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Series cast summary:
Laura Daniel Laura Daniel ...  Riley / ... 25 episodes, 2016-2017
Tammy Davis Tammy Davis ...  Tane / ... 25 episodes, 2016-2017
Josh Thomson ...  Fridge 25 episodes, 2016-2017
Ryan Cooper ...  Bessy / ... 20 episodes, 2016-2017


The little known island of Ngaro has long held many a mystery, though this fact has been largely unnoticed by the quiet townsfolk that call it home. That is until Tane, Fridge, and Riley, who call themselves "The Barefoot Bandits", take it upon themselves to investigate all of the secrets the island has to offer.

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Outstanding New Zealand series
20 May 2016 | by Smokey_TSee all my reviews

Barefoot Bandits hits a lot of the right notes for me. It's a little talky at times admittedly and very very colloquial, but the humour, quality of the characters, stories, and animation might prove palatable to an audience outside New Zealand. I hope so.

It's brave and surprising to see a series that irreverently showcases New Zealand provinciality, it's very Scooby Doo, but undeniably Kiwi.

What other series has the young upstart investigator say to the menacing robot:

"What are you looking at? you got an eye problem?"

I've only seen the first season and about 6 or 8 episodes, but thus far it's a very good effort.

Reading the credits it doesn't appear to have offshored it's animation work, which is encouraging. I enjoyed the first series of bro'Town, but lost interest by the second series, and they opted to employ foreign animation farms for a lot of the work. The animation is clunky in a South Park/Samurai Jack way, but facial and other character animation is still strong.

You might enjoy.

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