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Bluey wins International Emmy award

By AAP Newswire

"Australia's most popular children's television show", Bluey, has won an International Emmy Kids Award.

The Ludo Studio animated series about a family of blue heelers won in the Kids: Preschool category, beating other nominees from Germany, Chile and China.

Bluey Executive Producer, Charlie Aspinwall said the win is an incredible recognition for every one of the fantastic team at Ludo Studio.

"They've poured their hearts and souls into making Bluey the show that everyone loves and we're just so proud of this achievement and how far we've come."

Produced in Brisbane, the show follows a six-year-old blue heeler dog who turns her everyday family life into adventures, developing her imagination as well as her mental, physical and emotional resilience.

"We're so proud of Joe Brumm and the whole gang of beautiful artists at Ludo. They've created a beautiful show celebrating one of the most important things: imagination and gameplay," Executive Producer and the studio's co-founder Daley Pearson said.

"Bluey's created a special connection to people around the world and it's a real privilege to be creating the show under one roof in Brisbane with our friends.

"It's also been a secret dream of ours to create a bit of an industry in Brisbane that competes with the world."

The show won a Logie and an AACTA award in 2019 and has featured guest voices including ABC radio host Myf Warhurst and former pro surfer, Layne Beachley.

The award was announced online by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in New York on Wednesday after the MIPTV conference in Cannes, France was cancelled because of the coronavirus.

Bluey is the most-watched program in the history on the ABC's iView streaming service, with more than 200 million views since its launch in 2018.

The show is co-commissioned by the ABC and BBC and funded in association with Screen Australia and Screen Queensland.