The fate of a young Australian boy is somehow linked with that of a young Roman boy who had traveled to Australia by ship during the time of the Roman Emperor, Nero.

Director: Michael Carson | Stars: Clayton Williamson, Kate McDonald, Emil Minty, Aaron Ferguson

Votes: 25

25. Balloon Barnyard (2017– )

TV-Y | 7 min | Animation, Family

6.9
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Follow the adventures of Pip and Streak, two lovable balloon donkeys with superhero ambitions who work together to solve problems and mysteries around the barnyard with their fellow balloon friends.

Stars: Patrick Cridland, Cleo Simmons

Votes: 11

26. Flea-bitten (2012– )

24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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Flea-Bitten is a cartoon comedy about a pair of unlikely friends. A dog called Flea-bag and a wise talking flea called Itchy. They escape the dog pound and along the way run into ... See full summary »

Stars: Lyall Brooks, Cecelia Ramsdale, David Myles Brown, Justin Kennedy

Votes: 7

27. More Winners: Second Childhood (1990 TV Movie)

48 min | Drama

7.6
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Mark and his friends discover they've lived before.

Director: Mario Andreacchio | Stars: Cameron Bryson, Hannah Birdsey, Jason Veliskou, Trent Skipper

Votes: 7

28. And Then Something Changed (2019 TV Special)

20 min | Family

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Louis wakes to find himself in an inaccessible world. Is it a dream? Or is it real?

Director: Keiran Watson-Bonnice | Star: Theo Watson-Bonnice

29. Five Times Dizzy (1986– )

30 min | Comedy, Family, Drama

8.0
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Mareka comes up with a brilliant plan to help her Greek grandmother feel more at home in inner-city Sydney - a pet goat.

Stars: Rebekah Elmaloglou, Mary Kostakidis, Stavros Economidis, Dominic Elmaloglou

Votes: 7

30. Kaboodle (1988–1990)

Animation

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31. Mortified: Behind the Scenes (2007 TV Movie)

28 min | Documentary

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Director: Lucas Testro | Stars: Pino Amenta, Andrew Blackman, Rachel Blakely, Dajana Cahill

32. The Dukes of Bröxstônia (2010– )

1 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

6.2
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The Dukes are the hottest band to come out of Bröxstônia. Thanks to the generosity of the Bröxstônian government, The Dukes are on tour, spreading their uniquely punk thrash sounds to an unsuspecting world.

Star: Andrew McClelland

Votes: 20

33. Black Knight White Witch (2010)

Animation

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She makes tea, he throws axes. This short, comedic series features a warring White Witch and a Black Knight straight out of a fractured fairy tale.

34. Falcon Island (1981– )

30 min | Family

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Stars: Barrie Barkla, Alan Cassell, Greg Duffy, Ian Fletcher

35. Woven Threads (2018)

5 min | Documentary, Animation

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Woven Threads is dedicated to telling stories through which our shared humanity compels us to recognize and, perhaps, identify with the universality of the refugee experience.

Director: Michi Marosszeky | Stars: Marti Marosszeky, Abraham Ajok, Atika Hussain, Carina Hoang

36. The Fogbrook Thing (1986)

Short, Mystery

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Director: Mark Osborn

37. Scuff the Sock (1987 TV Movie)

56 min | Family

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After being hospitalized with a broken leg, seven-year-old Alistair befriends a sock called Scuff.

Director: Cathy Campbell | Stars: Angry Anderson, Adam Cockburn, Jonathan Coleman

38. Crash Zone (1999–2001)
Episode: Big Business (1999)

22 min | Family, Sci-Fi

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Marcello tries to make money selling Ram's new invention. Ram, realising Marcello is ripping him off, dissolves the partnership and then sells one of his amazing new video game converter to a strange girl, Louise.

Director: Ray Boseley | Stars: Cassandra Magrath, Paul Pantano, Damien Bodie, Frances Wang

39. Crash Zone (1999–2001)
Episode: Birthday (1999)

Family, Sci-Fi

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The kids, confused by Pi's depression, Bec's game and Marcello's weirdness, are unsure exactly who is really cracking up.

Director: Esben Storm | Stars: Cassandra Magrath, Paul Pantano, Damien Bodie, Frances Wang

40. Crash Zone (1999–2001)
Episode: Free Stuff (2001)

22 min | Family, Sci-Fi

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The lure of a program that can order all the free stuff from the Net automatically is Marcello's latest brainwave. When it goes wrong, however, it threatens everyone's future.

Director: Julian McSwiney | Stars: Cassandra Magrath, Paul Pantano, Damien Bodie, Frances Wang

41. Crash Zone (1999–2001)
Episode: Games People Play (2001)

22 min | Family, Sci-Fi

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Depressed at breaking up with Pi, Mike is drawn into playing a violent game on the Net. The fun suddenly stops when his nemesis, Damon, starts to pursue Mike in the real world.

Director: Ray Boseley | Stars: Cassandra Magrath, Paul Pantano, Damien Bodie, Frances Wang

42. Crash Zone (1999–2001)
Episode: Heroes (1999)

22 min | Family, Sci-Fi

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Marcello feels rejected when Alex dismisses his idea for a video game based on Virgil.

Director: Ray Boseley | Stars: Cassandra Magrath, Paul Pantano, Damien Bodie, Frances Wang

43. Crash Zone (1999–2001)
Episode: It's an Art (2001)

22 min | Family, Sci-Fi

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An inventor brings radical 3-D glasses to Catalyst. Alex convinces him that Catalyst has the perfect game to showcase them to the world. Only, which game?

Director: Ray Boseley | Stars: Cassandra Magrath, Paul Pantano, Damien Bodie, Frances Wang

44. Crash Zone (1999–2001)
Episode: Leap of Faith (1999)

22 min | Family, Sci-Fi

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Leo Moore arrives at Catalyst with a game he has invented and Alex is very keen to put money into it.

Director: Pino Amenta | Stars: Cassandra Magrath, Paul Pantano, Damien Bodie, Frances Wang

45. Crash Zone (1999–2001)
Episode: No News Is Good News (1999)

Family, Sci-Fi

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The kids are alone at Catalyst and having a great time when Kimberley arrives. She is a news reporter, there to do a story on the testers.

Director: Pino Amenta | Stars: Cassandra Magrath, Paul Pantano, Damien Bodie, Frances Wang

46. Crash Zone (1999–2001)
Episode: Rear Windows (2001)

22 min | Family, Sci-Fi

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A game Ram has successfully conquered on the Net turns out to be the blueprint for a real-life kidnapping. The team, distracted by the most important day of their careers, must stop a band of criminals from using Ram's strategy.

Director: Steve Jodrell | Stars: Cassandra Magrath, Paul Pantano, Damien Bodie, Frances Wang

47. Crash Zone (1999–2001)
Episode: Sabertooth (2001)

Family, Sci-Fi

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Famous hacker "Sabertooth" steals Alex's new hologram game and Catalyst's future looks grim. When Marcello realises that Sabertooth is someone he knows, he's got difficult decisions to make.

Director: Steve Jodrell | Stars: Cassandra Magrath, Paul Pantano, Damien Bodie, Frances Wang

48. Crash Zone (1999–2001)
Episode: Skin Deep (2001)

22 min | Family, Sci-Fi

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Pi discovers her film-star father is exploiting his daughter on the Net for publicity purposes. She's livid. She decides the time has come to tell him just how she feels.

Director: David Swann | Stars: Cassandra Magrath, Paul Pantano, Damien Bodie, Frances Wang

49. Crash Zone (1999–2001)
Episode: The Dream Team (1999)

22 min | Family, Sci-Fi

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After decoding a secret message on the Internet, five teens are offered the job of a lifetime: beta testers for the game company Catalyst network.

Director: Esben Storm | Stars: Cassandra Magrath, Paul Pantano, Damien Bodie, Frances Wang

50. Crash Zone (1999–2001)
Episode: Walkabout (2001)

22 min | Family, Sci-Fi

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Virgil jumps inside a robotic body and runs away from Catalyst. The kids are frantic. How do they find him and convince him to return before Alex finds out he's gone?

Director: David Swann | Stars: Cassandra Magrath, Paul Pantano, Damien Bodie, Frances Wang


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