BURBANK, Calif. (December 14, 2023) – HOORAY! Ten all-new episodes of the hit series Bluey will launch January 12, 2024 in the U.S. and around the world on Disney+.
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The year’s #1 most-watched series for preschoolers and kids in the U.S. -- which has also topped Nielsen streaming charts for overall viewing** -- Bluey features the loveable and inexhaustible Blue Heeler dog Bluey, who lives with her Mum, Dad and little sister Bingo.
In these ten new Disney+ episodes, Bluey showcases the joyful simplicity that can be found in families turning everyday events of family life -- like making a cubby house (blanket fort) or a trip to the beach -- into unique adventures that bring to life how children learn and grow through play. The episodes include:
“Cubby” – Bluey and Bingo build a very special cubby for their stuffed toy, Kimjim.
“Exercise” – Bingo pretends to be Boss Bluey’s new employee in the middle of Dad’s backyard workout.
“Relax” – Bluey and Bingo would rather explore their holiday hotel room than relax on the beach.
“Stickbird” – On a trip to the beach, Mum teaches Bluey how to throw, while Bingo and Dad get creative with a funny shaped stick.
“Show and Tell” – Bluey wants to know why Dad’s always bossing her around!
“Dragon” – Bluey asks Dad to help her draw a dragon for her story.
“Wild Girls” – Coco wants to play Wild Girls with Indy, but Chloe wants her to play another game.
“TV Shop” – At the pharmacy, Bluey and Bingo have fun playing with the CCTV screens.
“Slide” – Bingo and Lila are excited to play on their new waterslide.
Also later in 2024, Disney+ fans will have even more new Bluey to look forward to, when the previously announced first-ever Bluey special, “The Sign,” will premiere on ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) in Australia and globally on Disney+. The 28-minute special is penned by Bluey creator and writer Joe Brumm and directed by Richard Jeffery from Ludo Studio.
Jointly commissioned by ABC Children’s and BBC Studios Kids & Family, Bluey is created and written by Joe Brumm and produced by multi-Emmy® Award-winning Ludo Studio in association with Screen Queensland and Screen Australia. The series streams to U.S. and global audiences (outside of Australia, New Zealand and China) across Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney+ through a global broadcasting deal between BBC Studios Kids & Family and Disney Branded Television.
Bluey has garnered awards wins including the International Kids Emmy Awards, a Critics Choice Award nomination, the Television Critics Association Award, BAFTA Children & Young People Awards, and many more.
*Source: Nielsen Media Research time spent viewing for CY2023 to-date; 12/26/22-10/29/23 based on total hours viewed for Kids 2-11 across linear and streaming combined, versus all other series tracked by Nielsen.
**Source: Nielsen Media Research Data for Total P2+ time spent viewing on streaming, versus all programs tracked by Nielsen. (Based on being #1 wks of 11/20/23, 11/6/23, Live for Streaming.)
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ABOUT LUDO STUDIO
Ludo Studio is a multi-Emmy® and Logie award-winning Australian studio that creates and produces original scripted drama, animation and digital stories that are authored by incredible local talent, distributed globally and loved by audiences everywhere.
ABOUT BBC STUDIOS KIDS & FAMILY
BBC Studios Kids & Family is an integral part of the BBC Studios content powerhouse – a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group which produces, invests and distributes content globally.
With specialist knowledge of what makes young audiences tick, BBC Studios Kids & Family identifies and nurtures great projects and turns them into global hits, seamlessly taking content from conception, development and production to investment, franchise management and distribution.
The division’s multi-genre portfolio includes some of the most exciting and successful franchises in the world with BAFTA and International Emmy winning craft and storytelling, including Bluey, Hey Duggee, Hey Duggee Squirrel Club, Deadly Mission Shark, Andy’s Amazing Adventures, Supertato, and Popularity Papers. The division’s ever-growing slate also includes Rafi the Wishing Wizard, Stan Can, Peter and the Wolf, and Picklestorm, as well as established UK hits and iconic shows such as Blue Peter, The Dumping Ground, JoJo & Gran Gran, The Beaker Girls, Lagging and CBeebies: Shakespeare at the Globe.
Its productions air on channels and leading content platforms around the world including CBeebies, CBBC, Disney, ABC Australia, Tencent China and Nickelodeon.