Bluey (2018 TV series)
|Developed by||BBC Children's Productions|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||150|
Bluey is an Australian animated series. The first episode aired on October 1, 2018. The series is available on ABC Kids in Australia. It is distributed by BBC Children's Productions. In the United States it is broadcast on Disney Junior and Disney+.
The series is about an imaginative and cheerful Australian Cattle Dog (blue heeler) called Bluey, with her sister Bingo and her parents. The rest of the characters are different species of dog. Nana, Bob, Rad, Stripe, Trixie, Muffin, and Socks are also Heelers.
The series has a high audience in Australia on television and on online platforms, It won many awards. These include a Logie and International Emmy Award.
Characters[change | change source]
All of the children's voices are done by children of the people who make the series. Famous celebrities have also voiced characters, like Anthony Field and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Main[change | change source]
|First appearance||Magic Xylophone|
|Created by||Joe Brumm|
|Relatives||Bingo Heeler (younger sister)|
Bandit Heeler (father)
Chilli Heeler (mother)
Muffin Heeler (cousin)
Socks Heeler (cousin)
Stripe Heeler (uncle)
Trixie Heeler (aunt)
Nana Heeler (grandmother)
Bob Heeler (grandfather)
- Bluey Heeler is a seven-year-old Blue Heeler puppy. She invents games and pretends to be a grown-up.
- Bingo Heeler is Bluey's five-year-old younger sister, a Red Heeler puppy. She bug hunts and plays games.
- Bandit Heeler / Dad (Voiced by David McCormack), the Blue Heeler father of Bluey and Bingo who is an archaeologist. He sleeps, plays footy, and plays games.
- Chilli Heeler / Mum (Voiced by Melanie Zanetti), the mother of Bluey and Bingo. She works part-time in airport security. She plays hockey, listens to music, and plays games with her girls.
Other[change | change source]
- Muffin Heeler is Bluey and Bingo's three-year-old cousin. She is also Stripe and Trixie's daughter, Socks' older sister, Radley, Bandit, and Chilli's niece, Bob's granddaughter, and Chris' third oldest granddaughter.
- Socks Heeler is Bluey and Bingo's one-year-old cousin, and Muffin's sister. She is still learning to walk on two legs and talk. She is also Stripe and Trixie's daughter, Radley, Bandit, and Chilli's niece, Bob's granddaughter, and Chris' youngest granddaughter.
- Chloe, a Dalmatian who is Bluey's best friend.
- Lucky, a golden Labrador who is Bluey's next-door neighbour. He loves Sports and playing with his father.
- Honey, a beagle who is Bluey's friend. She is shy and needs encouragement to fully participate.
- Mackenzie, a Border Collie who is Bluey's friend from school, and from New Zealand.
- Coco, a pink poodle who is Bluey's friend. She is sometimes impatient when playing games.
- Snickers, a dachshund. He has an interest in science.
- Judo is a chow chow who is Bluey's friend. She is perky and vain and has a center for attention.
- Jack, a Jack Russell Terrier with attention deficit issues.
- Zoe, a Spitz who is Bluey's friend. She has glittery fur and is into fashion and boys.
- Rusty, a Red Kelpie from the bush, whose father is in the army.
- Indy, an Afghan Hound.
- The Terriers, three Miniature Schnauzer brothers.
- Uncle Stripe Heeler, Bandit's younger brother and the father of Muffin and Socks. He loves to dance just like his brother Bandit. voiced by Dan Brumm,
- Aunt Trixie Heeler, Uncle Stripe's wife and the mother of Muffin and Socks. She loves to play hockey with Chilli. voiced by Myf Warhurst
- Mrs. Retriever, a Golden Retriever and Bingo's kindergarten teacher. voiced by Ann Kerr
- Calypso, a Blue Merle Australian Shepherd and Bluey's school teacher. voiced by Megan Washington
- Pat / Lucky's Dad, a Labrador Retriever and Lucky's father, who lives next door to the Heelers. voiced by Brad Elliot
- Chris Heeler / Nana, Bandit and Stripe's mother, and grandmother to their children. She never says no to a challenge. voiced by Chris Brumm
- Bob Heeler, Bandit and Stripe's father, and grandfather to their children. He is also Chris' husband, Radley's father, Chilli and Trixie's father-in-law, and possibly Mary's brother. voiced by Ian McFadyen
- Sam Simmons voices the younger version of Bob.
- Uncle Rad Heeler, Bandit and Stripe's brother, a cross between a Red and Blue Heeler. He works on an oil rig. He is also Bob's son, Chris' oldest son, Chilli and Trixie's brother-in-law, and Bluey, Bingo, Muffin and Socks' uncle. voiced by Patrick Brammall
- Frisky, Bluey's godmother. voiced by Claudia O'Doherty
- Mort / Grandad, voiced by Laurie Newman
- Wendy, a Chow Chow and Judo's mother, who lives next door to the Heelers. voiced by Beth Durack, series 1–2; Emily Taheny, series 3
- Brandy, Chilli's older sister. Voiced by Rose Byrne.
Episodes[change | change source]
Season 1[change | change source]
- The Magic Xylophone - This is the first appearance of Bluey (a six-year-old light blue, blue, dark blue, and tan Blue Heeler), Bingo (Bluey's orange, dark orange and cream younger sister), Bandit (Bluey's blue, light blue, tan and black father), Chilli (Bluey's cream, light orange and brown mother), and Chloe's Mum (Chloe's white and black mother).
- Keepy Uppy - This is the first appearace of Lucky (a yellow and light yellow Labrador Retriever) and Pat (Lucky's yellow and light yellow father).
- Daddy Robot
- Shadowlands - This is the first appearance of Coco (a pink and light pink poodle), Snickers (a black and brown dachshund), Bella (Coco's pink and dark pink mother), and Snickers' Mum (Snickers' brown, honey brown and light brown mother).
- The Weekend
- BBQ - This is the first appearance of Muffin (Bluey's white, light gray, gray, and dark gray cousin), Socks (Bluey's blue, light blue, very dark blue, light tan, white, brown and dark brown cousin), Stripe (Bluey's blue, light blue, very dark blue, brown and dark brown uncle and Bandit's brother), and Trixie (Bluey's bluish white aunt).
- Fruitbat - This is the first appearance of Mackenzie (a black and white Border Collie), Rocko (a white, brown and dark brown Basset Hound), and Mackenzie's Dad (Mackenzie's black, grey and white father).
- Horsey Ride
- Bike - This is the first appearance of Bentley (a white and brown Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) and Chloe (a white Dalmatian).
- Bob Bilby - This is the first appearance of Mrs. Retriever (a tan and light tan Golden Retriever), Missy (a black, brown, dark brown and light brown Shih Tzu), Buddy (a brown, light brown and tan Pug), Juniper (a purple, pink, brown and light brown Shiba Inu), Juniper's Mum (Juniper's pink, purple, white and beige mother), Harley (a black, grey and white Japanise Akita), Jasper W (a black and brown Rottweiler), Jasper G (a black and brown Doberman), and Sadie (a gray, white, and pink Siberian Husky).
- Spy Game - This is the first appearance of Honey (a white, honey, dark honey and brown Beagle), Frank (Chloe's white and black father), Marcus (Honey's white, honey, dark honey and brown father), Daisy (Honey's white, honey, dark honey and brown mother), and Mackenzie's Mum (Mackenzie's brown, white and grey mother).
- Takeaway - This is the first appearance of Takeaway Lady (a white and grey Siberian Husky).
- Butterflies - This is the first appearance of Judo (a white, grey and beige Chow Chow).
- Yoga Ball
- Calypso - This is the first appearance of Calypso (an orange, gray, and white Australian Shepherd), Pretzel (a brown, dark brown, light brown and beige Chihuahua), Indy (an orange, tan and cream Afghan Hound), Rusty (a red and tan Red Kelpie), and The Terriers (black, dark grey, grey and white Scottish Terriers).
- The Doctor
- The Claw
- Markets - This is the first appearance of Indy's Mum (Indy's dark tan, tan and cream mother), Surfer (a white, tan and dark brown Rough Collie), Winton (a white, brown and dark brown English Bulldog), Winton's Dad (Winton's white, brown, dark brown and light brown father), Gruber (a brown, light brown, pinkish-brown and black German Shepherd), Gruber's Dad (Gruber's brown, light brown, black and brownish-pink father), Customer 2 (an orange, white and light brown Basenji), Busker (a dark orange, orange, light orange, dark brown, brown and light brown Irish Terrier), Pony Lady (a brown, light brown and dark brown Cockapoo), and Poffertje Dog (a brown, white, grey and pink Kooikerhondje).
- Blue Mountains
- The Pool
- Wagon Ride
- The Beach
- Grannies - This is the first appearance of Bob (Bluey's white, grey, dark grey, black and brown grandfather and Bandit's father) and Chris (Bluey's blue, light blue and very dark blue grandmother and Bandit's mother).
- The Creek
- Fairies - This is the first appearance of Wendy (Judo's beige mother) and Zara (Bentley's black, brown and white sister).
- Bumpy and the Wise Old Wolfhound - This is the first appearance of Doctor (a black, grey and light grey Terrier) and Nurse (a white, bluish grey, dark grey and pink Greyhound).
- The Dump
- The Adventure
- Copycat - This is the first appearance of Vet Corgi (a cream, tan and pink Pembroke Welsh Corgi).
- The Sleepover
- Early Baby
- Mums and Dads
- Hide and Seek
- Camping - This is the first appearance of Jean-Luc (a bluish-black Labrador), Jean-Luc's Dad (Jean-Luc's bluish-black and light bluish-black father), and Jean-Luc's Mum (Jean-Luc's bluish-black mother).
- Mount Mumandad
- Kids - This is the first appearance of Docket Boy (a brown, light brown, dark brown and whitish-brown Catahoula Leopard Dog), Customer (a brown, dark brown, white, grey and pink Siberian Husky), and Checkout Lady (a purple Poodle).
- Daddy Putdown
- Verandah Santa
Season 2[change | change source]
- Dance Mode - This is the first appearance of Postie (a dark brown, brown, light brown and beige Catahoula Leopard Dog) and Customer 3 (a grey, dark grey and white Whippet).
- Hammerbarn - This is the first appearance of Employee (a cream and tan Labrador) and Checkout Dog (a cream Maremma Sheepdog).
- Favourite Thing
- Daddy Dropoff - This is the first appearance of Lila (a white Maltese) and Sheila (Lila's white mother).
- Rug Island
- Sticky Gecko
- Dad Baby
- Mum School
- Army - This is the first appearance of Jack (a brown, light brown, dark brown and white Jack Russell Terrier), Jack's Mum (Jack's brown, dark brown and white mother), Jack's Dad (Jack's brown, dark brown and white father), Lulu (Jack's brown, light brown, dark brown and white sister), and Rusty's Dad (Rusty's red and tan father).
- Fancy Restaurant
- The Show
- Flat Pack
- Grandad - This is the first appearance of Mort (Bluey's light orange, brown, and light yellow grandfather and Chilli's father) and Maynard (a brown and cream Irish Wolfhound).
- Seesaw - This is the first appearance of Pom Pom (a white Teacup Pomeranian) and Pom Pom's Mum (Pom Pom's white mother).
- Barky Boats - This is the first appearance of Mia (an orange belton and white English Setter) and Captain (a brown, dark brown, and white American Foxhound).
- Burger Shop
- Circus - This is the first appearance of Hercules (a white, brown, and dark brown Saint Bernard).
- Swim School
- Cafe - This is the first appearance of Winnie (a brown Labrador Retriever) and Fido (Winnie's brown father).
- The Quiet Game - This is the first appearance of Alfie (a brown, tan & cream Dingo), Alfie's Mum (Alfie's orange and white mother), and Alfie's Boss (a brown, grey, white, black and charcoal Presa Canario).
- Mr. Monkeyjocks
- Double Babysitter - This is the first appearance of Radley (Bluey's light blue, light yellow, dark orange, and light orange uncle and Bandit's brother) and Frisky (Bluey's light orange, light yellow, cream, and light red godmother).
- Bad Mood
- Bin Night - This is the first appearance of Doreen (a white Great Pyrenees).
- Muffin Cone
- Duck Cake
- Road Trip
- Ice Cream - This is the first appearance of Ice Cream Lady (an orange, white, and maroon English Cocker Spaniel).
- Baby Race - This is the first pictured appearance of Coco's siblings (Coco's siblings in various shades of pink).
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Airdate: Bluey | TV Tonight".
- ↑ “Stories.” Bluey, season 3, episode 28.
- ↑ Writer: Joe Brumm (1 December 2021). "Pass the Parcel". Bluey. Season 3. ABC Kids.
- ↑ Writer: Joe Brumm (1 December 2021). "Chest". Bluey. Season 3. ABC Kids.
- ↑ Stafford, Andrew (16 May 2019). "Custard's Dave McCormack on voicing Bluey's dad: 'I'm popular at school drop-off time'". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 4 June 2019. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
- ↑ Reiha, Amy (4 September 2018). "Bluey set to nuzzle her way into the hearts of Aussie preschoolers this October". ABC TV Publicity. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 28 February 2019. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
- ↑ "Bluey, the hit Australian children's cartoon, is set to go global – but only with Aussie accents intact". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 9 April 2019. Archived from the original on 21 June 2019. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 “Dirt.” Bluey, season 3, episode 36.
- ↑ Dow, Steve (11 April 2020). "Bluey creator Joe Brumm's dog days". The Saturday Paper. Schwartz Publishing. Archived from the original on 10 April 2020. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Collins, Simon (26 March 2019). "Fun tales ABC Kids series Bluey lapped up". PerthNow. Seven West Media. Archived from the original on 26 March 2019. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
- ↑ Writer: Joe Brumm (20 October 2018). "Markets". Bluey. Season 1. ABC Kids.
- ↑ Writer: Joe Brumm (12 October 2018). "Bob Bilby". Bluey. Season 1. ABC Kids.
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 "New Bluey episodes are out this week. Here's when and where to watch season three". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 22 November 2021. Archived from the original on 23 November 2021. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
- ↑ Agostino, Josephine (17 April 2020). "20 things you didn't know about Bluey". Kidspot. Archived from the original on 23 August 2020. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
- ↑ Writer: Joe Brumm (2 April 2019). "Grannies". Bluey. Season 1. ABC Kids.
- ↑ Writer: Joe Brumm (16 December 2021). "Fairytale". Bluey. Season 3. ABC Kids.
- ↑ 17.0 17.1 Writer: Joe Brumm (1 December 2020). "Christmas Swim". Bluey. Season 2. ABC Kids.
- ↑ Writer: Joe Brumm (25 October 2020). "Grandad". Bluey. Season 2. ABC Kids.