Netflix has just released an enchanting new trailer for their upcoming animated adventure film, Back To the Outback.
The family film follows the story of a group of animals – including a poisonous snake, thorny devil lizard, hairy spider, and scorpion – who dream of escaping their zoo enclosures for a better, happier and more contented life in Australia’s outback. A koala joins the gang in their escape as they take to the road for a trip across Australia, running from the zookeeper and his sidekick who are chasing after them.
The rambunctious animated film has a stellar cast too, featuring the voices of La Torraca, Guy Pearce, Miranda Tapsell, Angus Imrie, Keith Urban, Wayne Knight, Celeste Barber, Rachel House, Lachlan Power, and Jacki Weaver. Clare Knight and Harry Cripps have directed the piece, with Cripps also serving as the film’s writer. The story was a collaborative effort, written by both Gregory Lessans and Cripps.
The endearing trailer sees the film’s animal characters enjoying their time dancing until something unexpected throws a spanner in the works. Granted that Pretty Boy the koala is the group’s nemesis, it seems likely that the event is no accident.
The film’s synopsis reads: “Tired of being locked in a reptile house where humans gawk at them like they’re monsters, a ragtag group of Australia’s deadliest creatures plot a daring escape from their zoo to the Outback, a place where they’ll fit in without being judged for their scales and fangs. Leading the group is Maddie (Isla Fisher), a poisonous snake with a heart of gold, who bands together with a self-assured Thorny Devil lizard Zoe (Miranda Tapsell), a lovelorn hairy spider Frank (Guy Pearce), and a sensitive scorpion Nigel (Angus Imrie).”
But when their nemesis – Pretty Boy (Tim Minchin), a cute but obnoxious koala – unexpectedly joins their escape, Maddie and the gang have no choice but to take him with them,” it continues. “So begins a hair-raising and hilarious road trip across Australia, as they are pursued by a zookeeper Chaz (Eric Bana) and his adventure-seeking mini-me (Diesel La Torraca).”
Back To The Outback is set for release on December 10th. You can watch the trailer below.