Cane Toads: An Unnatural History


Cane Toads: An Unnatural History (1988)



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This film is a study of the cane toad, introduced into Australia in 1935 to control a beetle infestation that was destroying the country's sugar cane fields. The cane toad ate the beetles -- and everything else. With no natural predator to withstand its poison, the 100 original cane toad settlers soon took over the entire northern half of the vast continent of Australia. The film observes the toad's odd and often hilarious behavior and habits. Scientific commentary is balanced with fervently held opinions by local farmers on what to do about the cute but destructive cane toad.


Critic Reviews for Cane Toads: An Unnatural History

All Critics (7)

Hilarious pseudo-documentary

Dec 7, 2006 | Rating: 4/5

Truth is truly stranger than fiction as this documentary veers into sheer Monty Python territory, except the Python were never this weird . . .

Dec 23, 2003 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Cane Toads: An Unnatural History


Fascinating documentary dealing with the man-made plague of pesky cane toads that were artificially introduced into eastern Australia.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

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Fascinating, educational and scary documentary on the cane toad epidemic in Australia.

Wu Chouin
Wu Chouin

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Really funny, entertaining and informative doc about Australia's problems with the wacky Cane Toad. Everything from the toads history to it's use as a drug to the folks who love it and swerve to hit them is here and very well done. Also watch the director's fantastic doc Rat.

Christopher  Brown
Christopher Brown

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