Shout! Factory and Studio 100 Film have struck a deal for the North American distribution of new animated feature, Blinky Bill: The Movie. Shout! has secured exclusive rights for the territory, including theatrical, broadcast, video-on-demand, digital and home entertainment rights for cross-platform releases. A strategic launch across multiple platforms will be pushed through the Shout! Factory Kids imprint.
Produced by Studio 100’s Sydney-based animation studio Flying Bark Productions, Blinky Bill: The Movie features 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 (Finding Nemo).
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 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!