Back to the Outback

Back to the Outback is a 2021 Australian computer-animated adventure comedy film directed by Clare Knight and Harry Cripps, in both their directorial debuts, from a screenplay written by Cripps, and a story by Gregory Lessans and Cripps. An international co-production between Australia and the United States, the voice cast includes Isla Fisher, Tim Minchin, Eric Bana, Guy Pearce, Miranda Tapsell, Angus Imrie, Keith Urban, and Jacki Weaver. Produced by Reel FX Animation Studios, Weed Road Pictures and Netflix Animation, Akiva Goldsman also served as executive producer.


Zookeeper Chaz demonstrates several venomous animals at the zoo in Sydney, Australia. Maddie, a venomous Inland Tapian, is used for show but is greatly feared by the public, much to her dismay. After an accident involving motherly crocodile, Jackie, and the zookeeper’s son, Jackie is removed from the zoo.