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Blinky Bill

Blinky Bill poster
Directed by Yoram Gross
Produced by Yoram Gross
Written by Yoram Gross
Leonard Lee
John Palmer
Starring Robyn Moore
Keith Scott
Music by Guy Gross
Cinematography Frank Hammond
Paul Ozerski
Editing by G.Y. Jerzy
Lee Smith
Distributed by Beyond Distribution
Release date(s) 17 September 1992
Flag of Australia Australia
24 September 1992
Flag of the United States United States
30 March 1994
Flag of France France
18 February 1995
Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands
Running time 80 min.
Country Flag of Australia Australia
Language English
IMDb profile

Blinky Bill is an anthropomorphic koala who is a children's fiction character in three stories of New Zealand-born Australian author Dorothy Wall. Movie Poster for Blinky Bill The Mischievous Koala, 1992. ... YORAM GROSS is internationally recognised as Australia’s leading producer and director of quality children’s and family entertainment. ... YORAM GROSS is internationally recognised as Australia’s leading producer and director of quality children’s and family entertainment. ... YORAM GROSS is internationally recognised as Australia’s leading producer and director of quality children’s and family entertainment. ... Leonard Lee C.M., is a recipient of the Order of Canada. ... John Palmer is the name of several notable individuals, including: John McAuley Palmer (1817-1900), U.S. Civil War general and governor of Illinois; John McAuley Palmer (1870-1955), American First World War general and military theorist, the grandson of the first John McCauley Palmer; John Palmer (1785-1840), U... Robyn Moore is an Australian actor and voice actor. ... Keith Scott is a voice-over actor from Australia. ... This article is considered orphaned, since there are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Lee Smith is an ACE-certified film editor. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Anthropomorphism, also referred to as personification or prosopopeia, is the attribution of human characteristics to inanimate objects, animals, forces of nature, and others. ... For the drawing program, see KoalaPad/Painter. ... Dorothy Wall (12 January 1894 - 21 January 1942) was a New Zealand born author and illustrator of childrens fiction books. ...


These stories are Blinky Bill, Blinky Bill and Nutsy and Blinky Bill Grows Up.


The main character, Blinky Bill, is known for his mischievousness and his love for his mother. His friends include his adopted sister Nutsy, his kangaroo friend Splodge, his Platypus friend Flap, Marcia his Marsupial friend, and his mentor Mr Wombat or Wombo, as Blinky prefers to call him. In general throughout the stories he does things that are realistic for koalas as well as things that child readers would like to do. Species Macropus rufus Macropus giganteus Macropus fuliginosus Macropus antilopinus A kangaroo is a marsupial from the family Macropodidae (macropods, meaning large foot). In common use the term is used to describe the largest species from this family, the Red Kangaroo, the Antilopine Kangaroo, and the Eastern and Western Grey Kangaroo... For other uses, see Platypus (disambiguation). ... This article is about mammals. ... For other uses, see Wombat (disambiguation). ...


On another level, the Blinky Bill stories also present messages of conservation. Wall tells the stories directly to the children and Blinky often interacts with the readers in an introduction. Her dedications are often to 'All the Kind Children', with her own son Peter and other common Australian names of the 1930s appearing. They are also illustrated by Dorothy Wall herself. Blinky Bill was in 1934 classified R rating.[citation needed] The conservation movement is a political and social movement that seeks to protect natural resources including plant and animal species as well as their habitat for the future. ...


Though the books have never been out of print, the Blinky Bill story has also been adapted for television and cinema. The first television series from the 1980s featured actors interacting with puppet animals and went under the title of The New Adventures of Blinky Bill. Blinky Bill was also made into an animated movie by Yoram Gross Film Studios in 1992 and in 1994 there was a second children's series on the ABC Kids channel. It was called The Adventures of Blinky Bill. More recently there have been computer games based on the Blinky Bill franchise, and these have been moderately successful. The New Adventures of Blinky Bill was a puppet series that ran on ABC Television (Australia) for 4 seasons from 1984. ... The Australian Broadcasting Corporation or ABC is Australias national non-profit public broadcaster. ... The Adventures Of Blinky Bill is an animated series based on Dorothy Wall books, Blinky Bill. ...


Blinky Bill is also the nickname of the light at the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Contents

Blinky The Character

Blinky Bill's father illustration
Blinky Bill's father illustration

One of Blinkys favourite words is "extraordinary" Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (655x879, 25 KB)Blinky Bill, by Dorothy Wall (1894 - 1942) Source: [1] 1means the typographical arrangement and layout of a published work. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (655x879, 25 KB)Blinky Bill, by Dorothy Wall (1894 - 1942) Source: [1] 1means the typographical arrangement and layout of a published work. ...

Song Lyrics

There are 2 opening versions of the song and 2 ending versions of the song.


Opening 1

This is the story of Blinky Bill and Flap and Nutsy too,
And Wombo, Ruff, and Marcia, and Splodge the kangaroo.
Now they all live in Green Patch Town as happy as can be,
With friends and neighbours all around the same as you and me.


But then one dark and gloomly night when all the bush was still.
Some bandits came and stole the trees to feed their woodchip mill,
And when at last the morning came the timber trucks moved on,
And there where Green Patch used to be, the little town was gone.


Hey, Hey, Blinky Bill- save us from that woodchip mill,
If you don't do it no one will- good old Blinky Bill.
Hey, Hey, Blinky Bill- get in there and fight until
We're safely back on Green Patch Hill- good old Blinky Bill!


So come and see what happens next to Blinky and his friends,
But ten to one you'll never guess the way the story ends!
Watch Blinky helped us save the bush and replant every tree
So come on we'll rebuild the town- just you watch and see.


Hey, Hey, Blinky Bill- save us from that woodchip mill,
If you don't do it no one will- good old Blinky Bill.
Hey, Hey, Blinky Bill- get in there and fight until
We're safely back on Green Patch Hill- good old Blinky Bill!


Hey, Hey, Blinky Bill- save us from that woodchip mill,
If you don't do it no one will- good old Blinky Bill.
Hey, Hey, Blinky Bill- get in there and fight until
We're safely back on Green Patch Hill- good old Blinky Bill!
Good on ya, Blinky!


Opening 2

This is the story of Blinky Bill and Flap and Nutsy too,
And Wombo, Ruff, and Marcia, and Splodge the kangaroo.
Now they all live in Green Patch Town as happy as can be,
With friends and neighbors all around the same as you and me.


But it's not always fun and games for Blinky and his crew.
Disasters shouldn't happen, but, alas, they sometimes do!
There's mysteries and secrets out there amongst the trees,
And nobody needs enemies when you've got friends like these!


Hey, Hey, Blinky Bill- you'll never catch him standing still,
Life is pretty boring till you've met Blinky Bill.
Hey, Hey, Blinky Bill- our cheeky mate from Green Patch hill
If you don't know him, you soon will- good old Blinky Bill!


So come and see what happens next to Blinky and his friends,
But ten to one you'll never guess the way the story ends!
Our little mischief-maker, the one who never fails,
Enjoy his great adventures in these new exciting tales!


Hey, Hey, Blinky Bill- you'll never catch him standing still,
Life is pretty boring till you've met Blinky Bill.
Hey, Hey, Blinky Bill- our little mate from Green Patch hill
If you don't know him, you soon will- good old Blinky Bill!


Hey, Hey, Blinky Bill- you'll never catch him standing still,
Life is pretty boring till you've met Blinky Bill.
Hey, Hey, Blinky Bill-- our little mate from Green Patch hill
If you don't know him, you soon will- good old Blinky Bill!
Good on ya, Blinky!


Ending 1 (incomplete)

G'day old mate I'm Blinky Bill I bet you heard of me
I'm living in Australia up a eucalyptus tree
Now don't you listen to a word those awful grownups say
I'm always on my best behavior nearly every day


I'm Blinky Bill
My whole lifes a thrill
I do exactly what I want
I'm Blinky Bill


Ending 2 (incomplete)

Yahoo, didgeridoo
Blinky Bill and all his crew
Nutsy, Flap, and Marcia, too
and Splodge the Kanga... Splodge the Kanga... Splodge the Kangaroo


Plots

In the first series, Blinky and the others have to save Green Patch Hill from the woodchip mill.


In the second series, Blinky has adventures in Green Patch Hill. Halfway through the series, the school has a excursion. During the excursion, Blinky, Nutsy, Flap, Marcia and Splodge decide to venture while the rest of the class were taking a nap. Blinky originally wanted to scare Miss Magpie and the other kids with a spooky voice, but suddenly, he and his friends fell down from a cave and couldn't get back to them. This then left Blinky and his friends have adventures away from Green Patch Hill, while the townspeople from Green Patch Hill try to find Blinky and his friends. In the end, Blinky and his friends come back home safely.


Another series called Blinky Bill round the world adventures. Blinky, Nutsy and Flap go on a balloon with other animal companions from a circus on a round the world trip. While trying to get all their companions back to their home towns, two people from the circus try to catch them and get them back to their circus.


See also

This is a list of animated feature-length films from around the world organised chronologically by year; theatrical releases as well as made-for-TV and direct-to-video movies. ...

External links


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