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Blinky Bill film receives development funding

Screen Australia has announced development funding for the CGI-animated film Blinky Bill based on the children’s book series by Dorothy Wall, which was published by Angus & Robertson in the 1930s.

Due for release in June 2015, the film will be directed by Deane Taylor, who worked as art director on The Nightmare before Christmas, and produced by Sydney-based Flying Bark Productions.

The film’s plot follows the ‘young and mischievous koala’ Blinky Bill, who ‘embarks on a journey across the wild and dangerous outback in the hope of finding his missing father, but discovers that there’s more to being an adventurer than meets the eye’.

A representative of Flying Bark told Books+Publishing that the company is planning to release tie-in books and other merchandise based on the new film, the 1990s cartoon and the ‘vintage character’.



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