Dingo Pictures is actually a low-budget animation studio in Germany, but somehow, they made it into the gaming industry in Europe. In fact, games are the only way you get to see them outside Germany (we're not counting internet here). Their animations are usually found on PS1 or PS2 disks, which are produced by Midas Interactive and Phoenix Games, respectively, and all co-developed by The Code Monkeys. Aside from Dingo's cartoon, the disks also have a bunch of cheap minigames that everyone already could do without games.
Notably, neither their animations nor the box covers of the games rip off any more popular Disney title or Don Bluth film.
Dingo titles that never made it on a game disk. Or at least I'm not aware of. These shorts will probably stay German forever, because frankly, they were not released on a PS1 or PS2 disk by Midas/Phoenix. No one knows why
aside from the fact that they don't rip off any more popular title and thus won't make much money in overall
List of Dingo Pictures titles
The Mousepolice (knock-off of The Great Mouse Detective, Danger Mouse and The Rescuers) Lucy & Lionel (knock-off of Disney's The Aristocats, Turner Feature Animation's Cats Don't Dance and Disney's Oliver and Company) Janis, the little piglet (knock-off of Charlotte's Web and Babe) Little Dalmatians (knock-off of 101 Dalmatians, Lady and the Tramp and All Dogs Go To Heaven) ... more Dalmatians (knock-off of 101 Dalmatians, Lady and the Tramp and All Dogs Go To Heaven 2) The Musicians of Bremen (adaptation of Town Musicians of Bremen fairy tale) Puss in Boots (knock-off of DreamWorks' Puss in Boots) Aladin (knock-off of Disney's Aladdin) Lord of the jungle (knock-off of Disney's Tarzan) The Animals Soccer-Match (knock-off of Disney's Bedknobs & Broomsticks) King of the Animals (knock-off of Disney's The Lion King and Disney's The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride) King of the Animals 2 (knock-off of Disney's The Lion King) The little Dinosaur (knock-off of The Land Before Time and Disney's Dinosaur) Balto (knock-off of Universal Pictures' version) Arischa, the little witch (knock-off of Kiki's Delivery Service) Teddy, the little bear (knock-off of Winnie The Pooh and The Country Bears) Goldie - Adventures in the Forest of Mystery (knock-off of Bambi, The Animals Of Farthing Wood and The Fox and The Hound) Wabuu, the cheeky racoon (knock-off of Disney's The Jungle Book and Disney's The Jungle Book 2) Benni and his friends (source material unknown) Land of Toys (knock-off of Pixar's Toy Story and Toy Story 2) Easterbunnies (source material unknown) Atlantis (knock-off of Disney's version) Pocahontas (knock-off of Pocahontas) Anastasia (knock-off of Don Bluth's film) The Hunchback of Notre Dame (knock-off of Disney's version) Prince for Egypt (knock-off of DreamWorks' The Prince of Egypt) Sword of Camelot (knock-off of Disney's The Sword in the Stone) Hercules (knock-off of Disney's version)
Alright, so get this: a few PS2 games from Phoenix Games also featured low-budget animated shorts, but surprisingly enough, they were not made by Dingo. Unfortunately, the actual creators of the shorts stayed anonymous (but were probably German too), hence why they're listed here anyway. The Code Monkeys don't seem to be involved either, but the fact that these games have cheap minigames too makes them every similar anyway.
The main difference between these and actual Dingo titles, aside from the art style, is that these animations usually have only one voice actor doing the narration. Notably, it's narrated as if the narrator reads a book to the audience, making it seem like an audio book with a cartoon.
- Legend of Herkules
- Mighty Mulan
- Peter Pan
- Snow White and the Seven Clever Boys
A user on SomethingAwful actually made a few parodies on Dingo's animations, so we'd feel like including them here too.
- Woody's Race