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'''''The Dinky-Di's''''' was an animated Australian series that also aired dubbed in Poland and Italy. It was created by Mel Bradford, owned by Roo Films pty and animated by Chinese company Pacific Rim Productions, Inc.  
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[[Has brief:: '''''The Dinky-Di's''''' was an Australian animated television series that also aired dubbed in Poland, Italy, Japan, and Korea. It was created by Mel Bradford, owned by Roo Films, Pty. and animated by Chinese company Pacific Rim Productions, Inc.]]
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
''The Dinky-Di's'' premiered in 1991 in Australia, on August 21st, 1995 in Italy, and January 10th, 1998 in Poland and has since faded to obscurity.<ref>[http://dubbingpedia.pl/wiki/Grupa_specjalna_Eko Information on the Polish dub also includes an incomplete episode list.] Retrieved 20 Jun '21</ref>
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[[Has brief:: ''The Dinky-Di's'' premiered in 1991 in Australia, on August 21st, 1995 in Italy, in 1997 in Korea, and on January 10th, 1998 in Poland. It has since faded into obscurity, and no official release has been made of the series since it stopped airing.]]<ref>[http://dubbingpedia.pl/wiki/Grupa_specjalna_Eko Information on the Polish dub, also includes an incomplete episode list.] Retrieved 20 Jun '21</ref><ref>[https://m.blog.naver.com/kbrkjs/50182290614 Post about ''The Dinky Di's'' on a blog dedicated to children's shows which aired in Korea] Retrieved 12 Mar '22</ref>  
  
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
The show followed a group of andromorphic animals saving rare and endangered animals, plants and educating the audience on the importance of saving the planet.
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[[Has brief:: The show follows a group of andromorphic animals, the titular Dinky-Dis, who go around the world saving rare and endangered animals and plants, while educating the audience on the importance of environmental preservation.]] This group consists of of Bill Buffalo, Cass Iopia, Cauda Kiwi, Chopa, Equulus Emu,<ref name="eqem">Equulus Emu., PAu001319028, (17 Jan '91), [https://cocatalog.loc.gov United States Copyright Office]</ref> Ernest, Lazur Lion, Plaeides Panda,<ref name="atp">[https://andrewtrimmer.com/portfolio/dinky-dis/ Andrew Trimmer's online portfolio.] Retrieved 20 Jun '21</ref><ref>Plaeides Panda., PAu001319024, (17 Jan '91), [https://cocatalog.loc.gov United States Copyright Office]</ref> Plato Pus, Sasakawa,<ref>Bear with robe : Sasakawa., PAu001319034, (17 Jan '91), [https://cocatalog.loc.gov United States Copyright Office]</ref> Zennie, and their leader Aussie Roo. The group of rescuers fight against Mephisto, a cat-like eco-terrorist who is always engulfed in shadow, and his minions: Ganny Goanna, Hugo Hyena, Rancid Rodent, and Serpent Sam.
  
The show follows the group which consistences of Sidney the seal, Ernest the eagle, Plato the Platypus, Cass the Koala, their leader Aussie Roo the Kangaroo and a Crocodile, Bear, Emu, and Frill-neck lizard whose English names cannot be confirmed. The group of rescuers are fighting against Mephisto, an eco-terrorist who is a cat light creature, always engulfed in shadow.<ref>[https://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/the-screen-guide/t/the-dinky-dis-1991/1048/?fbclid=IwAR02Rcz6tAAoO_p45-49P8FkQK1UDGG4Q1oTFjvovB0rWEU_B4HzlJGcUDM Screen Australia listing of ''The Dinky-Di's''.] Retrieved 20 Jun '21</ref>
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==Found Media==
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[[Has brief:: Out of the 26 episodes only 3 have resurfaced]]; [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8aK6D29KVo "Baron of Babel"], the twelfth episode, the first half of the first episode, [https://youtu.be/J7Vzp1MHq4c "Lost, One Dinky Di"], a full version of the [https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6kuepg Polish dub] of said episode, and a three-minute snippet of the episode [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZXR-z3HZ3A "The Bilby Tale"]. It is unknown where "The Bilby Tale" falls into the watching order. Additionally, the [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQevgcGlITQ opening], of the Korean dub of the show has been found, as well as a [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbKkac9eEWM music sequence] from the first episode.
  
==Found Media==
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The character designer and background artist Andrew Trimmer has a sizeable collection of his work for the show available on his online portfolio. Most notable among this is what appears to be numerous backgrounds and character designs for the season finale "Small Hippo, Big Bust."<ref name="atp"/>
Out of the 26 episodes only 2 have resurfaced; [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8aK6D29KVo "Baron of Babel"] and the first half of the first episode, [https://youtu.be/J7Vzp1MHq4c "Lost, One Dinky Di"] but luckily a full version of the [https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6kuepg Polish dub] has also being found. It is unknown where "Baron of Babel" fall in the watching order.
 
  
The character designer and background artist Andrew Trimmer has a sizeable collection of his work for the show available on his online portfolio. Most notably what appears to be the season finale "Small hippo, Big bust."<ref>[https://andrewtrimmer.com/portfolio/dinky-dis/ Andrew Trimmer's online portfolio.] Retrieved 20 Jun '21</ref>
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Roo, Pty. Ltd. filed copyrights for several episodes and character artworks in the United States Copyright Office in January 1991. The copyrights reveal the names for Equulus Emu, Plaeides Panda, Sasakawa, the unknown character Lennie Llama,<ref>Lennie Llama., PAu001319025, (17 Jan '91), [https://cocatalog.loc.gov United States Copyright Office]</ref> and the episodes "The Howling crystal"<ref>The Howling crystal / by Mel Bradford., PAu001316165, (17 Jan '91), [https://cocatalog.loc.gov United States Copyright Office]</ref> and "Winds of the Whio."<ref>Winds of the Whio / by Mel Bradford., PAu001312984, (9 Jan '91), [https://cocatalog.loc.gov United States Copyright Office]</ref>
  
There are also some YTPs made from the missing episodes but the creator no longer has access to those episodes.
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There are also YouTube Poops online made from some clips of the missing episodes, but the creator of these no longer has access to them.
  
 
==External Links==
 
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Latest revision as of 20:41, 16 August 2022

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Title card.

Status: Partially Found

The Dinky-Di's was an Australian animated television series that also aired dubbed in Poland, Italy, Japan, and Korea. It was created by Mel Bradford, owned by Roo Films, Pty. and animated by Chinese company Pacific Rim Productions, Inc.

History[edit | edit source]

The Dinky-Di's premiered in 1991 in Australia, on August 21st, 1995 in Italy, in 1997 in Korea, and on January 10th, 1998 in Poland. It has since faded into obscurity, and no official release has been made of the series since it stopped airing.[1][2]

Plot[edit | edit source]

The show follows a group of andromorphic animals, the titular Dinky-Dis, who go around the world saving rare and endangered animals and plants, while educating the audience on the importance of environmental preservation. This group consists of of Bill Buffalo, Cass Iopia, Cauda Kiwi, Chopa, Equulus Emu,[3] Ernest, Lazur Lion, Plaeides Panda,[4][5] Plato Pus, Sasakawa,[6] Zennie, and their leader Aussie Roo. The group of rescuers fight against Mephisto, a cat-like eco-terrorist who is always engulfed in shadow, and his minions: Ganny Goanna, Hugo Hyena, Rancid Rodent, and Serpent Sam.

Found Media[edit | edit source]

Out of the 26 episodes only 3 have resurfaced; "Baron of Babel", the twelfth episode, the first half of the first episode, "Lost, One Dinky Di", a full version of the Polish dub of said episode, and a three-minute snippet of the episode "The Bilby Tale". It is unknown where "The Bilby Tale" falls into the watching order. Additionally, the opening, of the Korean dub of the show has been found, as well as a music sequence from the first episode.

The character designer and background artist Andrew Trimmer has a sizeable collection of his work for the show available on his online portfolio. Most notable among this is what appears to be numerous backgrounds and character designs for the season finale "Small Hippo, Big Bust."[4]

Roo, Pty. Ltd. filed copyrights for several episodes and character artworks in the United States Copyright Office in January 1991. The copyrights reveal the names for Equulus Emu, Plaeides Panda, Sasakawa, the unknown character Lennie Llama,[7] and the episodes "The Howling crystal"[8] and "Winds of the Whio."[9]

There are also YouTube Poops online made from some clips of the missing episodes, but the creator of these no longer has access to them.

External Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Information on the Polish dub, also includes an incomplete episode list. Retrieved 20 Jun '21
  2. Post about The Dinky Di's on a blog dedicated to children's shows which aired in Korea Retrieved 12 Mar '22
  3. Equulus Emu., PAu001319028, (17 Jan '91), United States Copyright Office
  4. 4.0 4.1 Andrew Trimmer's online portfolio. Retrieved 20 Jun '21
  5. Plaeides Panda., PAu001319024, (17 Jan '91), United States Copyright Office
  6. Bear with robe : Sasakawa., PAu001319034, (17 Jan '91), United States Copyright Office
  7. Lennie Llama., PAu001319025, (17 Jan '91), United States Copyright Office
  8. The Howling crystal / by Mel Bradford., PAu001316165, (17 Jan '91), United States Copyright Office
  9. Winds of the Whio / by Mel Bradford., PAu001312984, (9 Jan '91), United States Copyright Office