SHOUT! FACTORY FILMS ANNOUNCES U.S. THEATRICAL RELEASE OF
BLINKY BILL: THE MOVIE
Ryan Kwanten, Rufus Sewell, Toni Collette, David Wenham, Deborah Mailman, Richard Roxburgh, Robin McLeavy, Barry Otto and Barry Humphries LEAD ALL-STAR VOICE CAST
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED CG-ANIMATED FEATURE
OPENS IN SELECT U.S. CINEMAS OCTOBER 7, 2016
Los Angeles, California – August 4, 2016 – This fall, get ready to venture across the exotic Australian outback with the world-famous Australian koala Blinky Bill, when the highly anticipated animated feature BLINKY BILL: THE MOVIE opens in U.S. cinemas on October 7, 2016 from Shout! Factory Films.
Produced by Studio 100’s Sydney based animation studio, Flying Bark Productions, this fun-filled family movie boasts an all-star voice cast of Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Rufus Sewell (The Man in High Castle), Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine), David Wenham (Lord Of The Rings), Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge, Maya the Bee-Movie), Robin McLeavy (Hell on Wheels), Barry Otto (The Great Gatsby) and Barry Humphries (Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, Finding Nemo).
With a stellar ensemble voice cast bringing to life these beloved characters and an all-Australian creative team translating the rugged beauty of the outback in stunning CG animation, BLINKY BILL: THE MOVIE offers an immersive cinematic adventure that brims with fun, frolic, humor and action.
Watch the trailer for BLINKY BILL: THE MOVIE
Blinky Bill (voiced by Ryan Kwanten) is a little koala with a big imagination. An adventurer at heart, he dreams of leaving the little town of Green Patch and following in his missing father’s footsteps. Mr. Bill went missing in the Outback some time ago and Blinky is the only one who believes his father is still alive. When Blinky discovers a mysterious marker that hints at his dad’s whereabouts, he embarks on a journey that takes him beyond the boundary of Green Patch and into the wild and dangerous Outback. He quickly makes friends with Nutsy, a zoo koala, and Jacko, a nervous frill-necked lizard. Pursued relentlessly by a vengeful cat (voiced by Rufus Sewell) who has a personal score to settle with Blinky, the trio must learn to work together if they ever want to survive the rugged Australian landscape and find Blinky’s father!
Blinky Bill is one of Australia’s most recognized characters and a bona fide icon. The lovable antics of the mischievous koala have captured the hearts of millions since the release of The Adventures of Blinky Bill book series in 1933. In 1992, the first feature film Blinky Bill, The Mischievous Koala was released in major territories. This was followed by several successful TV series and movies which continue to air around the world today.
Shout! Factory Kids and Studio 100 Film present BLINKLY BILL: THE MOVIE, a Flying Bark Production with Assemblage Entertainment and Telegael Teoranta. BLINKY BILL: THE MOVIE is directed by Deane Taylor and co-directed by Alexs Stadermann; written by Fin Edquist; produced by Barbara Stephen and Jim Ballantine; CG producer, Rebecca Toliday; music by Dale Cornelius, edited by Simon Klaebe; executive producers, Hans Bourlon, Paul Cummins, A.K. Madhavan, Emily Price, Brian Rosen and Gert Verhulst.
BLINKY BILL: THE MOVIE opens in select U.S. cinemas on October 7, 2016. The film is rated PG and has a run time of 80 minutes. For more information about BLINKY BILL: THE MOVIE, please visit BlinkyBillMovie.com