Look back over some of our favourite Bluey moments month by month throughout 2023, as well as an exclusive look at what the new year holds in our complete Bluey year in review.

January

we activated dance more

Are you ready to dance! 2023 opened with the announcement of the second Bluey album by show composer Joff Bush: Dance Mode! Alongside the announcement came the release of the title single and it’s official music video. Activate Dance Mode!

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Bluey’s Big Play Premiered in l.a.

Following sell out shows across Australia and having kick-started it’s American tour in New York’s Madison Square Garden in November 2022, Bluey’s Big Play continued it’s tour of some of the US’s most iconic venues including the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California!

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February

chilli Heeler becomes a covergirl

In February, Chilli Heeler became the cover girl for InStyle Australia’s Australian Icons issue.

Chilli Heeler is the consummate InStyle cover star. She’s a salt-of-the-earth girl from suburban Brisbane who’s worked hard, made good and become the matriarch of one of Australia’s most famous families. Her eyes are sparkly, her humour is wry and her aura is quietly confident – yet despite her meteoric rise to stardom, she remains unaffected and infinitely relatable. So fervent are her fans that there are entire Reddit threads and TikTok videos dedicated to dissecting “What Would Chilli Do?”.

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celebrating valentines day

Roses are red, Bluey’s are blue – and we celebrated Valentines Day with you! Look back on some of our favourite Bluey Valentines cards that were very romance.

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we learned how to ‘beeeeeopp!’

With the release of ‘The BeeeeeOPP Walk’ as Dance Mode’s second single, we got a special look behind the scenes at how Bluey’s animation team brought Bluey and Bingo’s silly walks to life.

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bingo wasn’t going to the ‘Aiport’

@bluey 🧡 #blueytok #bluey #bingo ♬ Bingo you get to go to the airport – Bluey

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march

Lin Manuel Miranda visits ludo studio

Musical superstar and the voice of Major Tom in ‘Stories’, Lin Manuel Miranda joined the team at Ludo studio for an extra special screening of Bluey and an exclusive look behind the making of the show!

Learn more about Major Tom

Lin Manuel Miranda’s character from the episode ‘Stories’

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bluey’s big play celebrates 100 shows

While in the middle of their US tour, the cast and crew of Bluey’s Big Play celebrated a huge milestone of 100 shows in March!

That number has since grown to over 300 shows this year, on top of the 400+ performances in venues across Australia.

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we lived ‘boldy in the pretend’ with the rain single

The third single from ‘Dance Mode!’ released with a extra special version of Rain by Joff Bush and Jazz Darcy.

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april

new episodes air on the abc

Australian fans rejoice as nine new episodes are announced and aired weekly including Cubby, Exercise, Relax, Stickbird, Show and Tell, Dragon, Wild Girls and Slide!

Fans around the world can look forward to these episodes premiering on Disney+ on January 12th!

Bluey and Bingo build a cubby for Kimjin!

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a cricket surprise

After the credits of Slide, the ABC announced that a secret 10th episode, Cricket, will air the following week. The episode follows the story of a friendly game of neighbourhood Cricket, where the dads struggle to bowl Rusty out.

Cricket will also be available on Disney+ on January 12th.

Pat, Honey and Chucky watch Bingo prepare to bat!

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bluey visited the white house

During the annual Easter Egg Roll in Washington DC, Bluey and Bingo visit the White House!

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A Bluey mastermind was crowned

Niamh McGrady picks Bluey as her specialist subject on an episode of BBCOne’s Mastermind. Are you wise as an old wolfhound? Put your Bluey super-fan knowledge to the test and see if you can tackle these trifficult questions.

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Dance Mode is Released

The full Dance Mode! album is released with 17 brand new tunes from across all three series, all originally composed by Bluey composer, Joff Bush.

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Bluey: Dance Mode!

‘Dance Mode’ is the exciting follow up to the award-winning, number 1 debut ‘Bluey: The Album’. Bringing together 17 brand new recordings from series 1, 2 and 3, all originally composed by Joff Bush.

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May

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Bingo has a dance lesson with emma memma

Bingo joined Emma Memma in very special dance lesson as they plié’d away to ‘Omelette’ from Dance Mode album!

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The Heelers explore the Poinciana tree

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June

Chattermax gets stuck in everyone’s head

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Bluey’s Big Play announces uk and ireland tour

Following sell out tours in Australia, the US and Canada – Bluey’s Big Play announces a tour for the UK and Ireland starting later in 2023.

Find out more about Bluey’s Big Play

Join Bluey and her family on their UK and Ireland tour!

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July

new episodes arrive on disney+

The second part of Series 3 arrives on Disney+ including Musical Statues, Stories, Puppets, Turtleboy, Onesies, Tradies, Granny Mobile, Space, Dirt and The Decider.

Indy and her class watch as Winton spins around midair and shoots lasers!

Learn more about these episodes as you await the new episodes arriving next year:

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Bluey celebrates the women’s world cup

Bluey, Mackenzie and Honey celebrate the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand with a selection of colouring pages and crafts.

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August

bluey wins a tca award and hits over 1 billion minutes Streamed in one week!

Congratulations to Bluey’s amazing animation team for winning the Television Critics Association award for “Outstanding Achievement in Children’s Programming.

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September

The Heelers Explore The Beach

Check our how Sampler Times brought Bluey and the Beach cabin to real life in stop motion!

@bluey Beeeeeach! Check out how @samplertimes made our Bluey Beach Cabin ad come to life! Toy sets available now #stopmotion #blueytok #bluey ♬ original sound – Bluey
@bluey Sun, sand and stop motion 🏝️ Dive into the BTS magic that brings the Bluey Beach Cabin ad to life! @samplertimes ♬ original sound – Bluey

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october

5 years of bluey on the abc

October the 1st marked five years since the first episode of Bluey, ‘The Magic Xylophone’, premiered on the Australian Broadcasting Network. To celebrate the ABC launched ‘Blueyfest’ which concluded with a nationwide marathon of the top 100 Bluey episodes, as voted for by you!

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bluey.tv gets a makeover

The new official Bluey website launched in October complete with over 300+ new Watch, Character, and Play pages – offering fans and families more information on their favourite episodes than ever before – as well as updated Events, Makes, Blog and Shop sections!

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perdue put their own twist on the bluey theme

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Happy heelerween

The Bluey website celebrated Heelerween with a range of spooky colouring sheets, phone wallpapers and even an extra special trick-or-treat home page!.

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November

Announcing ‘the sign’ – a 28 minute special episode

We announced ‘The Sign’ – an extra-long episode, with a run time of 28 minutes is coming to both Disney+ and the ABC in 2024. It is penned by Bluey creator and writer Joe Brumm, directed by Richard Jeffery, and produced by Ludo Studio.

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Camp opens its doors

The Bluey Interactive Experience at CAMP opens its doors in CAMP’s LA and and Chicago stores.

camp interactive experience

For the first time ever your family can actually play, laugh, and pretend with Bluey and Bingo inside Bluey’s house for an unforgettable immersive adventure coming to CAMP LA.

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the Bluey Christmas Windows launch in Melbourne

Bluey’s Christmas Day was showcased across the six Christmas windows in Melbourne Australia as the theme of the 68th MYER Christmas Windows! Visit the windows for real life until January and stream them from anywhere in the world below.

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bluey: the video game is released!

Outright Games, in partnership with BBC Studios, released the first ever Bluey video game available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC!

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Blueyfest ends with a surprise

To celebrate 5 Years of Bluey on ABC Kids, the ABC aired the top 100 episodes back to back (as voted by you!) in the Biggest Little Bluey Countdown! Watch a special extended version of the theme song that aired alongside the number one spot!

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new york welcomes bluey and her keepy uppy balloon back to the macy’s thanksgiving day parade!

Bluey returned to NYC to take part in the 97th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®… along with the world’s BIGGEST Keepy Uppy Balloon!

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December

Bluey’s World is announced for 2024

Bluey’s World is a world exclusive immersive experience coming to Brisbane Australia in August 2024! Visitors will be transported to the beloved Heeler home through stunning (for real) life-size sets, interactive technology, play and a mesmerising soundscape.

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the Bluey titles get a deliciously festive makeover

Mum, Dad, Bingo and Bluey as you’ve never seen them before! We opened our Countdown to Christmas with an a-dough-able version of the Bluey theme song, incredibly baked to life by stop motion animator Kevin Parry.

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Bluey’s Christmas Countdown

no peeking…

Bluey’s Christmas Countdown Calendar is full of more festive surprises, with gifts every day in December until Christmas!

take me there

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Bluey’s Big Play premieres in london

Following sell-out tours across Australia, the USA and Canada, Bluey’s Big Play kicked off it’s UK and Ireland tour in one of London’s most iconic venues: the Royal Festival Hall at London’s Southbank Centre!

Check out the highlights from the Blue Carpet, read all about the opening gala and book your tickets for the rest of the tour in our event wrap up below.

Artist Credit: Alice Holmes

Find out more about Bluey’s Big Play

Join Bluey and her family on their UK and Ireland tour!

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2024…

new episodes arrive on disney+ on January 12th

That’s right! New Bluey episodes are just around the corner – arriving around the world Disney+ on Friday the 12th January, 2024.

The Heelers are back for ten new adorable and exciting episodes that feature a relaxing family trip to the beach, a quest to find a dragon and a friendly neighbourhood game of cricket. Watch the trailer below!

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get ready for ‘the sign’….

Introducing ‘the sign’

A special, 28 minute episode of Bluey called ‘The Sign’ is also coming to Disney+ and the ABC later in 2024.

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And so so so much more! See you in 2024!