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BLUEY Creator Wants Kids’ Show to ‘Make Parents Laugh, Too’

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BLUEY Creator Wants Kids’ Show to ‘Make Parents Laugh, Too’

By Movieguide® Contributor

BLUEY creator Joe Brumm recently revealed the shows that influenced his own popular kids’ series. 

“GAVIN AND STACEY was influential in a big way,” Brumm shared, referring to a British sitcom penned by James Corden and Ruth Jones. “I loved how it genuinely crossed generations, like THE SIMPSONS back in the day. I thought: ‘Why shouldn’t a kids’ show make parents laugh too?’ When the time came to do BLUEY, that became the challenge.”

He also pointed to PEPPA PIG, saying he liked how the show is “really English but without cliches or flag-waving.”

“Mr Bull [a character from PEPPA PIG] would be digging up the road and say: ‘It’ll be finished when it’s finished,’” Brumm explained. “There are canal boats and castles in the background. That’s what I wanted my show to doto feel Australian but not with kangaroos and koalas, just by capturing the fabric of everyday life.”

BLUEY is one of the most popular children’s shows airing today, boasting fans of all ages from all around the world. 

A description of the show reads, “Bluey is an inexhaustible six year-old Blue Heeler dog, who loves to play and turns everyday family life into extraordinary adventures, developing her imagination as well as her mental, physical and emotional resilience.”

Brumm also shared the emotional responses he’s gotten from parents about BLUEY.  

“A very common response is: ‘It showed me a different way that I can be a parent.’ Often it’s a dad who didn’t have a great role model himself growing up,” Brumm said. “BLUEY’s a funny little cartoon about a dog family but it’s become a touchpoint for people. Whenever I appear at an event, I end up hugging complete strangers and crying together.”

BLUEY’s most recent episode has some wondering if the show is not returning for another season. However, producer Sam Moor recently put those fears to rest.

“No, it is not the end for BLUEY,” he said, adding, “I’m sure we have many more surprises in store for you.”

A portion of the Movieguide® review for BLUEY’s first season reads:

BLUEY: Season One is a wonderfully animated children show with a high production value. BLUEY is entertaining not just for children, but also adults. The comedy is witty enough to get a good chuckle out of parents. Even better, the program has strong family morals and lessons that both children and adults can learn. It has a positive depiction of Bluey’s relationship with her sister, mother and father. There are also common themes of sharing, learning and growing up. There is no foul language or other objectionable content. MOVIEGUIDE® finds BLUEY: Season One suitable for all ages.

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