Leo the Lion


The Adventures of Blinky Bill

Full name

Leo the Lion




Drew Forsythe


Rex (son)
Claude (grandson)<br


Basil Circus Cyril Circus

Leo is a member of Blinky Bill's group and traveled with them around the world. He is very easy to scare. His cowardice is the problem when they are in Africa. His son Rex doesn´t welcome him with his gang because he is a coward. Leo must prove that he is a true lion when he saves his son and grandson from poachers.

Bio in Season ThreeEdit


Leo was living an okay life with his son Rex at first, but this all changed when Leo was trapped in a net. It is not exactly known who caught Leo, but he has said that it was poachers who supposedly gave him to the circus bros, and as a result Leo was taken from his home and family and forced to live in the circus. His son was spared, but became resentful of Leo ever-since, mostly on Leo's cowardice even though Leo never intended to leave Rex (and whether Rex was aware that Leo was in trouble himself or even cared is a mystery).

Blinky Bill's Extraordinary Balloon AdventureEdit

He is seen having the job of a real circus-lion: that of a killer-beast. Though once he was done Basil then berated him (unknowingly in front of Blinky, Nutsy and Flap). When Blinky announced they would be leaving with a balloon-caravan he and the rest of the pack made their escape.

In "Leo Leads the Way" he reunites with his son (whose now full-grown and a father himself) and discovers he now has a grandson named Claude, though Rex wasn't entirely thrilled to have him back as he still blames Leo for leaving him back then (even though Leo was unable to help Rex anyway) and Leo returns to the caravan dejectedly. However once he witnessed his son, grandson and Blinky fall into the clutches of the circus bros (and The Poachers they allied with, possibly the same ones that kidnapped Leo back then), Leo was done running and instead drew the humans into one of their own traps. Rex finally reconciles with Leo and the cowardly lion bids farewell to Blinky.


Leo is a coward. He is scared of everything. He therefore has a problem getting respect from his son Rex. However, he has proven to be clever and know how humans think, which is a skill he is now using for the benefit of his pride.


Leo is clearly the Blinky Bill version of the cowardly-lion of The Wizard of Oz. He could also be compared to Tantor of Disney's Tarzan series.

Voice Edit

  • Drew Forsythe


Dorothy Wall's Blinky Bill
Books: Blinky Bill: The Quaint Little Australian (1933) - Blinky Bill Grows Up (1934) - Blinky Bill and Nutsy (1937)

Films: Blinky Bill The Mischievous Koala (Working Class Man) (1992) - Blinky Bill’s White Christmas (2005) - Blinky Bill the Movie (2015)

Television: The New Adventures of Blinky Bill (1984-1987) The Adventures of Blinky Bill (1993-1994) Blinky Bill's Extraordinary Excursion (1995-1996) - Blinky Bill's Extraordinary Balloon Adventure (2003-2004) - The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill (2016-2017)

Video Games: Blinky Bill's Ghost Cave (PC Game) - Blinky Bill's Extraordinary Balloon Adventure (PC Game) - Blinky Bill and the Magician (PC Game)

Soundtracks: Blinky Bill: The Mischievous Koala (Working Class Man) Soundtrack - Blinky Bill and Friends - Blinky Bill and his "Extraordinary" Christmas Sing-Along! - Don and Blinky's Outback Adventure - The Lost Cooee

Characters: Blinky Bill - Nutsy - Jacko - Flap Platypus - Splodge Kangaroo - Marcia Marsupial Mouse - Wombo Wombat - Blinky's mother - Blinky's father - Miss Magpie - Mayor Pelican - Nurse Angelina - Ruff - Danny Dingo - Meatball Dingo - Shifty Dingo - Daisy Dingo - Ma Dingo - Mr. Gloop - Granny Grunty Koala - Mr. Platypus - Mrs. Platypus - Mr. Kangaroo - Mrs. Kangaroo - Bobbin Rabbit - Meryl Rabbit - Mrs. Spotty - Mr. Marsupial Mouse - Mrs. Marsupial Mouse - Miss Pym - Cedric - Nutsy's father - Dr. Spoonbill - Slippery - Leo - Ling-Ling - Tico - Yoyo - Princess Penelope - Basil Circus - Cyril Circus - Mayor Wilberforce Cranklepot - Sir Claude - Jorge - Robert - Sugar - Spike - Pablo - Bandi and Coot - Ms Tibbins - Eddie - Beryl and Cheryl - Myrtle - Algenon - Mr. Possum - Curly Ringtail - Mrs. Ringtail - Twiggy - Mrs. Echidna - Mr. Echidna - Ms. Echidna - Queen´s puppies - Boris - Slick - Henk - Wallace and George - The Plovers - Sirol - Possum - The King - Mimi - Madam Wu - Professor Arcraide - Mrs. Arcraide - Inspector Longnose Fox - Mrs. Skewer - Suki - Goanna - Arthur - The Cockatoo - Gwendelin - Mr. Numbat - Mrs. Numbat - Annie - The Puppy - Mr. Bower Bird - Ranger - Captain Possum - Chickens - Cows - Pigs - Sheep - Farmer - Farmer´s son - Rat Gang - The Cat Trio - Mrs. Owl - Mr. Owl - [[]] - [[]] - [[]] - Wendy - Hotel´s director - The Sailor - The Ship's Captain - The Captain - Mistress - Fifi - Maurice - Phoebe - The Policeman - The Plane Stewardess - Angela - Rami - The Expert Game Trackers - The Temple Guardians - Kiku - Mrs. Elephant - Hugh - Coco Phil - Sophia - Miss Egret - Mayor Macaw - Mr. Arnold Armadillo - Macko - The Toucans - The Environmentalists - Sondeya - Tiger - The Jugglers - Mr. Rashid - Twigger - Nimi and Tobaccu - The Ostrich Pride - The Chimpanzees - Rex - Claude - The Poachers - Penguin baby - The Penguin Colony - Slippery's Family - Skipper the Scurvy - Anna - Ah Phat - The Master - The Panda Colony - The Mountain Guardians - Goanna bandits - Dr. Beamstock and Mrs. Universe - Harry - Joe - Joan - Claira - Bruno and Hillda

Locations: Greenpatch