Ozzie - 2001
Daybreak Pacific - 88 min.
DVD UPC #03914520705, #9421016370696
Cast: Joan Collins, Spencer Breslin, Ralf Moeller, Rachel Hunter, Peter Rowley, Bruce Allpress.
Screenplay: Michael Lach, Lori O'Brien; Animatronics Supervisor: John Cox; Visual Effects Supervisor: Jan Stoltz; Photography: Neil Cervin; Editor: Douglas Braddock, Julia Wiedwald, Georgia Wyss; Music: Florian Appl; Production Designer: Mark Robbins; Producers: Chuck Binder, Grant Bradley, George Lascu;
Director: Bill Tannen.
Ozzie is a young koala living in Australia. He is kidnapped by two goons (Buzz and Tank) who work for Maxine (Joan Collins), president of Happy Toys. Legend says that Ozzie speaks English and Maxine wants to clone Ozzie into hundreds of koalas and sell them as talking pets. Buzz and Tank lose Ozzie to Justin Morton (Spencer Breslin), an 8 year old who is celebrating his birthday with a trip to Australia. When Maxine finds out the koala is missing, a screwball comedy chase begins as Justin is determined to return Ozzie to his Australian home. A great film for pre-teens.
Censor rating: PG - Review rating: C+