The beloved children’s show Blue’s Clues is turning 25 this year and as part of its silver anniversary celebration, Nickelodeon is releasing a movie featuring the stars of the Blue’s Clues reboot, Blue’s Clues & You!
The currently untitled Blue’s Clues & You! movie will follow Josh (Josh Dela Cruz) and Blue as they head to New York City to audition for a big Broadway musical. Matt Stawski (Side Effects) will direct the film from a script written by Angela C. Santomero (Blue’s Clues, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood) and Liz Maccie (Siren, Foxglove). Darlene Caamaño Loquet, Senior Vice President of Nickelodeon Movies, will oversee the production on the movie, which is set to start this summer.
“Blue’s Clues is hands down one of the most successful and critically acclaimed preschool TV shows in history, and we’re so proud that Nickelodeon has been its home for the last 25 years,” Ramsey Naito, President, Nickelodeon Animation said in a statement. “The series’ creativity, interactivity, and inclusivity has stood the test of time and we are continuing to empower, challenge, and build the self-esteem of a new generation of preschoolers with a brand-new Blue’s Clues & You! movie and multiple upcoming seasons of the series in our Animation Studio pipeline.”
The movie, which doesn’t have an exact release date yet, is just one of the many projects lined up to commemorate Blue’s Clues’ 25th anniversary. Others include a tentpole television event, a unique nostalgia-driven music video, consumer products programs, and a partnership with the nonprofit Save the Children, all launching this summer.
Created by Traci Paige Johnson, Todd Kessler, and Santomero, the original Blue’s Clues series premiered on Nick Jr. on September 8th, 1996 and ran for six seasons until 2006. It spawned a two-season spinoff called Blue’s Room, which aired from 2004 to 2007.
Meanwhile, Blue’s Clues & You!, the reboot of the original series, debuted in 2019. It wrapped up its sophomore run earlier this month and has already been renewed for third and fourth seasons.