Blinky Bill is the hero of a book series written by Creator/DorothyWall in the 1930s. The books inspired two TV series: The first one was a live-action puppet show called ''The New Adventures of Blinky Bill,'' which ran on ABC (not [[Creator/{{ABC}} that one]], but rather, [[Creator/TheABC this one]]) from 1984-87 and procuced by Richard Smith, the second one was a follow-up to the 1992 animated movie ''Blinky Bill: The Mischievous Koala'' and titled ''The Adventures of Blinky Bill''. The animated series, by far the most well-known version of the character internationally, was adapted and produced by Yoram Gross and ran for two seasons from 1993-95, with a third season (retitled ''Blinky Bill's Around the World Adventures'') airing in 2004.

Blinky Bill is an anthropomorphic koala who lives with his friends in the fictional Australian bush town of Greenpatch. In the film ''Blinky Bill : The Mischievous Koala'', Greenpatch is destroyed. The cartoon series is set after they found a new home.

The first season had the townspeople trying to get their new homes in order while coping with a family of playful tricksters and bullies, the dingoes. By the second season, the dingo family made their HeelFaceTurn and Shifty Dingo was accepted into Blinky Bill's FiveManBand, and midway during the second season a story arc formed in which Blinky and his gang got lost while on a school camping trip and had to find their way home. The third season had Blinky, Flap and Nutsy travel around the world in a hot air balloon, rescuing animals and being chased by 2 humans named Basil and Cyril who are the Circus Bros.
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!!Tropes you'll see in the series:

* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle - Marcia's name is pronounced incorrectly in the second series credits song.
* AnimatedAdaptation: ''The Adventures of Blinky Bill.''
* AdiposeRex: Ma Dingo is one of these in the fairy tale episode.
* {{Adorkable}} - Shifty Dingo fits it to a T.
** And to a lesser extent, Flap too.
* AssholeVictim - Danny's schemes would often be undone without Blinky's help.
* AustralianAccent: Most of the cast.
* BadassAdorable - Let's just say all 6 main kids TookALevelInBadass after the Extraordinary Excursion, Nutsy and Shifty Dingo deserve special mention, though.
* BarefootCartoonAnimals - Everyone except Meatball.
* BrattyHalfPint - Marcia Mouse
* BreakTheCutie: Shifty. And how.
* ButtMonkey - Many characters have their moments. Mayor Pelican and Miss Magpie regularly get on the receiving end of Blinky's pranks.
** Shifty takes a ton of crap from Marcia. She practically bullies him.
* CanonForeigner - Tons of 'em. Neither Flap, Marcia, nor the Dingo family appeared in the original books, and that's only the more major characters the cartoon added.
** ''The New Adventures Of Blinky Bill'' puppet show had a few as well, such as Charlie Goanna, Eric Echidna and Sybilla the Snake, plus various (human) park rangers (as the show took place in Bollygum National Park).
* CarnivoreConfusion - the dingoes are never shown to eat or hunt any other animals
* Civilized Animal - the animals wear clothes, go to school and even have a currency.
* CoolBigSis - Daisy Dingo
* CuteLittleFangs - The Dingo family
* TheDoorSlamsYou
* DumbMuscle - Meatball Dingo
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness - In the first episode, Flap is no where to be seen. Ruff the Lizard meanwhie fills the role Flap would have later anyway. Which is odd, because Flap had a rather large role in the movie.
* EasyAmnesia: Blinky gets it in the movie, after a tree falls on him, so that Wombo can conveniently fill in his backstory via {{Flashback}} for the viewers before the main plot continues.
* EverythingsBetterWithPlatypi
* FiveBadBand: The dingoes:
** NonActionBigBad - Ma Dingo. Subverted in that she CAN fight if she wanted but usually lets Danny, Daisy and Meatball do all the scheming.
** DragonWithAnAgenda and EvilGenius - Danny Dingo
** TheBrute - Meatball Dingo
** TheDarkChick - Daisy Dingo
** TokenGoodTeammate (sometimes CreepyChild): Shifty Dingo
* FiveManBand (season 1)
** TheHero - Blinky Bill
** TheLancer - Marcia Mouse
** TheSmartGuy - Flap
** TheBigGuy - Splodge
** TheChick - Nutsy (also TheHeart)
* FiveManBand (season 2)
** TheHero - Blinky Bill
** TheLancer - Flap
** TheBigGuy - Splodge
** TheSmartGuy - Shifty Dingo
** TheChick - Nutsy (also TheHeart)
** KidAppealCharacter - Marcia Mouse
** SixthRanger - Shifty Dingo (again, sometimes qualifies as a male version of TheChick)
** [[MentorArchetype The Mentor]] - Wombo
* GentleGiant - Splodge
* TheHeart - Nutsy is this in general. Also Shifty Dingo from season 2 onward at times.
* HeelFaceTurn - By the 2nd season, the whole dingo family
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters -As shown in the movie and numerous episodes.
* KidHero - Blinky Bill
* TheKiddieRide - mmm, giant Blinky on BambooTechnology car!
* LandDownunder
* LeanAndMean - Danny Dingo
* LovableCoward - Shifty Dingo
* NonMammalMammaries - Although most characters are mammals and Miss Magpie who isn't does not have them, Blinky's mother, Daisy Dingo and others present very human looking breasts.
* OneShotCharacter - Myrtle in "Blinky's Fire Brigade"
* TheOneWhoWearsShoes - Meatball Dingo
* PluckyGirl - Marcia Mouse
* RecycledTheSeries: The TV show is based on, and a continuation of, the 1992 movie (which is sometimes mistaken for TheMovie, as the series is far more well-known, but the movie came first).
* ShrinkingViolet - Shifty Dingo
* SixStudentClique:
** The Head Blinky Bill
** The Muscle Splodge Kangaroo
** The Quirk Shifty Dingo
** The Pretty One Nutsy
** The Smart One Flap Platypus
** The Wild One Marcia Marsupial Mouse
* StoryArc: Season 1: Rebuilding Greenpatch. Season 2: The Quest Home (albeit beginning midway through) Season 3: Balloon Adventure
* SunglassesAtNight - Danny Dingo
* SequelEscalation - Each series got grander and more plot focused. The first series was mostly self contained episodes which could be watched in any order save the last few. Series 2 had more a storyline with the gang lost but again you could watch most episodes in any order. Series 3 meanwhile was even bigger. Blinky traveled around the world in what was easily the most arc based (characters regularly left the group once home so one could easily miss such episodes) and there were actual villains for the first time since the original movie.
* TalkingToHimself - The series only has TWO voice actors (one male, one female)
* ThemeTuneRollCall
* ThePowerOfFriendship
* TricksterArchetype - Danny and Daisy Dingo
** Blinky in the third series aginest the Cricus brothers.
* VocalEvolution: Marcia's voice started out slightly deeper.
* WhamEpisode - Blinky Bill and the Earthquake, the titular earthquake is really a mine cave in separating Blinky and the gang from Miss Magpie and their classmates. Then the episode goes on with a crazed Goanana chasing the gang out of the mine disguised as a ghost. Once out of the mine, it's night time. Meanwhile Miss Magpie is [[ItsAllMyFault crying her eyes out]] while Wombo comforts her and the gang set up camp for the night, ending the episode with Nusty imagining all their parents worried sick. This sets up the storyarc for the rest of the series in what had up until then been episodic.
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