Blinky Bill hits the big time

Australia’s favourite koala, Blinky Bill, has come a long way since his first appearance in 1933. Blinky’s first book Blinky Bill: The Quaint Little Australian which was written and illustrated by Dorothy Wall, was based on stories told to her only child, Peter.

The books have attained classic status and are so ingrained into Australian culture that they’ve never been out of print since they were first published.

Our cult-hero has recently been given an animated makeover for his new full-length feature film due for release in September 2015.

Why not watch the new Blinky Bill movie trailer?

Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca has worked in publishing and media in one form or another for around 25 years. He's a voracious reader, word spinner and art, writing, design, painting, drawing, travel and photography enthusiast. You'll often find him roaming through galleries or exploring the streets of his beloved Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, sketchpad or notebook in hand, smiling.