Their cartoons probably would have fallen into obscurity if they weren't featured in Europe only "video games" put out on the PlayStation and PlayStation 2 by Midas Interactive Entertainment (they stopped publishing them sometime in the PlayStation 2 era) and Phoenix Games (they continued to publish them until their bankruptcy in 2009). Though some of their cartoons did get individual English language DVD releases, they are cheap but rare to find. The movies were also sold on VHS in Germany, distributed by "Jünger".
Dingo Pictures Filmography
Films made by Dingo Pictures
Since we don't know the actual release dates of their cartoons, we are going to list all of the films that Dingo Pictures actually made in alphabetical order and the films they rip-off:
- Aladin (rip-off of Disney's take on Aladdin; mispelling is intentional)
- Anastasia (rip-off of Don Bluth's Anastasia)
- Animal Soccer World (rip-off of the animated soccer scene from Bedknobs and Broomsticks; presumably a crossover that makes Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue look decent)
- Atlantis/Legend of Atlantis (rip-off of Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire)
- Arisa, the Little Witch (rip-off of Kiki's Delivery Service)
- Balto (rip-off of Steven Spielberg's Balto)
- Countryside Bears (rip-off of Disney's Winnie the Pooh)
- The Dalmatians (rip-off of Hanna-Barbera's The Pound Puppies and/or Disney’s 101 Dalmatians.)
- Detective Mouse (rip-off of Disney's The Great Mouse Detective)
- Dinosaur Adventure/Dinosaurs (rip-off of Don Bluth's The Land Before Time)
- Goldie (rip-off of Disney's Bambi)
- Hercules (rip-off of Disney's take on Hercules)
- Janis, the Little Piglet (rip-off of Charlotte's Web)
- Land of Toys/The Toys Room (rip-off of Pixar's Toy Story)
- Lion and the King (rip-off of Disney's The Lion King; oddly, this is one of the few films that Dingo never translated into English)
- Lord of the Jungle (rip-off of Disney's take on Tarzan)
- Moses: Prince of Egypt (rip-off of DreamWorks Animation's The Prince of Egypt)
- Mouse Police (rip-off of Disney's The Rescuers)
- Notredame/Hunchback of Notredame (rip-off of Disney's take on The Hunchback of Norte Dame)
- Nice Cats/Lucy & Lionel (rip-off of Disney's The Aristocats)
- Pocahontas (rip-off of Disney's take on Pocahontas; widely considered to be Dingo's first film probably released around the time of Disney's version in 1995; unlike their other films here, the film actually has 14 different voice actors and has opening credits listing who voiced who)
- Son of the Lion and the King (rip-off of Disney's direct-to-video sequel The Lion King II: Simba's Pride; strangely enough, the video games use this cartoon instead of the first one probably because it was translated into English)
- Sword of Camelot (rip-off of Disney's Sword in the Stone)
- Wabuu, the Cheeky Raccoon (Unknown, possibly a rip-off of Disney's take on The Jungle Book; Wabuu himself is considered to be Dingo Pictures' mascot given that he appears in a few of their films though his debut actually came in Pocahontas listed above)
Films not made by Dingo Pictures
These films are often commonly mistaken for being made by Dingo Pictures, because these cartoons are licensed out by other animation studios and were published by Phoenix Games, a game company notable for transforming several of Dingo's cartoons into video games. Here is a list of these other cartoons not made by Dingo Pictures in alphabetical order and the films they rip-off:
- Cinderella (rip-off of Disney's take on Cinderella)
- Legend of Herkules (rip-off of Disney's take on Hercules; typo is intentional)
- Mighty Mulan (rip-off of Disney's take on Mulan)
- Peter Pan (rip-off of Disney's take on Peter Pan)
- Pinocchio (rip-off of Disney's take on Pinocchio)
- Snow White and the Seven Clever Boys (rip-off of Disney's take on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; notorious for its scary looking box art that looks nothing like the cartoon's animation)
Why their films suck
- Awful like we mean awful animation. Animation that's possibly worse than Where the Dead Go to Die, and FoodFight!.
- Complete rip-offs of famous film companies and animators, like Walt Disney Animation and Don Bluth.
- Extremely low budget.
- Lack of actors. (only around one or two actors in any of the movies)
- Dingo Pictures frequently teamed with video game company Phoenix Games, using the same poor animation and voice acting dubbing for their games.
- Low quality standards.
- Many, many characters and assets are recycled constantly in every single one of their films.
- Very long scenes when the characters are waiting to talk.
- Despite translating their films in English, there are some cases where signs and even vehicles remain in their original language.
- Despite their films being apparently made for children, there are several cases where characters say swear words like "damn" and "hell" (and even “shit” in one of them). while having insanely dark storylines even for an allegedly children's film (while this is considered acceptable for children's entertainment in Germany, its just bizarre that they made it in the English translation).
- The films not made by Dingo Pictures aren't much better; while having slightly better animation than Dingo's (granted, they do look similar to the point of people confusing them with Dingo) they also share similar flaws with Dingo, like poor voice acting (only the narrator of the story talks and if any of the characters speak, its usually the narrator who does the voice regardless of gender), poor lip syncing, and bizarre and nonsensical stories.
- A scene of the Italian dub of the film Dinosaur Adventure in which the character Oro says the word Yee became a highly popular internet meme.