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Air Date Revealed For The Longest Ever Bluey Episode ‘The Sign’

BBC Studios Kids & Family has today announced that the 28 minute extended Bluey episode, The Sign, will premiere globally on Sunday, 14th April on ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) and on Disney+, Disney Channel and Disney Junior.

In more Bluey news, it’s also been revealed that another, brand-new episode called ‘Ghostbasket’ will premiere around the world ahead of The Sign on Sunday April 7th.

The regular length episode of Ghostbasket’ sees the return of the much loved Grannies, Janet and Rita, played by Bluey and Bingo.

Cecilia Persson, Managing Director of BBC Studios Kids & Family, says: “Ghostbasket sets the stage for the hotly anticipated premiere of ‘The Sign’ a week later, which promises to be an appointment to view moment for Bluey fans around the globe. It’s also a great jumping in point  for newcomers to Bluey, with each episode of this beautiful show a heart-warming and positive viewing experience.”  

The Sign’ is the longest episode ever of the global hit TV show, with a run time of 28 minutes. Both ‘Ghostbasket’ and The Sign’ are penned by Bluey creator and writer Joe Brumm, directed by Richard Jeffery, and produced by Ludo Studio.  Dave McCormack and Melanie Zanetti will reprise their roles as the voices of Bandit and Chilli Heeler.

Ludo Studio, producers of the hugely popular animated TV series, say: “We’re so excited to share Ghostbasket, a brand new Bluey episode followed by The Sign which is the equivalent to nearly six Chunky Chimps! The crew have worked so hard on these two new episodes, making them the very best that they can be and we can’t wait to share them with a global audience.”

Since launching in Australia in 2018, Bluey has gained millions of fans around the world; widely lauded for its heartfelt and funny portrayal of family life and celebration of play. Celebrity fans include Eva Mendes, Natalie Portman, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, who have all appeared in the show in cameo roles.

The series follows Bluey, a loveable, inexhaustible, Blue Heeler dog, who lives with her Mum, Dad and her little sister, Bingo. Bluey uses her limitless energy to play games that unfold in unpredictable and hilarious ways, bringing her family and the whole neighbourhood into her world of fun.

A global-ratings hit, Bluey was the *second most streamed show last year in the U.S., doubling its viewing time from 2022 to 43.9 billion viewing minutes. The series has also enjoyed a plethora of critical success at home and abroad, winning a 2022 BAFTA Children & Young People Award in the International category, and recently picked up its fifth consecutive AACTA Best Children’s Programme award – in addition to an International Emmy® and numerous craft and production awards around the world.

Jointly commissioned by ABC Children’s and BBC Studios Kids & Family, Bluey is produced by multi-Emmy award-winning Ludo Studio in association with Screen Queensland and Screen Australia. 

ABC Head of Children and Family, Libbie Doherty, says:The Sign – the biggest Bluey episode ever – will premiere in April! We’re thrilled that fans around the globe will unite to watch this major broadcast event, following its premiere on ABC in Australia – the home of Bluey. Joe Brumm and the team at Ludo have exceeded all expectations – we’re sure this episode will delight and surprise, so get ready.”

The series streams to U.S. and global audiences (outside of Australia, New Zealand and China) across Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney+ through a global broadcasting deal between BBC Studios Kids & Family and Disney Branded Television. In its native Australia, the show goes out on ABC.

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