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.
Notable "Quality" Stuff
List of Dingo Pictures titles
- Animal Soccer World
- Atlantis / Legend of Atlantis
- Arisa, the Little Witch
- Countryside Bears
- The Dalmatians
- Dalmatians 2
- Dalmatians 3 (PS2 port of the sequel)
- Dalmatians 4 (PS3 port of the sequel)
- Detective Mouse / Mouse Police
- Dinosaur Adventure / Dinosaurs
- Janis, the little piglet
- Land of Toys / The Toys Room
- Lion and the King / Son of the Lion King
- Lord of the Jungle
- Moses: Prince of Egypt
- Mouse Police
- Notredame / Hunchback of Notredame
- Nice Cats / Lucy & Lionel
- Sword of Camelot
- Wabuu, the Cheeky Raccoon
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
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