|Directed by||Todd Williams|
|Presented by||Stephen (Baamba) Albert|
|Narrated by||Stephen (Baamba) Albert|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of episodes||13|
|First shown in||SBS|
|Original release||29 June –|
21 September 1998
Bobtales is an Australian animated series of aboriginal dreamtime stories produced in Perth, Western Australia in 1997 and aired in 1998.
Thirteen 5-minute episodes were produced by independent film company Gripping Film and Graphics and the Western Australian Aboriginal Media Association in Western Australia, with funding from Screenwest, Film Australia, and SBS Independent. The series is distributed within Australia and world wide by Screen Australia.
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Alex Kelly is an Australian freelance artist, film maker and producer based in Alice Springs, Australia. Alex grew up in a farming community near Wodonga in regional Victoria, Kelly has worked with diverse communities in Australia and around the world including Coober Pedy, Alice Springs, Amsterdam, Barcelona and the UK organising and lobbying for social change. She has been involved in community development, the arts, media (communication), environmental protection and social justice projects.
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