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There are many stages I’ve experienced as a first-time parent: the first words, the first steps, and of course, the first time I look Blue.
Of course, this is not surprising. According to Nielsen, Blue was the second most streamed show in 2023 with 43.9 billion minutes watched on Disney+. Families around the world love the adventures of Bluey, Bingo, Bandit and Chilli, and to celebrate the beloved Heeler family, here are 15 facts you probably didn’t know about the series:
The show’s creator, Joe Brumm, took heavy inspiration from his two daughters when he came up with the idea for the show – and he also took inspiration from his childhood dog named Bluey.
And before Bluey became the main character we all know and love, Joe originally planned to center the series around Rusty, a kelpie. Eventually, Rusty will become a supporting character and one of Bluey’s friends in the series.
In case you’re wondering, this is what a Blue Heeler dog looks like in real life.
Joe’s vision for the series was for it to be something that parents and kids really enjoy sitting down to watch together.
But at one point early in the series’ development, he considered pivoting it to be adults-only and centering it on reality…