Oddball: Shane Jacobson, a dog and some penguins in true story of Swampy Marsh

By Karl Quinn
Updated September 17 2015 - 3:03pm, first published 12:00pm
Shane Jacobson as Swampy Marsh with young star Coco Jack Gillies and "Oddball".
Shane Jacobson as Swampy Marsh with young star Coco Jack Gillies and "Oddball".

Everyone associated with Oddball knows the old showbiz rule about never working with animals and children. But everyone who worked on this based-on-fact story of an Australian chook farmer whose dog helped save a colony of penguins from fox attack also knows that rules are meant to be broken.

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