Kylie Minogue, Eva Mendes to Star in ‘Bluey Book Reads’ YouTube Series

A brand new series called Bluey Book Reads has made its debut on the official YouTube channel of the popular animated series. The series features various celebrities, including Kylie and Dannii Minogue, Eva Mendes, Rob Delaney, and Jenna Fischer, each reading books centered around the titular Australian Heeler dog, Bluey, and her family. Both the new series and the original animated show present entertaining and heartwarming stories centered around the charmingly relatable life of Bluey.

About the Series

The introductory season of Bluey Book Reads consists of an array of ten episodes, each approximately five minutes long. The series commenced with the inaugural episode featuring the renowned Australian pop star sisters, Kylie and Dannii Minogue reading the delightful Mini Bluey. As the series progresses, viewers can look forward to episodes featuring other famous personalities. Some of these include English actress-producer Suranne Jones, known for Doctor Foster, Camille Cottin, a comedic actress from France celebrated for her work in Call My Agent, House of Gucci, and singer-dancer Jordan Fisher from the US who starred in Hamilton.

The Behind-the-Scenes Deets

The news about this entertaining digital series was announced by BBC Studios Social. In association with BBC Studios Kids & Family and Bluey’s producer Ludo Studio, BBC Studios Social oversees the creation, commissioning, and curating of content for BBC Studios’ digital portfolio. They are involved in managing content for brands such as Bluey, BBC Earth, Doctor Who and Top Gear. The Bluey Book Reads series marks BBC Studios Social’s first standalone content developed for Bluey.

What Sets This Series Apart

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Bluey Book Reads pairs the off-screen narration from globally recognized talents with visuals adapted from Bluey storybooks and live-action shots. The narratives have been penned by Penguin Random House, a licensee of BBC Studios. Depending on the region of publication, the tales feature under different imprints, with the Bluey books being published under Ladybird in the U.K., Penguin Young Readers in the U.S., and Puffin Books in Australia.

Insights from the Team

Reflecting on this venture, Jasmine Dawson, Senior VP of Digital at BBC Studios, expressed her delight at being involved with the universally loved brand of Bluey. She mentioned how Bluey has managed to win hearts across all ages worldwide. She also spoke about ensuring that the series puts the audience at the forefront.

The Episode Release Schedule

The Bluey Book Reads episodes are scheduled as follows:

Feb. 12 – Kylie and Dannii Minogue read ‘Mini Bluey’
Feb. 26 – Bindi Irwin reads ‘The Creek’
March 11 – Tom Daley reads ‘Barky Boats’
March 22 – Romesh Ranganathan reads ‘Easter’
April 5 – Suranne Jones reads ‘Grannies’
April 19 – Jenna Fischer reads ‘Charades’
May 3 – Eva Mendes reads ‘Mum School’
May 17 – Jordan Fisher reads ‘Swim School’
June 1 – Camille Cottin reads ‘The Beach’
June 14 – Rob Delaney reads ‘Daddy Putdow’

Wrapping Up

The new Bluey Book Reads series comes as a delightful treat for viewers of all ages. The show’s global appeal combined with the charm of the featured celebrities adds a unique twist to the beloved narratives about Bluey and her family. The series offers a great opportunity for fans and newcomers alike to enjoy these narrated tales from world-renowned stars. To catch all this action and much more, head on over to HitPlay.

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