Blue’s Clues & You: Story Time With Blue with Angela Santomero & Traci Paige Johnson!
Thank you Nickelodeon, Traci Johnson and Angela C. Santomero for sitting down and talking with me about Blue’s Clues & You: Story Time With Blue” and the 25th Anniversary of Blue’s Clues!
Traci Johnson is an animator and voice actress best known for creating the Nick Jr. preschool television series, Blue's Clues (1996–2006), its spin-off, Blue's Room (2004–2007), and the reboot series, Blue's Clues & You! (2019–present).
Angela C. Santomero an executive producer and co-creator of the long-running Nickelodeon children's television programs Blue's Clues, its spin-off Blue's Room, and its reboot Blue's Clues & You!, as well as the PBS children's shows Super Why!, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, the Amazon Studios series Creative Galaxy, Wishenpoof!, and the Netflix original series Charlie's Colorforms City.
Santomero has won a Peabody Award, a 2012 Emmy Award for Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, two Television Critics Association Awards, and the 2018 World Screen’s Kids Trendsetter Award. She has been nominated for more than twenty-five Emmy Awards and numerous Parents’ Choice Gold and Silver Awards.
Make sure to catch the entire interview as we chat about Blue’s Clues & You: Story Time With Blue” and the 25th Anniversary of Blue’s Clues!
NICKELODEON EPICALLY ASSEMBLES THREE GENERATIONS OFBLUE’S CLUESHOSTS TO CELEBRATE SERIES’ LANDMARK 25TH ANNIVERSARY
Nickelodeon is commemorating 25 years of its groundbreaking animated series Blue’s Clues, which launched Sept. 8, 1996, with a one-of-a-kind nostalgic music video titled “You Can’t Spell Blue without YOU,” featuring Blue’s Clues & You! star Josh Dela Cruz and former Blue’s Clues hosts, Donovan Patton and Steve Burns, alongside real-life fans from various generations who grew up watching the series. Available to view on Nickelodeon and the Nick Jr. channel and across Nick Jr.’s social media platforms, the music video was directed by Steve Burns.
In “You Can’t Spell Blue without YOU,” Blue and the Blue’s Clues hosts acknowledge the generations of fans throughout the years through song. The video features a series of images and art from past and present viewers as well as fans all grown up holding up photos of themselves as little kids.
With critical praise from educators, parents, and preschoolers, Blue’s Clues has generated an enormous global fanbase over the years in over 160 countries and more than 20 languages. Blue’s Clues drew acclaim and high ratings for its unique interactivity that helped change the way kids watch television and has remained one of the most popular preschool shows of all time. The landmark series also raised the bar in preschool television by exploring advanced subject matter such as sign language, geography, physics, emotions, and anatomy. The show is the recipient of numerous awards including Peabody Awards, Parents Choice Awards, Television Critics Association Awards and Prix Jeunesse.
The legacy and lasting impact of the series continues with the remake of Blue’s Clues & You! in 2019, which has a new generation of preschoolers searching for clues with beloved puppy Blue and new live-action host Josh (Josh Dela Cruz). The series features new CG-animation for Blue and Magenta, brand-new elements and refreshed iconic items from the original series including an updated Handy Dandy Notebook equipped with smartphone technology and the return of fan-favorite characters. Blue’s Clues & You!, produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, Calif., was recently picked up for a fourth season and nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards. Currently in its second season, the show airs weekdays at 11 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.