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Transmission Films is delighted to announce THE VERY EXCELLENT MR. DUNDEE, starring Australian icon Paul Hogan, will be releasing in cinemas nationally on April 30, 2020.

THE VERY EXCELLENT MR. DUNDEE sees Paul Hogan playing himself and on the brink of receiving a Knighthood for services to comedy. “Don’t do anything to mess this up”, his manager tells him. However, despite all his best efforts, the next 6 weeks sees his name and reputation hilariously destroyed.

Joining Paul is UK comedy legend John Cleese, US comedy legend Chevy Chase, the much loved Olivia Newton-John, Aussie favourites Shane Jacobson, Julia Morris, Rachael Carpani, comedy star Jim Jefferies, Die Hard’s Reggie VelJohnson, Seinfeld’s Wayne Knight with many big international stars also joining the fun with surprise appearances!

THE VERY EXCELLENT MR. DUNDEE is directed by Dean Murphy, who previously worked with Paul on Strange Bedfellows (2004), Charlie & Boots (2009) and That’s Not My Dog! (2018). Murphy, who co-wrote the script with Robert Mond, is also producing, alongside Nigel Odell.

THE VERY EXCELLENT MR. DUNDEE sees Australia’s favourite larrikin Hoges joined on the big screen by true legends of comedy – what’s not to love? Paul Hogan is an Australian icon, and we’re delighted to continue our association with this living legend,” said Transmission Films Joint Managing Directors Andrew Mackie and Richard Payten.

“Audiences always have a great time with Paul when he’s on screen, but this film is particularly special. People ask what’s true and what’s not… What I do know is fact is certainly funnier than fiction!” said Director Dean Murphy.

THE VERY EXCELLENT MR. DUNDEE is releasing in Australian cinemas on April 30, 2020.

At least Dean Murphy seems to be doing pretty well out of the Paul Hogan business. We’re yet to be convinced the opposite is true.

Also, if you don’t want the “surprise appearances!” spoiled, don’t check out the IMDB page (spoiler: you won’t be spoilt).

Still, at least this looks like it’s trying to be funny – which isn’t exactly something we can say about the latest project from Australia’s other greatest overseas comedy sensation:

After months of anticipation, Pooch Perfect will finally go to air on February 27 at 7.30pm.

Hosted by Rebel Wilson, audiences will see dog groomers from across the country battle it out to give their pups the best hairstyle.

The animals will model their new look on the ‘dog walk’ and be judged by leading dog stylists, Amber Lewin and Colin Taylor.

Geddit? Pooch Perfect sounds like Pitch Perfect, the movie franchise that Rebel Wilson was… uh, in. And when they do a cat version they can call it Pitch Purr-fect! Yeah, we should probably register that trademark before they do.

Otherwise, this is clearly some kind of television show that will be broadcast, and that’s about as far into it as we want to go. Remember when Rebel got a huge payout because Woman’s Day cost her millions of dollars in fat Hollywood paychecks and then she had to give most of it back? Presumably this is how she’s making up the shortfall.

The real question is, if this is the result of her big court reversal, who’s laughing now? Because it’s definitely not us.

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