Photo with various Dingo Pictures characters

Dingo Pictures is a German animation company, consisting of the husband and wife team Ludwig Ickert and Simone Greiss (as is stated at the end of The Sword Of Camelot). The studio is infamous for creating traditionally-animated cartoons based on fairy tales and concepts plagiarizing the works of Disney, Pixar, Don Bluth, and DreamWorks. These cartoons are highly regarded as some of the worst animated films ever, with extremely low-budget animation, repetitive dialogue, reuse of music and sound effects. lack of dub actors (usually two voice actors, one male and one female, in some cases only one), and shoddy character designs, often looking as if it were traced from another cartoon.

Dingo is also infamous for their extreme ineptitude, reuse of atrocious animation, awful drawings, horrendous voice acting (with the majority of their movies having 4 voice actors or less), inconsistent titles, swearing and horrifically dark scenes in films meant for little children, and disjointed plot lines that almost always go nowhere. They have gained a cult following over time.

Originally in German, the cartoons were dubbed into many languages and released around Europe. In several countries they were released on VHS and DVD and audiobook, though the English releases were only released as part of Playstation and Playstation 2 games (which were really just the movie and the same handful of minigames using stills from the movie), although some English dubs did receive a DVD release. Originally they were published by Midas Interactive, and later by Phoenix Games. The English dubs are notorious on YouTube, and are what made the company infamous. Foreign language dubs of the cartoons have also gained popularity, with Italian and Scandinavian language versions also gaining cult status amongst people from those countries.

The company and their website still exist, and they license out cartoons to companies wishing to release them. However, they have not produced any more cartoons since the early 2000s, largely because the rise of computer animated cartoons has led them to be difficult to rip off (the more infamous Vídeo Brinquedo stepped in to fill this niche, with even more disastrous results).

The company was founded in 1993 as Media Concept. Their first works were Perseus and Aladin. In 1994 and 1995 they also worked on semi-animated films told in the style of a storybook. In 1996 they changed their name to Dingo Productions and again that year to Dingo Pictures.

According to the Dingo Pictures website, they create songs, animated mascots, and advertisements for businesses in cooperation with a company only known as "FERRI". They also claim to produce animated movies and audio dubs for businesses by commission. The dubs are done in collaboration with a company known as World Wide Voices.


Titles are taken from official website, although titles vary on DVD covers. Releases are taken from; order is based on release years and isn`t exact; source materials are presupposed by Mockbuster Wiki users.

Phoenix Entertainment games, attributed to Dingo Pictures

Phoenix Games is known for distibuting animated movies (mostly Dingo Pictures') to PlayStation and PlayStation 2.


Made by Something Awful user Shmorky.

Re-usage of material

Most of the animation, especially animal animations, is reused many times. Dingo seemingly uses a "stockpile" of animation when they create their atrocities. For example, a bulldog who is usually named "Butch" or "Butcher" is used in both Animal Soccer World and Dalmatians 2. Also, unique animations made for specific cartoons are re-used many times within the same cartoon. Background music is also a victim to this practice.

Dingo does the same with character designs. They´ll copy and paste designs several times across their movies. They´ll occasionally be recolored or modified in someway. But the end result will still look obviously reused to those who have seen at least two Dingo movies. Examples include the gorillas from Lion and the King being reused for Tarzan: The Lord of the Jungle and Dinosaur Adventure. The designs (and voices) were reused with no modification what so ever.

Voice Actors

Dingo notably has around one to three voice actors in their films. While the identities of such voice actors are hard to find, they have been found on polish VHS copies of Dingo movies.

  • Simone Greiss - Co founder of Dingo Pictures.
  • Ludwig Ickert - Co founder of Dingo Pictures.

See also


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