If you’re familiar with the line: “I slipped on ma’ beans”, then you’re speaking my language and will be excited about what’s to come…
The Brisbane-based creators of the children’s TV juggernaut that is Bluey have confirmed, they are set to make another 52 episodes!
That’s right, get ready to hear a whole lot more of the Bluey theme music and have your mind blown by the tender, yet hilarious, dynamic of the Heeler family.
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Already notching up 75 million program plays since hitting our screens in October, the ABC Kids program targeted at pre-schoolers has become the most popular show in the history of ABC iView.
Set in a stunning Queenslander, perched on top of a Brisbane hill, Bluey follows the never-boring day to day life of six-year-old Bluey, her four-year-old sister, Bingo, and their parents, Bandit and Chilli.
In my household it has spawned the want to recreate games such as keepy-uppy, vets, grannies, copy cat, hotels, doctors and much more.
Quite simply, Bluey has turned kids TV on its head and given Aussie families something to watch together and something to aspire to.
In a recent letter from creator Joe Brumm to the show’s 41,000 Facebook followers, he explained how his intention for Bluey “wasn’t to show real life, but to create a seven minute refuge from it”.
He goes on to admit, “real life rarely works out so neatly” as it does in many of the episodes, including his favourite, Calypso.
The official Bluey Facebook page sees hundreds of parents interacting daily, sharing photos of their kids watching the program, wearing Nanna-knitted Bluey jumpers and incredible cakes.
Merchandise for the show is yet to hit the shelves, but when it does, it’s not likely to keep up with demand.