The Flamin’ Thongs

Director: Kelly Lynagh

Art Director: Scott Vanden Bosch

Writers: Simon Dodd & Bruce Griffiths

Producers: Keith Saggers & Colin South

Runtime: 26 x 12 minute episodes

Produced by Red Dog Bites Pty Ltd and Media World Pictures

2014

The ‘Big Pineapple’, the ‘Big Banana’, the ‘Big Prawn’… there’s a weird and wacky tradition in Australia of turning local icons into oversized statues to attract tourists. One of the biggest is in the tiny town of Whale Bay, home to the Giant Thong. Sadly the ‘Giant Thong’ is also one of Australia’s least known tourist attractions but that may be about to change – for all the wrong reasons. Whale Bay is home to the Thong family – parents Trevor and Brenda, their 12-year-old son Holden and his older sister Narelle.

“So packed with Australiana is this tweens’ animation that it could serve as the format for a cartoon version of Modern Family’s next visit Down Under.” — Sydney Morning Herald

“A distinctly antipodean sense of humour and a series of fabulous sight gags make this one fun for all the family.” — Sun Herald


 
 

Awards

2015 19TH AEAF AWARDS, AUSTRALIA
Finalist – Best Television Series

2015 18TH CARTOONS ON THE BAY, ITALY
Official Selection – International Panorama, Kids Television Series

2015 48TH WORLDFEST HOUSTON, USA
Winner – Gold Remi Award, Best Animated Television Production

2015 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL (MIAF), AUSTRALIA 
Official Selection – Panorama

2015 22ND STUTTGART INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILM, GERMANY
Official Selection – Tricks For Kids Series Competition

2014 4TH AACTA AWARDS, AUSTRALIA
Winner – Best Children’s Television Series
Nominated – Best Original Music Score in Television

2014 19TH ASIAN TELEVISION AWARDS, SINGAPORE
Winner – Best 2D Animated Program

2014 SCREEN PRODUCERS AUSTRALIA AWARDS (SPA)
Finalist – Best Children’s Television Production

2014 AUSTRALIAN WRITERS GUILD AWARDS (AWGIES)
Nominated – Best Children’s Television