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Cane Toads An Unnatural History 1988

A documentary detailing the spread of Hawaiian sugar-cane toads through Australia in a botched attempt to introduce them as counter germs.
Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis
Tip Byrne, H.W. Kerr, Glen Ingram | See Complete cast & crew ”

Cane Toads: An Unnatural History (1988) is a 47-minute documentary Movie about That the introduction of Cane Toads to Australia.

Cane Toads were introduced to Australia with the goal of controlling a sugar cane insect, the cane beetle, however they over-multiplied and became a severe problem in the Australian ecosystem. It’s often humorous, and is used in high schools and schools as a complement to curricula in biology, ecology, environmental science, anthropology, geography, and communicating.

The film was nominated for a BAFTA Film Award for Best Short Film.It is distributed in the United States by Radio Pictures.


Unusual for a movie considered a cult classic, Cane Toads performed very well during its theatrical release. For nearly 20 years Cane Toads: An Unnatural History held the title of top grossing non-IMAX documentary for the Australian box office. It stays easily in the top ten now in spite of the IMAX movies included. Launched in March 1988, it’s recorded as earning $613,910 Australian dollars (not adjusted for inflation).