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Little J & Big Cuz back for a fourth season

A new season of the award-winning children’s animation Little J & Big Cuz will premiere to Australian audiences Monday 8 July on NITV and ABC Kids.

Premiering as part of NAIDOC Week programming, Season 4 brings even more wonder and adventure as Little J, Big Cuz, Nanna and Old Dog continue to explore their culture, community and country. Little J and Big Cuz plan the best birthday party ever, take an epic road trip, hunt for honey ants and run a radio station, learning valuable life stories along the way.

Drawing on stories from First Nations writers all over Australia and the voices of some of the country’s most iconic actors – including Miranda Tapsell as Little J, Deborah Mailman as Big Cuz, Ursula Yovich as Nanna and Aaron Fa’Aoso as Old Dog – the series continues to offer a proud and positive view of Indigenous Australia.

The season marks 50 episodes of Little J & Big Cuz and welcome two new languages, Kuku Yalanji and Kalaw Kawaw Ya to the existing fifteen Australian First Nations Languages - Arrernte, Pitjantjatjara, Djambarrpuyngu, Walmajarri, Yawuru, palawa kani, Warlpiri, Torres Strait Creole, Gija, Noongar, Wiradjuri, Kunwinjku, Roper Kriol, Luritja-Pintupi and Dhuwaya.

ACTF Head of Content and Acting CEO Bernadette O’Mahony said: “Little J & Big Cuz is a one-of-a-kind series, capturing the joy and wonder of Aboriginal children discovering the world around them. A funny, gentle and heartfelt series, it gives Indigenous children a chance to see themselves and their lives reflected on screen, and provides non-Indigenous children with a window into life on Country. To create 50 episodes of a series is a remarkable achievement and everyone involved in this groundbreaking series is to be congratulated.”

Catch up on seasons 1-3 now on SBS on Demand and ABC iview.

 

Little J & Big Cuz is a Ned Lander Media production for NITV and ABC Children and Family. Principal production funding from Screen Australia. Developed and produced with assistance from Screen Tasmania, Vicscreen and Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF) in association with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Educational sales by Australian Council for Educational Research. Distributed by the Australian Children’s Television Foundation.

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