Bluey is an Australian animated children's television series developed and produced with the assistance of Screen Queensland. It is a Ludo Studio production for the ABC with principal production investment from BBC Studios, ABC and Screen Australia.
The show had its first season premiere on ABC Kids on October 1st, 2018 with 26 episodes, and another 26 more were aired on April 1st, 2019. It has been green-lit for a second season of 52 episodes in response to it's outstanding success on ABC iView, with 21 million views since it launched in 2018, making Bluey as one of the most watched shows ever in Australia. The second series is expected to premiere in 2020.
It was nominated for, and was the winner for the Logie Award for Most Outstanding Children's Program in 2019. Most recently, it was nominated for an International Emmy Kids Award (for Kids: Preschool), and an APRA Screen Music Award for the episode, Teasing (for Best Music for Children's Television, though it lost to The Pilgrim's Progress) respectively. It won the Screen Producers Awards for Animated Series Production of the Year, and Screen Business Export of the Year (where it was tied with Animal Kingdom), and an AACTA Award (for Best Children's Program).
The show will make it's British premiere in the future on Cbeebies, and internationally on Disney Junior and Disney+, TVNZ 2 and TVNZ OnDemand in New Zealand, and in China on the Youku streaming platform, being dubbed and subtitled in Mandarin.
The show's logo uses it's own font, HelloHeadline. It is also nicknamed as Bluey Sans.