Learn about where it all started!
1930’s: Classic Book
First introduced to audiences in the 1930’s through a series of children’s books, The Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill is considered a quintessential Australian children’s classic. The title has never been out of print in Australia.
1990’s: Feature Film
In 1992, Yoram Gross Film Studios – now Flying Bark Productions – produced the iconic Blinky Bill feature film, Blinky Bill: The Mischievous Koala. The film has sold around the world, including in territories such as the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Poland, Yugoslavia, Greece, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Hungary, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand – generating almost A$3.5 million in gross receipts.
1990’s: TV Series
Blinky Bill: The Mischievous Koala was followed by several successful television series, which aired extensively in the US and continue to air around the world today in over 80 countries, including Germany [WDR], France [Canal J], Island [TG4], Italy [Viacom Networks], Spain [Telephonica], Hungary [MTV], Africa, Australia [ABC] and New Zealand - generating almostAUD $18 million in gross receipts. The 1990s Blinky Bill TV series is still on air in Australia and regularly rates in the top 20 children’s programs on ABC TV.
2015: First CGI Feature Film
Blinky made his CGI debut in Blinky Bill the Movie, a box office success in Australia and New Zealand, taking over $4 million AUD. Introducing an iconic Australian treasure to a new generation of children and their families, Blinky Bill the Movie was accompanied by a strong licensing program and a wide DVD/VOD release throughout Australia and NZ. The film is due to release in key European territories throughout 2016 – including Germany, Spain and Italy.
2016: First CGI TV Series
Hot on the heels of the feature film release, Blinky returns back on Aussie TV screens in The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill, completing the comeback of Australia’s favourite Koala. The new series, set a few years after the feature film, sees a slightly older Blinky taking on the role as defender of his outback home, Greenpatch. True to its roots, the show will continue to embody a quintessentially Aussie spirit, expressed through mischief, mayhem, adventure and humour.