"Minchin, who will likely take on a larger creative role in addition to writing the music/lyrics for the film: “I was lucky enough to grow up in Western Australia and know that the Australian outback is vast and spell-binding and heart stoppingly beautiful, and the characters that inhabit it are unique and hilarious and tough and cheeky. I am hugely excited to be working with Harry and the DreamWorks Animation team in their mission to capture some of this unique aesthetic and quirky, iconoclastic culture on film. It’s going to be bloody good fun.”
Larrikins tells the story of an uptight bilby (a desert dwelling marsupial), who has lived a sheltered life in the safety of his family
burrow. When he ventures out and becomes privy to a dangerous secret, he finds himself launched on a musical adventure
across the mystical and untamed Australian outback."
Lindy West: If Comedy Has No Lady Problem, Why Am I Getting So Many Rape Threats? →
Be careful that what you think might be funny on stage - no this isn’t ‘political correctness’, it’s being sensitive to the possible suffering and trauma of your audience. No, this isn’t a ‘freedom of speech’ issue either. Read on…
Oh goodie, you guys. We get to do the “no but for real, rape jokes aren’t funny and saying that doesn’t threaten your freedom of speech” runaround again. This time, Jezebel’s Lindy West is caught in the crossfire: she had the audacity to go on TV and say rape jokes aren’t funny, so naturally, the internet has responded by calling her names, threatening to rape her, and saying she’s too fat/ugly/lesbionic/man-hating to get raped.