Bluey: TikTok video showing real-life locations from the show goes viral
Bluey fans are going wild with viral video featuring the REAL locations of the hit kids’ TV show – including some well-known Brisbane landmarks
A video showing the actual locations used in the hit ABC children’s TV series Bluey has gone viral on TikTok.
Bluey follows the adventures of “a sweet, inexhaustible six-year-old Blue Heeler dog” along with her family and friends.
The clip compares scenes from the animated show to the real-life street locations the creators have used as inspiration.
A video showing the actual locations used in the hit ABC children’s TV series Bluey has gone viral on TikTok. (Pictured: A scene from Bluey and the Brisbane Park that inspired it)
Produced in Queensland, Bluey uses many Brisbane locations as its source of inspiration.
These include well-known landmarks such as the Wheel of Brisbane, an observation platform, and the South Bank Parklands, a major tourist destination.
In the clip we see Bluey and her family enjoying an ice cream on a park bench, ‘dancing’ through a water show and walking through a park.
These scenes, based on the South Bank Parklands, were used in episode 47 of season two, titled “Ice Cream,” according to the video, which was originally posted to YouTube a year ago before resurfacing on TikTok this month.
A scene from Bluey shows the characters wandering around a fountain display (top) that will be familiar to anyone who has visited Brisbane’s South Bank Parklands (bottom)
Launched in 2018 on ABC, Bluey was quickly lauded for its refreshing characters — particularly Bandit as a capable and smart dad, as opposed to a clumsy background character common in children’s shows.
It also received rave reviews from critics and parents alike, who applauded its benign storylines and riffs about modern parenting.
One of the few kids’ shows that parents and kids alike enjoyed equally, Bluey would go on to win a string of awards worldwide, including a Kids Emmy in 2019 for the tear-jerking episode “Sleepytime.”
Bluey follows the adventures of ‘a sweet, inexhaustible six-year-old Blue Heeler dog’ along with her family and friends
In a list of the 100 greatest sitcoms of all time published by Rolling Stone, Bluey made 96, the only Australian series to be featured.
The cartoon has become hugely popular in the US after premiering on Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney+ in September 2019.
It remains the most downloaded show in ABC history.
Bluey (pictured) is the most downloaded show in ABC history