‘Bluey’ features the voice of this 90s rock leader



Disney + has become a haven of entertainment for young children and their families. And indeed, the streaming service offers a wide variety of content. From the latest Marvel series to other licensed movies and TV shows, Disney + is packed with great entertainment. But as many subscribers are finding out, Blue stands out among the pack. Still, they might not be aware of the musician who lends his voice to the show.

The characters of ‘Bluey’ | Ludo Studio

An Australian production from a family of dogs, the show won over parents who watched it. In the middle of the children’s television landscape, Blue distinguishes itself by breaking the rules of gender and age as well as its emphasis on pretend play. And its simple, sweet, and accessible storytelling is as relevant for parents as it is entertaining for children. No wonder the series has grown in popularity immensely in its first 2 seasons.

Since it started airing on ABC Kids in Australia in 2018, Blue has amassed a worldwide following. And because the episodes are broken up into 8-minute segments, the stories are over before young children even get bored. In addition, the Australian accents of the voice actors provide a pleasing sound to the ears of the viewers. In particular, the soft tones of the actor voicing the central father of the family may sound familiar to some.

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The main objective of Blue is that family of four. The main character is the older of two female puppies, and those roles are played – along with the other child characters – by children on the show’s production crew. Meanwhile, actress Melanie Zanetti voices mother Chilli. But who is the voice of Bandit, the father Red Heeler of the series? None other than David McCormack, frontman of the Australian band Custard.

McCormack – whose group rose to fame in the 1990s – never intended to join Bluey’s cast. In fact, he’s not an actor at all. The role came to him by accident, however – as he told the Australian Broadcasting Company – he relishes the opportunity to be a part of the show, especially being the real father of two daughters.

“I thought it was just going to read a few lines, but ended up reading them all for the pilot. They send me the script, they highlight my lines, and I just read my lines. I don’t have to act, I don’t have to change my voice or anything. I can’t hear anyone else talking. All I do is literally read what they tell me, and that’s it. And they do all the animation and all the other vocals and music. So I had no idea what it would look like. And then they sent me the pilot and it was like ‘Hey, that’s pretty good!’ “

McCormack compares his success to Blue at its musical peak, saying it’s “like 1994 again, but in the grade school world”. Indeed, the show doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. So, the musician who turned accidental voice actor should feel comfortable with his praise as a bandit.

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‘Bluey’ is currently airing on Disney +

Families curious to hear the singer of Custard on Blue can do it easily. The entire series is now available to stream on Disney +. Blue already has a reputation for being a kid-friendly version of Seinfeld. Indeed, both shows focus on everyday life, creating highly focused stories that everyone can relate to.

In October 2020, Blue has been renewed for a third season. For the moment, no concrete release date has been announced. But fans can rest assured they last heard from McCormack, Zanetti and their co-stars.



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