From the miles of red, weathered sand dunes that characterize the continent’s famed Outback, to the cascading waterfalls and lush wildlife of its scattered rainforests, Australia is a land of extremes. Through computer animation and the wide-eyed lens of the world’s most evocative motion picture format, viewers will journey back in time to witness the birth and evolution of this intriguing land.

This extreme adventure begins more than 40 million years ago when Australia was part of the super continent of Gondwana. As this huge landmass broke up, Australia drifted north into the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean, as its sister continent, Antarctica, remained trapped at the South Pole. Nestled in the Earth’s southern hemisphere, Australia is comparable in size to the United States and is the largest island in the world. Isolated from the other continents for millions of years, its plants and animals evolved in a unique way. To some it may appear to be more like another planet than another continent.

Length: 40:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2002
  • Date Released:
    May 2002
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70
  • Distributor:

    K2 Studios

  • Produced By:

    Living Pictures Pty Ltd. In collaboration with the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Boston’s Museum of Science,

  • Executive Producer:
  • Producer: David Flatman, Sue Flatman
  • Director:  David Flatman
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  David Flatman, Les Murray
  • Cinematography: Malcolm Ludgate, Hans Heidrich, Peter Coleman
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  David Bridie, Helen Mountfort
  • Editor: Stewart Young
  • Narrator:
  • Other Credits:
  • Sponsors: Financed by the Australian Film Finance Corporation Limited and the New South Wales Film and Television Office


  • Animals
  • Cultural Studies
  • Destination
  • Documentary
  • Nature



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