Marco Polo Junior: A Crisis of Animated Identity

  • Dan Torre
  • Lienors Torre


This chapter provides an in-depth discussion of the production of the feature animated film, Marco Polo Jr vs. The Red Dragon (Eric Porter, 1972), regarded as the first animated feature to be produced in Australia. This film suffered greatly from an identity crisis that not only complicated its perceived national identity and placement in animation history, but ultimately affected its financial success.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dan Torre
    • 1
  • Lienors Torre
    • 2
  1. 1.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Deakin UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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