Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
In quite a few nations, the childhood experiences of a generation are epitomized by shared memories of favorite stories unique to that location. In Australia, Dorothy Wall's pre-World War II book about a koala bear known as "Blinky Bill" was one of those stories. This feature-length animated feature is based on those stories but departs significantly from Blinky's adventures as recounted in The Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill, perhaps to make it more suitable for very young viewers. In the story, Blinky gets separated from his mother when he is much too young to be out of the pouch (koalas are marsupials); he is hairless and pink. His many adventures with kangaroos, wombats, other koalas and platypuses reach their culmination when he must rescue his friend Nutsy from the too-great affections of a little girl, who is unable to understand why a live animal might not want to be treated like a stuffed teddy-bear.