Bluey is an animated television series created by Joe Brumm. The show is produced in Australia by Ludo Studio for ABC Kids and is distributed internationally by BBC Studios. Bluey follows the adventures of a lovable and energetic 6-year-old Blue Heeler puppy named Bluey who lives with her dad Bandit, mom Chilli, and little sister Bingo.
The show first premiered in Australia on ABC Kids in October 2018. Since then, it has become a global phenomenon, airing in multiple countries around the world. Bluey is hugely popular with both kids and parents for its heartwarming stories, imaginative play, and subtle life lessons.
After gaining immense popularity, Disney acquired the global distribution rights to Bluey (excluding Australia, New Zealand and Greater China) in 2019. The first 2 seasons started streaming on Disney+ and Disney Junior in select markets in 2019 and 2020. Season 3 was released on Disney+ in August 2021.
Now fans are eagerly awaiting the release of Bluey season 4 and wondering if it will be coming to Disney+ as well. So far, Disney has not officially confirmed the acquisition of streaming rights for Bluey season 4. However, given the massive success of the show worldwide and on the platform so far, it is highly likely that Disney will continue their partnership with BBC Studios and bring the upcoming season 4 to Disney+ too.
Details about Bluey Season 4
Bluey season 4 has been confirmed to be in production by the show’s creators at Ludo Studio. The new season will consist of 25 episodes x 7 minutes, taking the total episode count of the show to 150.
Some key details about Bluey season 4 known so far:
– Production on season 4 commenced in September 2021 in Brisbane, Australia.
– It will include new characters and locations, besides old favorites like the Heeler family.
– Season 4 episodes will have an overarching loose narrative linking them together.
– The creators plan to explore more emotive and dramatic moments along with the usual Bluey comedy and fun.
– Just like the previous seasons, season 4 will also include exciting adventures of Bluey’s gang including her best friend Bingo and their preschool mates.
– Chilli and Bandit will continue facing funny parenting challenges and imparting subtle life lessons.
– Popular everyday activities like visiting the supermarket, going to the beach, playing pretend will be featured in imaginative ways.
– The iconic Bluey house and neighborhood will be central locations once again.
No official release date for Bluey season 4 has been announced yet by the show’s creators or the broadcasting networks.
However, speculations suggest that it could premiere in late 2022 in Australia on ABC Kids. Following the usual pattern, the international release on Disney+ in other countries is likely to happen in 2023.
For reference, here are the release timelines for previous Bluey seasons:
|Season||Australian premiere on ABC||International premiere on Disney+|
|Season 1||October 2018||June 2019|
|Season 2||March 2019||August 2020|
|Season 3||July 2020||August 2021|
Based on the above pattern, speculation is that Bluey season 4 will air on ABC Kids in Australia around October-December 2022. Following that, it is expected to come to Disney+ internationally around mid or late 2023.
Of course, premiere dates could get delayed depending on various factors surrounding the status of production and distribution partnerships. But if seasons stick to a yearly cycle, season 4 arriving sometime in 2023 on Disney+ seems very likely.
How to watch
Once Bluey season 4 is released, here are the ways you can watch it:
When season 4 becomes available, it will be accessible on Disney+ in all the countries where the platform has streaming rights to Bluey. This currently includes USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and more.
Subscribers of Disney+ will be able to watch season 4 by logging into their account on the website or mobile/TV apps. New episodes will become available weekly after the season premiere date.
On ABC Kids (Australia)
In Australia, Bluey season 4 will air first on the local broadcasting channel ABC Kids. Viewers can catch the episodes on TV during their original run. Past seasons are also available on the ABC iview streaming service.
On Disney Junior
Along with Disney+, season 4 may also become available on the Disney Junior TV channel in selected markets like USA and UK. Check local TV listings for Bluey air timings.
Like previous seasons, Bluey season 4 DVD sets will also likely be released after the original airing period ends. Fans can purchase the DVDs for repeat viewing.
What to expect from season 4
While the exact storylines are being kept under wraps, here are some of the things viewers can look forward to in Bluey season 4 based on creator hints and previous season patterns:
New everyday adventures
Bluey’s family will embark on new imaginary adventures in daily life situations – whether it’s turning the local shop into an epic battleground or making dental visits fun through games. The wildly creative playtimes will spark kids’ imaginations.
Entertaining family dynamics
The warm bond shared by Bandit, Chilli and their daughters Bluey and Bingo will be highlighted through funny and heartfelt moments surrounding parenting. More insights will be shown into the family members’ endearing personalities and quirks.
Valuable life lessons
While playing, Bluey and Bingo will learn important social-emotional skills like cooperation, sharing, kindness along with concepts of numbers, words, arts etc. These subtle life lessons make the show engaging for both children and parents.
New child characters
Bluey’s adventures with her preschool mates – including Mackenzie, Socks, Jack, Rusty – will continue. Some new kids may be introduced as friends or classmates of the core gang. The unique personalities of the toddlers usually lead to humorous scenarios.
Appealing visual presentation
The crisp animation, vibrant artwork and energetic tone that have become hallmarks of Bluey’s visual style will be elevated further in season 4. Viewers can expect the world of Bluey to become even livelier through the magic of animation.
The foot-tapping background scores and lively sound effects will perfectly complement the zany antics on screen. The music will enhance the sense of joy and wonder when Bluey and Bingo embark on magical adventures.
To conclude – while an official confirmation is awaited, there are strong chances that the highly anticipated season 4 of Bluey will arrive on Disney+ in 2023 based on past release patterns. When it does, viewers across the globe can enjoy more hilarious family fun and imaginative adventures with Bluey, Bingo and Bandit in new episodes.
With its heartwarming charm and subtle life lessons, Bluey provides rewarding viewing experience for both young kids and parents. Season 4 will surely build further on the qualities that have made the show a global sensation. For now, fans will have to wait patiently for official updates from Disney and Ludo Studios regarding the next installment of Bluey magic coming soon to Disney+!