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Blinky Bill’s Wildlife to the Rescue!
The residents of Green Patch are preparing for the Big Party to celebrate the arrival of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s newest addition, the V.I.A. (Very Important Animal). However not everyone in Green Patch is excited about this new addition and on its arrival to Green Patch Station, the Currumbin Express train is ambushed by the sneaky, shifty, scheming Cat, who steals the wildlife crate containing the V.I.A.
Fortunately, Blinky Bill and his best mate Nutsy arrive on the scene and the real adventure begins. Wildlife to the Rescue sings and dances it way through the quest of saving the missing V.I.A., in an exciting, action packed show for the entire family.
The History of Blinky Bill
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: Ireland, UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Poland, Yugoslavia, Greece, Ukrain, 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 almost A$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.
Blinky Bill is a cheeky koala who dances to the beat of his own drum. Clever and mischievous but at times rash and unrealistic, Blinky causes michief and mayhem wherever he goes. Fiercely idealistic and hopeful, Blinky is the only member of his hometown of Greenpatch who believes that his Dad is still alive after he went missing one year ago. Blinky idolises his Dad, an outback explorer, because he thinks he is a hero.
Nutsy is a domesticated zoo koala who has never lived outside captivity. Losing her parents in a bush fire, Nutsy was rescued by humans and grew up in a zoo. Analytical, pragmatic and a pampered princess, Nutsy enjoys being taken care of and doesn’t have the first clue how to fend for herself… so imagine how being tossed off the back of a truck into the wilderness with a ‘wild’ koala like Blinky would feel ! Nutsy is quick to trust others, but doesn’t listen to her own instincts – the complete opposite of Blinky.
Sir Claude “Cat”. Feral cats are common in the Australian outback and are a threat to the wellbeing of native wildlife. Sir Claude is one foul-tempered feline who considers himself ‘above’ native species. A loner who rejects any sense of community, Sir Claude acts as a solo operator, selfishly doing what he pleases and not trusting anyone for fear of losing power and autonomy. Sir Claude represents the sum of all Blinky’s flaws and a reminder of the path Blinky could take if he acted on his more self-centred impulses. In the end, it’s Sir Claude’s stubbornness and rejection of friendship is ultimately the cause of his demise.
Watch the new Blinky Bill movie trailer below – now available on DVD through Big W or purchase your copy while you are visiting the Sanctuary.