Bluey, an Australian preschool animated television show, debuted on ABC Kids on October 1, 2018. Joe Brumm created the program and it is produced by Ludo Studio, a Queensland-based company. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation and British Broadcasting Corporation commissioned it. BBC Studios holds global distribution rights and merchandising rights. The series premiered on Disney Junior in the United States, and is now available internationally on Disney+.
Bluey, a six-year-old Blue Heeler puppy, is the show's protagonist. She is anthropomorphic and possesses a lot of energy, imagination, and curiosity about the world. Bluey lives with her mother Chilli, her father Bandit, and older sister Bingo. They often go on adventures together as they explore the world together. The other characters represent different breeds of dog. The focus on family, growing-up and Australian culture are the main themes. The show is produced and created in Queensland. Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, inspires it.
Bluey has enjoyed a consistent high viewership on Australian broadcast television as well as video on demand. Bluey has had a significant impact on the creation of merchandise and a stage production featuring its characters. It has been awarded two Logie Awards as the Most Outstanding Children's Programming and an International Emmy Kids Award in 2019. Television critics have praised the program for its portrayal of modern family life, constructive parenting messages, and Bandit's role as a positive father figure. Bluey was renewed in October 2020 for a third season.