Day Four of Bluey’s Christmas Countdown unearths exclusive animatics from both ‘Verandah Santa’ and ‘Christmas Swim’ – direct from ludo studio!

See where some of your favourite festive moments began with these exclusive animatics from Ludo Studio.

what’s an animatic?

While Bluey scripts are being written, artists works on early drawings of what happens within the episode, called storyboards. Editors then cut the storyboards together into an animatic – which are like flip-books that play out the episode through key frames.

The animatic is edited with temporary sound effects and music, and the voices that have been pre-recorded by the cast and crew are added. It ends up as a template for the whole episode, which helps everyone see how the story will unfold before animation begins.

© Ludo Studio | Background Artist Jasmine Moody

Compare the storyboards with the final animation where Bingo, Bluey, Muffin and Dad decide to play ‘Verandah Santa’ below.

© Ludo Studio | Background Artist Jasmine Moody

Compare the storyboards with the final animation where Verandah Santa delivers his first batch of presents below.

© Ludo Studio | Background Artist Jasmine Moody

Compare the storyboards with the final animation where Uncle Strip and Dad become the World’s Best chefs below.

© Ludo Studio | Background Artist Jasmine Moody

Compare the storyboards with the final animation where Muffin, Socks and Bluey unwrap their presents below.

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Don’t forget to keep an eye on Bluey’s Christmas Countdown Calendar for more festive surprises, unlocking a new gift everyday until Christmas!

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