Much-Loved Australian Kids Series “Bluey” Wins International Emmy Award


ABC’s children’s animation Bluey has captured the heart of children and parents alike across the country. We recently had a contributor share how the show teachers her children the joy of family.

Overnight, the popular TV series has won an International Kids Emmy Award which celebrates the world’s best content for young viewers.

Produced by Brisbane-based Ludo Studio, the series won the Kids: Preschool Award at the 2019 International Emmys ceremony in New York on March 31.

In a statement released by the ABC, Libbie Doherty, head of children’s content said: “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.”

“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.”  

Executive Producer and director of Ludo Studios, Daley Pearson, celebrated his entire team — including writer and creator Joe Brumm and his “whole gang of beautiful artists at Ludo”.

“They’ve created a beautiful show celebrating one of the most important things: imagination and gameplay. Bluey‘s created a special connection to people around the world and it’s a real privilege to be creating the show under one roof in Brisbane with our friends.

In a post on his Twitter account, Pearson shared a zoom video call with the team.

“Bluey just won the International Emmy,” he wrote. “I’m so proud of the team.”

Executive Producer, Charlie Aspinwall, the Executive Producer of Blueyexpressed his excitement saying that an Emmy win was an “incredible recognition”.

“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,” he said.

Bluey follows a blue heeler pup who lives with her parents and her four-year-old sister, Bingo, in Brisbane. The show turns mundane activities into imaginative play and consist of mesmerising seven-minute episodes full of laughs and heart.