If dogs are indeed a man’s best friend, then it makes sense why the family-friendly TV show Bluey has become such a beloved form of entertainment among young kids (and parents, too!) these days. After all, who doesn’t enjoy watching a lovable, cute, animated dog embark on new and exciting adventures with her family and friends? It’s a great way to pass the time, and many kiddos seem to agree. And since you can never have too much of a good thing, many of you are probably wondering when Bluey Season 3 will premiere. The good news is that episodes are already available. But, wait… there’s also bad news. You cannot access Bluey Season 3 episodes if you live in the United States — at least not yet anyway. You’re probably thinking, “Oh, biscuits!” Don’t worry, though; a Bluey Season 3 release date for the U.S. has now officially been set.
As many of you most likely know already, Bluey is an Australian series, which means that country gets first dibs when new content is ready to debut. The third season premiered on ABC Kids on September 5, 2021. So, where does that leave U.S. viewers? Here’s a helpful rundown of everything you need to know about when Bluey will make its way to our screens.
New Bluey episodes coming to Disney+
Ten new episodes from Bluey Season 3 will be available to stream on Disney+ in the U.S. on Wednesday, July 12, 2023.
- Musical Statues– At the end of a long day, Bluey and her family are out of sync and out of sorts, so Mum gets everyone to play musical statues.
- Stories– Bingo pretends to be Bluey’s new employee in the middle of Dad’s backyard workout!
- Puppets – Bluey and Bingo teach Unicorse good manners so he can ask Mum on a date, but things go sideways when Unicorse eats a tick.
- Turtle Boy – Bingo finds a toy turtle at the playground and wants to take him home, but Dad says it’s not the done thing.
- Onesies – When Mum’s sister Brandy comes over for a visit, she brings the kids onesies as a present, which has an unexpected effect on Bingo!
- Tradies – Bluey and Bingo hide under the house and spy on two mysterious tradies working in the backyard.
- Granny Mobile – Muffin is playing Grouchy Granny on an old mobility scooter at a garage sale, but a real granny wants to buy it!
- Space – Mackenzie, Jack and Rusty are playing as astronauts on a mission to Mars. But Mackenzie keeps going missing and no one knows why!
- Dirt – Judo wants to play in the dirt with Bluey and Bingo, but she’s not supposed to get dirty!
- The Decider – The Heelers and Lucky’s family get together to watch the big game!
While these episodes have already aired in Australia, Disney+ has only dropped the first 27 episodes of Season 3. The final 10 episodes will be available for you and your kids to watch on repeat for the rest of the summer next month.
The Walt Disney Company acquired the series in 2019, which means that while the U.S. isn’t the first country to debut new episodes, they do become available to those viewers eventually. For example, Season 1 premiered in Australia on October 1, 2018; however, Bluey didn’t end up premiering in the U.S. until almost a year later on September 9, 2019, when it made its debut on Disney Junior. From there, it went on to be distributed on Disney+ a few months later, in January 2020. Meanwhile, Season 2 hit Australia in March 2020 and didn’t arrive in the U.S. until May 2021.
So, really, there’s no apparent pattern when it comes to the show reaching the U.S. But since original predictions assumed Season 3 wouldn’t hit Disney+ until 2023, fans can rejoice knowing they’re getting Bluey and the gang a little earlier than expected.
What is Bluey about?
Bluey follows the adventures of an adorable, inexhaustible, anthropomorphic blue heeler pup named Bluey. She lives with her mum, dad, and little sister Bingo in Brisbane. Bluey and Bingo often engage in imaginative play, and their parents? Well, let’s just say that they’re pretty darn relatable for cartoon dogs. (C’mon, who among us hasn’t played the “sleeping game” with our kids so we can get a little break?)
What will Season 3 be about?
In all likelihood, the series will continue to center around Bluey’s various fun-filled adventures and the many friends that get made along the way. According to a press release, “The premiering episodes also include a range of home-based stories that reflect, in humorous and sometimes poignant detail, the usual and unexpected occurrences of everyday family life with relatable themes such as making dad a birthday breakfast, keeping promises, and getting one’s own bedroom.”
Though if you really want specific details about the storylines, the first half of the season has episode descriptions readily available since they’ve already aired elsewhere in the world. But really, where’s the fun in spoiling the surprise? Just know that it’ll be another batch of laughs that the whole family will love and that your little ones are sure to want to watch over and over and over (and over) again.
You and your kiddos will be able to end your summer in a cuddle puddle watching the Heeler family’s latest adventures. Bluey Season 3 will release on Disney + in the U.S. and globally on Aug. 10. Is this real life?! Yup.
Who is returning for Season 3?
All of your familiar favorites will be back, including Bluey’s sister, Bingo, Bluey’s dad, Bandit, Bluey’s mom, Chilli, and Bluey’s best friend, Chloe, to name just a few. The show has also enlisted some fun guest stars throughout its run, so you can probably expect to see a few of those pop up as well. One example of an exciting guest? Steve Irwin’s teenage son Robert Irwin.
Needless to say, whenever Season 3 manages to make its way across the pond, it will definitely prove to be well worth the wait. And in the meantime, Bluey fans can always stream the first two seasons currently available on Disney+ to help pass the time. It’s not the same as enjoying brand new episodes from Season 3. But you know what they say — sometimes life is just ruff.
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