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Blinky Bill the Movie

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Blinky Bill the Movie
Blinky Bill the Movie poster.jpg
Theatrical film poster
Directed by Deane Taylor
Produced by Jim Ballantine
Barbara Stephen
Written by Fin Edquist
Based on Blinky Bill
by Dorothy Wall
Starring Ryan Kwanten
Rufus Sewell
Toni Collette
David Wenham
Deborah Mailman
Richard Roxburgh
Robin McLeavy
Barry Otto
Barry Humphries
Music by Dale Cornelius
Edited by Simon Klaebe
Production
company
Distributed by StudioCanal (Australia)
Shout! Factory (United States)
Enchanted Animation (United Kingdom)
Release date
  • 17 September 2015 (2015-09-17)
Running time
93 minutes
Country Australia
United Kingdom
United States
India
Language English
Box office $4.3 million[1]

Blinky Bill the Movie is a 2015 computer-animated adventure-comedy film based on the Blinky Bill character, an anthropomorphic koala created by Dorothy Wall for a children's book series in 1933. The film was produced by Flying Bark Productions (formerly known as Yoram Gross Films Studio, which also produced Blinky Bill: The Mischievous Koala, a 1992 traditional-animated film featuring the character), and co-produced by Assemblage Entertainment (India) and Telegael (Ireland).[2]

Plot

In the town of Greenpatch, Australia, a courageous young koala named Blinky Bill (Ryan Kwanten) tells a story about his father, Bill Koala (Richard Roxburgh) while embarking on a journey across the wild, and dangerous Australian outback in the hope of finding him.

Blinky’s dad had created their home Green Patch, where every animal could feel safe and live in peace. Blinky has been influenced by the legend of his father, who is on an adventure to the Valley of White Dinosaurs. When Cranklepot the Lizard attempts to dominate Green Patch and become the ruler, Blinky realises that he must go in search of Bill Koala. Throughout his adventure he befriends a girl koala named Nutsy, a lizard named Jacko, and a few other creatures who assist Blinky on his quest. He discovers that being a hero is complicated and requires teamwork.

Voice cast

Ryan Kwanten plays the role of voicing Blinky Bill.
Ryan Kwanten plays the role of voicing Blinky Bill.
Deborah Mailman (left) voices Blinky's mother, and Barry Otto (right) voices Mayor Cranklepot.
Deborah Mailman (left) voices Blinky's mother, and Barry Otto (right) voices Mayor Cranklepot.

Animation

  • Dilip Rathod (CG Supervisor)
  • Noel Cleary (co-director)
  • Alexs Stadermann (co-director)
  • Alex Weight (co-director)
  • Rebecca Tolliday CG Producer
  • Gert Verhulst Executive Producer
  • Hans Bourlon Executive Producer
  • Paul Cummins executive producer
  • Alexia Gates-Foale associate producer
  • Gabrielle Joosten line producer
  • A.K. Madhavan executive producer
  • Emily Price Executive Producer
  • Brian Rosen executive producer

Others cast

  • Debabrata Chatterjee (Surfacing Artist)

Reception

According to Ozmovies, in Australia, "The film opened to indifferent reviews, even allowing for the soft treatment often handed out to Australian films valiantly trying to do something for the children's/family market."[3] On Rotten Tomatoes the film received generally positive reviews, earning a 73% approval rating, based on reviews from 11 critics.[4]

The book Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema interpreted the Rotten Tomatoes audience score of 43%, taking to imply that audiences and fans of the original book and the animated series had negative reactions to the film.[5]

Accolades

Award Category Subject Result
Asia Pacific Screen Awards Best Animated Feature Film Jim Ballantine & Barbara Stephen Nominated
Kids' Choice Award Favorite Voice in an Animated Film Ryan Kwanten & Robin McLeavy Won
Screen Music Awards Feature Film Score of the Year Dale Cornelius Nominated

Television series

The film was followed by a 26-episode TV series, The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill that aired on Seven Network.[6]

References

  1. ^ "The Blinky Bill Movie (2014)". Box Office Mojo. 11 September 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Assemblage Delivers 'Blinky Bill the Movie'". Animation Magazine. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  3. ^ 'Blinky Bill' atOzmovies, accessed 14 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Blinky Bill The Movie". Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  5. ^ Aveyard, Karina; Moran, Albert; Vieth, Errol (26 December 2017). "Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema". Rowman & Littlefield. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  6. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (17 July 2015). "'Blinky Bill' Reboot Set for 2016". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 5 September 2015.

External links

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