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Blinky BillBlinky Bill - Loveable koala bear with shiny black nose and fluffy little ears seen on the animated half-hour cartoon THE ADVENTURES OF BLINKY BILL/SYN/1994. Blinky Bill lived in the Australia Bush with a bevy of animal friends. After loggers destroy their community of Greenpatch Village, Blinky Bill pitches in to rebuild their wilderness home. His trademark catchphrase is "Extraordinary!"

Created by the Yoram Gross Film Studio Productions, the Blinky Bill programs were based on the books written by Dorothy Wall. Blinky Bill first appeared in the Australian produced animated movie Blinky Bill: The Mischievous Koala (1992) created by Yorum Gross Film Studios. Blinky Bill resurfaced in the sequel series BLINKY BILL'S EXTRAORDINARY EXCURSION (1995).

TRIVIA NOTE: The Blinky Bill character was created in 1933 by Dorothy Wall, a New Zealand artist who had come to Sydney at the age of 20. Her first book was entitled Blinky Bill, the Quaint Little Australian. Blinky Bill remains quite popular in Australia today. A stage show at The Australian Wildlife Park inside Wonderland Sydney offers a daily show featuring Blinky Bill as he goes in search of a new home with the help of his friend Skippy the Bush Kangaroo.

In 1986, to warn the public about the the destruction of the environment and the ever growing list of animals on the endangered species songwriter John Williamson expressed these sentiments: "Oh goodbye Bunyip Bluegum, goodbye Blinky Bill And beautiful little Nutsie, I can't believe it. Our koalas are all dying, can it really be? A national disaster, a world catastrophe."



Some Blinky Bill Show Lyrics

Ga'day my mate I'm Blinky Bill I bet you heard of me
I'm living in Australia up A eucalyptus tree
Now don't you listen to a word those awful grownups say
I'm always on my best behavior nearly every day
I'm Blinky Bill
My whole lifes a frill
I do exactly what I want I'm Blinky Bill
He's Blinky Bill
His whole lifes a thrill
He does exactly what he wants he's Blinky Bill

This is the story of Blinky Bill and Flap and Nutsy too.
And Wombo, Rough and Marcia and Splodge the kangaroo.
Now they all live in Green Patch Town as happy as can be
With friends and neighbors all around the same as you and me.

But it’s not always fun and games for Blinky and his crew.
Disasters shouldn't happen but alas they sometime do.
There's mysteries and secrets out there amongst the trees
And nobody needs enemies when you've got friends like these.

Hey, Hey, Blinky Bill You'll never catch him standing
Still, Life is pretty boring till you've met Blinky Bill.
Hey, Hey, Blinky Bill our cheeky mate from Green Patch hill
If you don't know him you soon will good old Blinky Bill.

So come and see what happens next to Blinky and his friends
But ten to one you'll never guess the way the story ends.
Our little mischief-maker the one who never fails
Enjoy his great adventure in these new exciting tales.

Hey, Hey, Blinky Bill you'll never catch him standing still,
Life is pretty boring till you've met Blinky Bill.
Hey, Hey, Blinky Bill our little mate from Green Patch hill
If you don't know him you soon will good old Blinky Bill.
Hey, Hey, Blinky Bill you'll never catch him standing still,
Life is pretty boring till you've met Blinky Bill.
Hey, Hey, Blinky Bill our little mate from Green Patch hill
If you don't know him you soon will good old Blinky Bill.

Good on ya Blinky.
(Blinky Bill, 1994)


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