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Dusty No. 12: Dusty Says Keep Britain Tidy

Dusty No. 12: Dusty Says Keep Britain Tidy

Dusty the kangaroo patrols a train in this campaigning cartoon - until she comes upon a litter strewn carriage...

Public Information Filler 1978 mins

Overview

Dusty the kangaroo is patrolling a train and comes upon a litter strewn carriage and its messy occupants. The untidy picnickers are soon put to rights with the assistance of Dusty and her capacious pouch, in this campaigning film made for the charity Keep Britain Tidy.

This is one of a series of 17 public information films featuring the animated character Dusty the kangaroo. They were made in the late 1970s for the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, an independent campaigning group established in 1954, following a campaign by the Women's Institute. Short 'fillers' - informational films which padded out cinema programmes - such as these were credited with changing attitudes towards littering. They were even helped by celebrities of the day - from Marc Bolan to Morecambe and Wise - supporting the cause.