Thursday, June 15, 2017

Blue's Clues (UK) | #NickSplat | #TBT | Nick Jr. | Nickelodeon UK

This week for Throwback Thursday, NickALive! looks back with great fondness at the British version of Nickelodeon's hit preschool series Blue's Clues!:



About Blue's Clues (UK):

Step into the colourful, animated storybook world of Blue's Clues - where everyday objects come alive and young viewers are invited to help finish the day's adventures. Kevin, the live action host, and his puppy Blue interact with viewers as they investigate, discover, solve puzzles and play games whilst collecting clues to find the answers to a new question every day.

Blue's Clues isn't just a programme kids watch - it's a think-along and play-along experience! Blue's Clues storylines promote learning through participation. This innovative show challenges the active minds of kids, builds their self-esteem and makes them laugh! It has kids learning whilst they play.


Presented by Kevin Duala, the locally produced UK edition of Blue's Clues was based on the US version hosted by Steve Burns and Donovan Patton. Although most parts of the original US version were kept, some aspects were changed for a British audience, such as "Mail Time", which became "Post Time" in the UK, with the songs lyrics changed to reflect the new name, and characters such as Pail, Shovel and Mailbox were renamed as their British equivalents, Bucket, Spade and Postbox, respectively. Additionally, the shows animated characters, such as Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Postbox (Mailbox), Sidetable Drawer, Snail, Bucket (Pail), and Spade (Shovel) were dubbed with British accents, and British kids were used for the off-screen audience, to give the show a localised feel.

In the UK version of Blue's Clues, Kevin wears a green striped shirt and tan trousers. Later in the series, Kevin wears Joe's square shirts, with the main difference of them being Rugby style instead of T-Shirts.

Blue's Clues was created by Angela Santomero, Todd Kessler, and Traci Paige Johnson, who combined concepts from child development and early-childhood education with innovative animation and production techniques that helped their viewers learn.

Blue's Clues premiered on Nickelodeon USA on Sunday, September 8, 1996 in the USA, and launched on Nickelodeon UK in January 1997 as part of the channels relaunched Nick Jr. preschool programming block. In the US, Blue's Clues aired for 141 episodes over six seasons between September 8, 1996 – August 6, 2006, and spawned the spin-off series Blue's Room, which unfortunately never aired in the UK.

Blue's Clues UK wasn't the only localised version of Nickelodeon's popular preschool series. A Portuguese version titled Pistas da Blue, hosted by Duarte Gomes, was produced in 2004, and a Korean version, hosted by HyunShup Shin, was also produced. Kevin and HyunShup also appeared in the Blue's Clue's special Behind the Clues 10 Years With Blue.

Episodes of Blue's Clues UK are currently available on Amazon.co.uk.

Nick fact: Did you know that Blue was named after the blue screen filming technique to produce the show?

Enjoy this PAWsome selection of PUP-tastic video clips from Blue's Clues UK:

Searching For Circles:



"Blue skidoo, we can too!":





Post Time Song:



"We're Giant Stepping for Blue's Clues":



Could Kevin find Blue's Clue's without you?:







Blue's Clues Commercial | 1998 | Nick Jr. UK:



Blue's Clues | How To Draw A Tower Of Blocks | UK Version:



From Blue's Sad Day

Blue's Clues | How To Draw A Green Puppy | UK Version



Blue's Clues | How To Draw Black and White | UK Version



From Animal Behaviour

Blue's Clues | How To Draw A Waddling Motion | UK Version



Blue's Clues UK: - How To Draw All Three Clues (from VHS):



Blue's Clues UK: - Season 4 Theme 15 - (Puppets):



Blue's Clues UK Post Time: - "Searching For Circles" - (Season 5 Episode 5):



Blue's Clues UK Post Time: - "Making A Castle Gate" - (Season 4 Episode 13):



Blue's Clues UK: - How To Draw A Giant - (Notebook Instrumental):



Blue's Clues UK: - 3 Clues From "Shape Searchers":



Blue's Clues UK: - 3 Clues From "Blocks":



Blue's Clues UK: How To Draw All 3 Clues From The Big Book About Us:



Blue's Clues - Blue's Safari (2002, UK VHS) Part 2:



Blue's Clues UK - We Sat On Down Song:



From Episodes "Big Book About Us" and "Shape Searchers".

Blue's Clues UK: How To Draw A Tortoise:



Blue's Clues - How To Draw Ice | UK Version:



From episode "Animal Behavior".

Blue's Clues UK: - 3 Clues From "Nuture" - (Complete):



Blue's Clues UK: - Animal Behaviour - End Credits - (Time for Farewell Included):



Blue's Clues UK - Blue's Gallery - (Complete):



Blue's Clues UK: - Clue Finding & Drawing 3 Clues From "Big Book About Us and Shape Searchers":



Blue's Clues UK - Clue Finding & Drawing 3 Clues From - [Blocks and Let's Plant]:



Blue's Clues UK: - Finding Clues & Drawing 3 Clues From [Let's Boogie and Surprise At 2:OClock]:



Blue's Clues UK - 3 Clues from "Blue's Sad Day":



Blue's Clues UK: - Worked Out Blue's Clues & Time For Farewell - (Animal Behaviour):



Blue's Clues UK: - How To Draw Silly Lines + Let's Boogie Thinking Time:



Blue's Clues UK: - 3 Clues From "Art Appreciation":



Blue's Clues UK: - Season 4 Theme 13 - First Clue - (Requested By: Ben Lamantia):



Blue's Clues UK: - Now It's Time For Farewell - (Blue's Sad Day) - [Final Clip]:



Blue's Clues UK: - Post Time - (Art Appreciation):



Blue's Clues UK: - Post Time & Worked Out Blue's Clues - (Blue's Sad Day):



Blue's Clues UK: - Season 4 Theme 17 - First Clue - (Requested By: Ben Lamantia):



Blue's Clues UK: - Sat on Down Worked It Out & Time For Farewell - (Shape Searchers):



Blue's Clues UK: - We Sat on Down Worked It Out & Time For Farewell - (The Big Book About Us):



Blue's Clues UK: - How To Draw A Waddling Motion - (Notebook Instrumental):



Blue's Clues UK: - How To Draw A Mirror - (Notebook Instrumental):



Blue's Clues UK: - How To Draw Crayons - (Notebook Instrumental):



Blue's Clues UK: - How To Draw A Cash Register - (Joe Notebook Instrumental):



Blue's Clues UK - How To Draw A Bowl:



From "Nurture".

Blue's Clues UK - How To Draw Carrots:



From "Nurture".

Blue's Clues UK How To Draw Turquoise:



From "Nurture".

Blue's Clues UK: - To Play Blue's Clues "Shape Searchers" - (Requested By lsaiah Smith):



Blue's Clues - First Clue And Second Clue - #3 (Kevin Version):



Art Appreciation UK Thinking Time:



Play Blue's Clues - Let's Boogie UK Version:



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Sources: Blue's Clues Wiki, Wikipedia, Internet Archive, TV Tropes; H/T: Huge thanks to @TheHuskyGamer for the idea for this weeks #NickSplat #TBT!.
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