First Still From Ryan Kwanten’s Latest Movie
October 16, 2014 by Rachel Tsoumbakos
From Bon Temps to the Voice of Australia’s Blinky Bill:
Recently we announced that True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten (who starred as Jason Stackhouse in HBO’s vampire series) was cast as the voice of Australia’s iconic koala cartoon character, Blinky Bill. Now we have the very first movie still from this animated movie – what do you think?
The cast was also announced and it is an ensemble of some of Australia’s best film and TV stars; Toni Collette, Barry Humphries, David Wenham, Richard Roxburgh, Deborah Mailman, Barry Otto and Rufus Sewell. While British actor Rufus Sewell may look like the odd one out, it turns out his father was actually an Australian animator!
Producer Barbara Stephen (from Flying Bark Productions) had the following to say about the new Blinky Bill Movie:
The Blinky Bill Movie will introduce a whole new generation to Blinky Bill and his Australian bush friends. We are so excited that we’ve been able to attract such an impressive cast to the project.
Blinky Bill is based on the books created by New Zealand author Dorothy Ward. Australians have enjoyed the lovable koala in many forms since he was created in 1933, including cartoon strips, on television and even on postage stamps. In 1992 Blinky made it to the big screen for the very first time. This will be the second time he gets the silver screen treatment.
Let us know if you will be checking this out when it hits the movie theaters by commenting below!
Source: News.com.au – Blinky Bill movie will star Ryan Kwanten, Toni Collette, Barry Humphries, Deborah Mailman and other big names
(Photo Credit: Image supplied from News.com.au)