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BLUEY to Premiere Special Extended Episode on Disney

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BLUEY to Premiere Special Extended Episode on Disney

By Movieguide® Contributor

Kids show BLUEY is getting a special extended episode with Disney.

The episode, titled “The Sign,” will see the Heeler family getting ready for the “wedding event of the year.” Producers say to expect “laughs, a few tears and exciting guest voices in this super-sized episode,” Deadline reported.

The hit children’s series follows “the adventures of a lovable & inexhaustible six-year-old puppy, who along with her sister Bingo, parents and friends is learning all about the world.”

The Sign” is BLUEY’s first extended-length special. It will premiere April 14 at 12:00 a.m. PDT on Disney+, 7:00 a.m. EDT/PDT on Disney Junior and 7:30 a.m. EDT/PDT on Disney Channel, Disney reported.

“We’re so excited to share that a 28-minute special episode is coming in 2024. There’ll be lots of laughs, exciting guest voices, and definitely a few tears,” wrote Ludo Studio, the show’s producer. “We’re so incredibly proud of the awesome team behind the series, and we can’t wait for Australia and the world to watch this very special Bluey episode with their family and friends.”

The episode will feature the reprised roles of Dave McCormack and Melanie Zanetti “as the voices of Bandit and Chilli Heeler, and Patrick Brammall returns as the voice of Uncle Rad, Claudia O’Doherty as Frisky, alongside Megan Washington as Calypso, Myf Warhurst as Trixie, and Rose Byrne as Aunt Brandy. Making their BLUEY voice debut are Rove McManus, Deborah Mailman, Brendan Williams, and Joel Edgerton,” Animation World Network wrote.

BLUEY continues to be a massive hit. It’s won multiple awards, including the BAFTA Children & Young People Awards, a Critics Choice Award nomination, the International Kids Emmy Awards and the Television Critics Association Award.

Movieguide® previously reported:

BLUEY, a family-friendly children’s cartoon on Disney+, broke its streaming record during the week of July 10-16, becoming the second most-streamed show for that period.

Variety reported:

“BLUEY, the Australian animated preschool series that streams on Disney+, appears on Nielsen’s streaming rankings most weeks. But during the July 10-16 viewing window, the series…[became] the second most-streamed title of the week.”

Deadline added, “This week marked the best viewing the series has ever seen.”

Neilsen is a data collection company that regularly publishes information on the top ten series and movies streamed in the U.S. SUITS, a legal drama, came in first place. BLUEY came in second with 1,353 million streaming minutes.

This is almost twice as many streaming minutes as it had in April. That month, “BLUEY…was watched for 737 million minutes,” News.com.au reported.