Blinky Bill 3D comes to the big screen

Alex Weight, lead animator of Happy Feet and animation supervisor of Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, will direct a Blinky Bill 3D animated feature film.

Weight has 13 years experience working  for companies such as Disney, Rising Sun Pictures and Animal Logic.

Signing on as line producer is Marie-Cecile Dahan, who has worked as Department Manager on Avatar, Series line producer on Animalia and VFX production Manager on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows and District 9.

The film produced by Flying Bark Productions formerly Yoram Gross Film Studios will begin production this year. Flying Bark Productions’ Managing Director, Jim Ballantine said, “Blinky Bill is a timeless Australian classic character so it is an absolute honour for our team at Flying Bark Productions to be bringing the stories of Blinky Bill and his Australian bush friends to life in 3D for a new generation of children – and of course for parents that grew up with this national treasure.

Both Alex and Marie-Cecile bring a wealth of Australian and international animation expertise so we are thrilled to have their creative talent on board for Blinky Bill in 3D”

Yoram Gross directed the 1992 feature film version of Blinky Bill: The Mischievous Koala which told the story of ‘Blinky Bill’s childhood with his animal friends in the Australian bush and how the peace and charm of their existence was shattered by the destruction of their homes by humans.’


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