Blinky Bill

2015

Action / Adventure / Animation / Family

16
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 80%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 68%
IMDb Rating 5.2 10 551

Synopsis


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Cast

Rufus Sewell as The Cat
Toni Collette as Beryl / Cheryl
Ryan Kwanten as Blinky Bill
David Wenham as Jacko
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666.15 MB
1280*714
English
PG
24 fps
1hr 33 min
P/S 9 / 17
1.38 GB
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English
PG
24 fps
1hr 33 min
P/S 5 / 14

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by rynotaank 1 / 10

it's nothing like the original show

i grew up watching "The Adventures of Blinky Bill Animated series" and this movie does not follow the the narrative of the original animated series, it has none of the original voice actors and made in a "pixarish" cg animation style, there is nothing wrong with cg though i would have love to see the nostalgia cartoon animation,the story for this movie felt like finding nemo with koalas,

it's OK as a kids movie though it also sucks that every kids show is moving away from stop motion and cartoon animation to cg, everything looks like a Disney film.

i'm just an Australian teenager that watched blinky bill with family

Reviewed by gus-186-777813 8 / 10

Dinky-di Animated Romp

I'm astonished at the number of poor reviews here - what a bunch of party-poops!

Clearly all the good Aussie fun passed over their dour heads - or they were fussing so much over the movie's departure from the ethos of the original series that they couldn't let themselves appreciate it for what it is.

This is a high-quality animated film sporting a star-studded cast of some of Australia's most famous voices clearly having great fun portraying many of our iconic creatures. The script makes no pretense of sticking to reality or even logic and good luck to them! No child watching it will have any problem with it's inconsistencies, so why should the adults?

Even the blue of the wombat's vehicle being left- hand drive is kinda funny when you think about it. A classic escape from an Australian classic.

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird 5 / 10

Watchable enough if unremarkable

Being somebody who does have a fondness for Yoram Gross' work, most of which are good representations of Australian animation apart from the odd disappointment. The Dot film series and Blinky Bill are notable examples.

So when hearing that there was an animated film from 2015, part of me was enthused and was interested into seeing it. After watching it, it is watchable and has its likability, but it was rather disappointing as to how unremarkable the overall film felt at the end of the day. Those who grew up with Blinky Bill may find themselves disappointed at 'Blinky Bill: The Movie' missing an opportunity to bring back the original voice cast even for a short appearance or doing it in hand-drawn animation, which would have made it feel closer in spirit.

Nothing is done terribly in 'Blinky Bill: The Movie', but not much is done exceptionally at the same time. The most consistent aspects are the music and voice acting. The music is rich in energy and robust as well as with times where it's pathos-filled and understated. The voice acting is very good all round from the likes of Ryan Kwanten, Toni Collette, Rufus Sewell, Richard Roxburgh and Barry Humphries, with the only regret really not bringing the original voice actors back even it was just for a short appearance.

Even though they don't have much depth to them the characters are cute and likable, with Blinky showing easily identifiable traits (apart from the lying to his mother). The Australian stereotypes can be pretty cringe-worthy however.

Animation in 'Blinky Bill: The Movie' is a mixed bag. Done in CGI rather than traditional hand drawn animation, there has certainly been far worse-looking CGI (looking at you Video Brinquedo and Spark Plug Entertainment) but far better as well (Pixar for example). The colours are bright and colourful and the characters mostly well modelled but the backgrounds can lack detail and fluidity, they don't look that vivid and transitions can look choppy and unfinished.

Writing is also mixed. There are some amusing moments, the film certainly has its heart in the right place and does have a lot of heart and charm and the messaging of perseverance amongst others are sincerely presented. It is cliché ridden however, with some crude adult humour and language too that really doesn't belong with the rest of the film, just felt like a clumsy attempt to draw in a wider audience.

Story is one of the weaker assets, despite having a lovely idea that actually is not that far off in spirit to Gross' Blinky Bill outings. It does have parts that are bright and breezy and there is heart and charm. Other parts are rather pedestrian and the film never shakes off its constant and at times excessive predictability.

Overall, watchable but unremarkable. 5/10 Bethany Cox

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