Know the Voice Cast: ‘Back to the Outback’

Back to the Outback Voice Cast - Every Performer and Character in the Netflix Movie

The Back to the Outback voice cast features Isla Fisher, Tim Minchin and Eric Bana. This info article contains minor spoilers for Clare Knight and Harry Cripps’ 2021 Netflix movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Back to the Outback follows a group of deadly animals at Australian Wildlife Park. They manage to break free and receive assistance from the Uglies Secret Society (U.S.S.). The protagonists intend to settle at a mountain range but get chased down by their former owner, Chaz. Here’s every main player in Back to the Outback.

Back to the Outback Voice Cast: Isla Fisher as Maddie

Back to the Outback Voice Cast - Isla Fisher as Maddie

Character Profile: The main protagonist, an inland taipan. She worries about being perceived as a monster. Maddie dreams of returning home to the outback but feels loyal to a human who discovered her after emerging from an egg.

Fisher’s Resume: Gloria Cleary in Wedding Crashers (2005), Rebecca Bloomwood in Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009), Tooth in Rise of the Guardians (2012), Henley Reeves in Now You See Me (2013), Mackenzie in Godmothered (2020)

Back to the Outback Voice Cast: Tim Minchin as Pretty Boy

Back to the Outback Voice Cast - Tim Minchin as Pretty Boy

Character Profile: A koala bear who lives at Australian Wildlife Park. He is world-famous for his cuteness. Pretty Boy has an egocentric personality and initially clashes with Maddie.

Minchin’s Resume: Atticus Fetch/Jesus in Californication (2013), Smasher in The Secret River (2015), Friar Tuck in Robin Hood (2018),  Lucky Flynn in Upright (2019-), Busker K. Bushy, Esq. in Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021)

Back to the Outback Voice Cast: Eric Bana as Chaz

Back to the Outback Voice Cast - Eric Bana as Chaz

Character Profile: The zookeeper at Australian Wildlife Park. He lies about his accomplishments to impress his son. Chez pretends to be Australian but actually grew up in Tampa, Florida.

Bana’s Resume: Chopper in Chopper (2000), Hector in Troy (2004), Avner in Munich (2005), John Meehan in Dirty John (2018-19), Falk in The Dry (2020)

Back to the Outback Voice Cast: Guy Pearce as Frank

Back to the Outback Voice Cast - Guy Pearce as Frank 

Character Profile: A funnel-web spider who is “single by choice.” His passion is interpretive dance. Frank loses control of himself in the wild.

Pearce’s Resume: Ed Exley in L.A. Confidential (1997), Leonard in Memento (2000), Eric in The Rover (2014), Jack Irish in Jack Irish (2016-), Richard Ryan in Mare of Easttown (2021)

Back to the Outback Voice Cast: Miranda Tapsell as Zoe

Back to the Outback Voice Cast - Miranda Tapsell as Zoe

Character Profile: A thorny devil lizard. She is known for using her intellect to plan escapes. Zoe hopes to become part of a true family.

Tapsell’s Resume: Cynthia in The Sapphires (2012), Martha Tennant in Love Child (2014-17), April in Doctor Doctor (2018-19), Lauren Ford in Top End Wedding (2019), Rita in The Dry (2020)

Back to the Outback Voice Cast: Angus Imrie as Nigel

Back to the Outback Voice Cast - Angus Imrie as Nigel

Character Profile: A marbled scorpion. He gets scared by the “showtime” horn at the zoo and wants everything to be beautiful. Nigel is the most cautious member of the main protagonist group.

Imrie’s Resume: Scott Millington in Kingdom (2007-09), Young Merlin in The Kid Who Would Be King (2019), Bartholomew in Emma. (2020), Prince Edward in The Crown (2020), Digdog in Industry (2020)

Back to the Outback Voice Cast: Keith Urban as Doug

Back to the Outback Voice Cast - Keith Urban as Doug

Character Profile: A singing cane toad. He is locked up at a school and has a partner named Doreen. Doug manages to break free and raises a huge family.

Urban’s Resume: A Country Music Star and Reality TV Judge (American Idol, The Voice)

Back to the Outback Voice Cast: Jacki Weaver as Jackie

Back to the Outback Voice Cast - Jacki Weaver as Jackie

Character Profile: A saltwater crocodile. She tells stories about the outback to Maddie and her friends. Jackie is removed from Australian Wildlife Park after an incident with Chaz’s son, Chazzie.

Weaver’s Resume: Janine “Smurf” Cody in Animal Kingdom (2010), Dolores Solitano in Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Gwendolyn Stoker in Stoker (2013), Carolyn/Claudette in The Disaster Artist (2017), Caroline Warner in Yellowstone (2021)


The Back to the Outback voice cast also includes Diesel La Torraca (Lambs of God, Little Monsters), Rachel House (Moana, Hunt for the Wilderpeople), Celeste Barber (Burke & Willis, The Letdown), Wayne Knight (Seinfeld, Jurassic Park), Aislinn Derbez (Estar o no estar, Miss Bala) and Australian pop star Kylie Minogue.

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.