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A mixture of live-action, puppetry, animation, and documentary, Lift Off centred on a group of children who lived in the same neighbourhood and whose imaginations made their environment a world of fun and excitement. However, the program also explored issues such as pain, loneliness, jealousy, and anger. The program was aimed at three-year-old to eight-year-old viewers (as defined by Harvard University developmental psychologist Howard Gardner), and was linked to school curricula through the Curriculum Corporation of Australia.


  • The authorship details given above and in the full episode listing below are courtesy of the Australian Children's Television Foundation. The ACTF note that Lift Off was very much a team effort, and the lists of authors for each episode reflect that process.

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