Australia’s most popular children’s show Bluey has responded to rumors of discontinuation of the program.
On Wednesday, there were reports that the show “is unlikely to appear in the fourth season” and will end after another 26 episodes of the third season.
But the production company Ludio Studio has assured viewers around the world that the iconic blue dog will not go anywhere.
“We love Bluey very much and we don’t plan to end the show,” a spokesman for Ludio Studio said Wednesday night.
“We always finish the season before planning the next one, and now we’re going through half of the third series and are very excited about the future – we can’t wait to share new episodes.”
Earlier it was reported that the voice of the young actor playing the role of Blueie began to age naturally, and the producers had a decision to re-choose the role or end the show, according to those close to the show’s production center in Brisbane.
Although it did not directly address this rumor, Ludo Studio poured cold water on any speculation that the show will end after its current season.
Bluey broke all records of the ABC iView streaming service with more than 500 million views, and it is watched by people in 60 countries around the world on a deal with media giant Disney.
Bluey’s books have sold over a million copies and dominated the charts of children’s book sales, and Bluey: The Beach last year became the first children’s picture book to be named Book of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards.
Exactly how much money Bluey made for its creator Joe Brahma and Queensland production group Ludo Studio is unknown. Since receiving $ 20,000 for a seven-minute pilot episode, Bluey is now in his third season.
But celebrity manager Max Marxon said the success of the show behind the scenes would lead to big money.
“I think Bluey is making more money right now than any other Australian person, local or overseas,” he said last year.
“Disney broadcasts this on the Disney network, and it’s huge. This is at a level that has surpassed any other in the Australian entertainment industry.
Disney will see other ways to use this: they will have a feature in their theme parks, the same as in Star Wars and other movie franchises.
“We haven’t had a Blueie movie yet.
“Books made by J. K. Rowling is a billionaire, so books are one area … TV series are another, music is a third party … then you get to the characters: every house has a Blueie and Bingo (toy) or they should. So, Joe Brumm and LUDO studios, they will make serious money ”.