Australia’s favourite kids’ show Bluey wins Emmy Award

The adventures of Australia’s favourite cartoon blue heeler Bluey have again been recognised, with the hit ABC show winning an International Emmy Kids Award.

Apr 02, 2020, updated Apr 02, 2020
New regulations might mean less of shows like Bluey. (Photo: ABC)

New regulations might mean less of shows like Bluey. (Photo: ABC)

Bluey was named the winner in the pre-school category, and was the only Australian nominee for any of this year’s children’s awards.

Created by Brisbane-based Ludo Studio, Bluey is the most-watched program in the history of ABC iview.

Its seven-minute-long episodes are loved by kids and parents alike, and the show’s second season is currently airing.

“We’re so excited. An Emmy win is incredible recognition for [creator] Joe Brumm and each and every one of the fantastic team at Ludo Studio,” executive producer Charlie Aspinwall said.

“They’ve poured their hearts and souls into making Bluey the show that everyone loves and we’re just so proud of this achievement and how far we’ve come.”

Executive producer and director of Ludo Studio Daley Pearson said the “beautiful show” was a celebration of “imagination and game play”, and it was a “real privilege to be creating the show under one roof in Brisbane with our friends”.

“It’s also been a secret dream of ours to create a bit of an industry in Brisbane that competes with the world. We’ve spent the last few years laying the first bricks down with Screen Australia, Screen Queensland, the ABC and BBC Studios and we’re excited to see what’s next together,” he said.

The International Emmys were due to be held in France this year, but the ceremony was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“It’s no accident that these hilarious Aussie heelers are the most popular family in the country, nestling their way into the hearts and homes of people here and overseas,” Libbie Doherty, ABC head of children’s content, said.

“Congratulations to the creative team at Ludo for bringing Bluey, Bingo, Chilli and Bandit to life with such humour and care. ABC Children’s is proud to broadcast Bluey for our young viewers, helping them laugh, dance and play every day.”

Find out what the fuss is about and watch the Emmy award-winning Bluey on ABC iview.

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