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Blinky Bill: The Mischievous Koala (1992)

Blinky Bill (original title)
After his home is destroyed by deforestation, Blinky Bill sets out on a quest to find his displaced mother.

Director:

Yoram Gross

Writers:

John Palmer (script), Leonard Lee (script) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robyn Moore ... Blinky Bill (voice)
Keith Scott ... (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ross Higgins Ross Higgins ... (voice)
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Storyline

After his home is destroyed by deforestation, Blinky Bill sets out on a quest to find his displaced mother.

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The Mischievous Koala


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1992 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Blinky Bill: The Mischievous Koala See more »

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Dolby

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Color
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Trivia

The outside of the General Store was based on the Mobil petrol station building in Terrey Hills, Sydney. The building was portrayed very closely, including the awning on the side and the worn, cracked step at the front. The petrol station, no longer there, was situated on the corner of McCarr's Creek and Mona Vale Roads, prior to the redevelopment of this area. See more »

Crazy Credits

The producers emphasise that this film depicts the consequences of logging carried out illegally and without proper consideration for the environment. Logging under approved procedures would not create the destruction of the environment portrayed in this film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Kicking and Screaming (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Frog Song
Music by Guy Gross
Lyrics by John Palmer
Performed by Ross Higgins
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Not near as good as I remember it being but still fun
6 August 2015 | by ndunsmoSee all my reviews

It's been ages since I last saw this and I'd almost given up hope on finding a way to watch it in its entirety after all the years. Well, I lucked out and found a way to watch it again. I remembered many things about it, and finally having seen it again, it's still enjoyable, but not as good as I remember it being. The animations, for one, don't quite hold up, though I still find it neat that they blended animation with real backgrounds. I actually kinda miss the time Australia used to do that with all of their animated films. As far as the story goes, well, yes, it's environmental propaganda, which was so common in the 90's. But, what makes this film slightly better than a lot of those other environmental films is that this one put its focus where it matters: on the characters. See, my biggest issue with films like this is that they spend so much time on the message and the visuals, they forget that unless the characters are interesting, it's hard for the audience to get invested in the moral it's trying to get across. This movie actually focuses more on characters and their interactions, and that's a major plus. The only issue I do have with the story is that the intro is kind of rushed, but once we get to the flashback, the pacing improves immensely, so it's alright. As for the songs, well, they're fun, they're energetic, but I have two issues with them. First issue is that they stop after the first half. This is something that bugs me, when a musical stops being one halfway through. No, if you make your film a musical, you spread the songs out more otherwise it doesn't feel like one. The second issue... um... can anyone point out one song that actually contributed to the story? No, really, there isn't a single song in this film that felt necessary to the plot. Say what you will about the songs in Ferngully and Once Upon A Forest, at least most of them helped to tell the story in some way or another. Every song in Blinky Bill feels like it was added for the heck of it. But on the whole, this movie's enjoyable. It's not great, but it's still fun and for that, I give it a small recommendation. That said, though, the show is better.


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