So, is Bluey a boy or a girl?
Bluey is a girl! As a matter of fact, both Heeler family pups are girls. Bingo is orange and reddish-brown, which might seem like the more “feminine” color combo because (a) it’s warmer tones and (b) those are Chilli’s color, too. But people are often thrown to learn that Bluey, who is blue like her dad, is a girl. Although the idea that such a thing as “boy colors” exists is a demonstrably outdated stereotype, it continues to be a gender-based assumption people make — most typically adults since kids don’t seem to notice or care.
So, how do we know Bluey is a girl? Well, perhaps the most obvious answer is because Bluey’s makers have said so. In social media posts and ads, Bluey has, on occasion, been referred to as “she.” More importantly, Bandit even refers to Bluey as a “her.” So, that kind of seals the deal, right?
Dave McCormack is the former frontman for 90s rock band, Custard. He voices Bluey’s dad, Bandit. Actor Melanie Zanetti voices Bluey’s mum, Chilli, and the show welcomes regular guest appearances from radio host Myf Warhurst (as Aunt Trixie), musician Megan Washington (as teacher Calypso), and surfer Layne Beachley (as, you guessed it, a surfer).
Hamish Blake, Zoë Foster Blake and Anthony from The Wiggles are set to guest star It has been confirmed that comedian Hamish Blake and Zoë Foster Blake will lend their voices to two characters in the new season of Bluey. The comedian and his skincare founder wife will be heard in the second episode, Hammerbarn, where the family visit a hardware shop. Hamish will play a labrador who works as a Hammerbarn employee, and Zoë will play a poodle who is a checkout dog.
“Career Pinnacle! my sweet lady wife and I got to voice a few pooches in the new season of Bluey coming out soon! I am genuinely star struck to be the Hammerbarn employee in this quick scene with Bandit. My hero. In all seriousness, we luuuurrve Bluey, it’s imagination, it’s heart, its Aussie-ness, its celebration of playing, it’s perfect wry ability to capture the challenges and above all, joys, of being a parent. Plus it’s genuinely hilarious (the Hammerbarn ep, which is the Bluey World’s take on Bunnings, made me LOL) Simply put we, like everyone, are a big Bluey house. When the chance came up to be part of it, there was only one possible response: whackadoo. ”
The ABC’s Head of Children’s Production, Libbie Doherty said, “We are excited to confirm, that more Bluey is on its way! As we roll out this new season with heart-warming and hilarious new episodes, the excellent Ludo team will be hard at work again making series 3. Thank you to all Australians young and old who have loved Bluey as much as we do.”
Bluey’s composer, Joff Bush, composed the album with his music team and the cover artwork is designed by Joe Brumm, the creator of Bluey at Ludo Studio. The perfect soundtrack fun and play at home or an outdoor adventure, the album features 17 tracks, all original compositions from Series 1 of the animated series.
“He might be the hottest celebrity amongst the youngsters – and he’s bringing his family to Ballarat.”
From the lady blowing up my daughter’s birthday balloons at the party shop over the weekend, who shared with me her son’s love for Bluey too and her equal frustration that there are no actual Bluey balloons (this is also an issue), but who continually referred to Bluey as a “he”.
My first reaction was a high-pitched shrill, a triumphant “woo hoo” (and subsequent fist pump). Finally, after what seems like the longest wait in human history, thanks to a certain pandemic delaying it, it is actually happening, I thought to myself.
But when my initial excitement settled down to a more manageable level, I read it again.
So no, apparently dad genes don’t just go to male offspring and blue doesn’t always mean boy colour (who knew?!)
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