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Bluey is an Australian cartoon that aired on October 1, 2018 on ABC Kids in Australia, and aired on September 9, 2019 in the United States on Disney Junior. It also aired on Disney Junior in many countries except in Australia, New Zealand, and China. The show has been censored in the US, UK, Southeast Asia and even in its home country and New Zealand. Disney+ uses the Disney Junior version of the show.

Australian and New Zealand censorship[]

ABC Kids (Australia)[]

TVNZ (New Zealand)[]

Season 1[]

  • Episode 46 (Chickenrat)
    1. Bandit now burps instead of sneezing due to a complaint about using a food allergy as a joke.
    2. Some of the dialogue was changed. For example: Bingo's line "But you're allergic to sauerkraut" was changed to "But Mum says you can't eat sauerkraut," and Bluey's line "Yeah, it makes you sneeze" was changed to "Yeah, it makes you burp."
  • Episode 48 (Teasing)
    1. The episode was banned from TV airings due to Bluey and Bingo naming Bandit "ooga booga" which is a racial term. (Though on September 8, 2020 the episode re aired on TV.)
    2. The word "ooga booga" was changed to "Shooby-Doowah".

Season 2[]

  • Episode 24 (Flat Pack)
    1. The episode was banned from TV airings due to a complaint about the word "ooga booga" being a racial term. (Though on September 8, 2020 the episode re aired on TV).
    2. The word "ooga booga" was changed to "ooh-ooh".

Southeast Asian censorship[]

Disney Junior Southeast Asia and Disney+ Hotstar (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand)[]

Season 1[]

(Season 1 is excluding Thailand except Episode 46)

  • Episode 2 (Hospital)
    1. The scene where Bingo puts Bandit to sleep and Bluey is doing surgery to Bandit was censored.
    2. The scene of Bluey pushing the octopus using the remote was censored.
    3. The scene of Bluey whacking the balloon with the hammer was censored.
  • Episode 4 (Daddy Robot)
    1. The scene of Daddy Robot farting was censored.
  • Episode 9 (Horsey Ride)
    1. Stripe saying Bandit stinks was cut.
  • Episode 10 (Hotel)
    1. Bluey banging Bingo's head at the news scene was censored.
  • Episode 11 (Bike)
    1. Bluey's line "The world is silly!" was cut.
  • Episode 12 (Bob Bilby)
    1. The scene cuts to Chilli taking a picture after Bluey and Bingo shout "No!" when watching a cartoon on the tablet.
  • Episode 14 (Takeaway)
    1. Bandit's line "Is she crazy?" was cut.
    2. The scene where Bluey makes Bandit get off when playing takeaway with Bingo was censored.
  • Episode 19 (The Claw)
    1. The word "Silly..." was cut.
  • Episode 21 (Blue Mountains)
    1. All of the scenes containing the words "bored" and "stick in the mud" was cut.
    2. The line "Big sister told little sister to quiet." was cut.
  • Episode 22 (The Pool)
    1. Bandit calling Bluey and Bingo "squirt" was cut.*
    2. Bluey and Bandit's line "Boring" was cut.
    3. The "jumping into the pool" scene was censored.
  • Episode 25 (Taxi)
    1. Bandit's line "Oh hurry up you old chunks! Old people!" was cut.
    2. The episode now ends with Bandit saying "Oh..." before the screen fades.
  • Episode 27 (Pirates)
    1. The scene of Bingo calling a whale "poo whale" was cut.
  • Episode 28 (Grannies)
    1. The scene where Bingo clocks Chilli's knee with her 'walking stick' was censored.
  • Episode 30 (Fairies)
    1. Bandit's line "Curse you..." was cut.
  • Episode 31 (Work)
    1. The scene where Bluey orders Bandit to wipe window with his bottom and mop floors with tongue was censored due to being inappropriate.
    2. The scene where Bandit says want to help wipe more stuff with his bottom was cut.
  • Episode 34 (The Dump)
    1. Bluey saying "Steal the queen." was cut.
    2. The scene where Bandit says that he was just being silly was cut.
  • Episode 35 (Zoo)
    1. Bluey calling Bandit "Big stinky..." was cut.
    2. Bluey's line "Oi! Get up, you big ape! Our visitors don't wanna see you lying around all day." was cut.
    3. Bluey hitting Bandit with red long sponge was censored.
  • Episode 36 (Backpackers)
    1. The scene of Bingo making Bandit tummyache was censored.
    2. Chilli's line "Now who's the ding-dong?" was cut.
  • Episode 37 (The Adventure)
    1. Terriers doing the armpit thing was censored.
    2. Terriers copying everything Chloe says was cut.
    3. Terriers telling Chloe to run was cut.
  • Episode 38 (Copycat)
    1. Bandit's line "I am Bluey and I stink like a monkey's butt. " was cut due to being inappropriate.
  • Episode 39 (The Sleepover)
    1. Muffin's line "I hate plants!" was cut because it promotes cruelty to plants.
  • Episode 46 (Chickenrat)
    1. Bandit burping in Disney+ Hotstar Thailand.
    2. Bandit sneezing in Disney+ Hotstar Indonesia and Malaysia.
  • Episode 47 (Neighbours)
    1. Bandit's barking sounds were muted but the scene is still showing. (Disney+ Hotstar Malaysia)
  • Episode 51 (Daddy Putdown)
    1. The word "stinky" was cut.

Season 2[]

  • Episode 2 (Hammerbarn)
    1. All scenes that contain word "husband" was cut.
    2. Bluey saying that mum is people that told her she can't have everything was cut.
  • Episode 5 (Hairdressers)
    1. Bingo giving suggestion to rake Bandit with rake was cut.
    2. The scene where Bluey and Bingo throw flour to Bandit and hitting with the rake was censored.
  • Episode 23 (Queens)
    1. Bandit calling Chilli "peasant" was cut.
  • Episode 27 (Grandad)
    1. Maynard's line "Well, only an old fool would ignore that." was cut.
  • Episode 28 (Seesaw)
    1. Bluey and her friends jumping off the seesaw was censored to hide Bandit that fell off the seesaw.
  • Episode 29 (Movies)
    1. Bingo unplugging red barrier ribbon and hit Bandit censored.
  • Episode 32 (Burger Shop)
    1. Bluey agreeing with Bandit that Chilli is a meanie was cut.
    2. Bandit trying to pull tab plug was censored.
  • Episode 34 (Swim School)
    1. All jumping into the pool scene was censored.
    2. Bluey calling Bandit "big grub" was cut.
  • Episode 38 (Mr. Monkeyjocks)
    1. Bluey calling Bandit "floor boy" was cut.
    2. Kids shoot Bandit with ball scene was censored.
  • Episode 40 (Bad Mood)
    1. Bingo throwing laundry basket and playing with the toilet paper roll censored.
  • Episode 48 (Dunny)
    1. Chilli's line "You're both crazy" was cut.

Season 3[]

  • Episode 1-26
    1. Same censorship as US and not readded.
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Bluey- Stories - Disney, why?

  • Episode 28 (Stories)
    1. All poo scenes were changed to booger.
    2. The colour of the booger in the first scene was changed from yellow to blue.

Additional Info[]

UK censorship[]

Disney Junior UK[]

Season 1[]

  • Episode 7 (BBQ)
    1. The word "capsicum" is replaced by "pepper". This is due to the last three letters in capsicum, being a vulgar slang for semen.
  • Episode 20 (Markets)
    1. The scene where the pony poops, and Bluey, and Indy run away was cut.
  • Episode 51 (Daddy Putdown)
    1. The scene where Bingo asks Bandit how do babies get in the mother's belly was cut due to being too inappropriate.

BBC[]

Season 1[]

  • Episode 3 (Keepy Uppy)
    1. The scene where Bluey blows up the balloon was cut, due to concerns about children with asthma wanting to do the act.
  • Episode 8 (Fruitbat)
    1. The scene where Bluey plays "Penguins" was cut, due to the game being too dangerous. However, it is still mentioned. (Later Uncensored)
  • Episode 9 (Horsey Ride)
    1. The scene where Muffin shows Chilli her "thongs" was cut, as the word means adult clothing in the UK. (Later Uncensored)
  • Episode 10 (Hotel)
    1. Bluey banging Bingo's head at the news scene was censored. (Later Uncensored)
  • Episode 22 (The Pool)
    1. Bandit's line "Well, stick your thongs on" was cut. (Later Uncensored)
    2. The scene where Bluey talks underwater was cut, as it can cause drowning. (Later Uncensored)
  • Episode 39 (The Sleepover)
    1. The scene where Muffin bites a balloon, making it pop was cut. (Later Uncensored)
    2. All the scenes where Bingo says "babe" were cut. (Later Uncensored)
  • Episode 40 (Early Baby)
    1. All the crosses changed colour from red to purple, due to the legal complications of showing a Red Cross outside of its intended use.

Season 2[]

  • Episode 5 (Hairdressers)
    1. The scene where Bluey and Bingo throw flour to Bandit was censored.

USA censorship[]

Disney Junior[]

Season 1[]

  • Episode 4 (Daddy Robot)
    1. The episode and Shaun was banned from TV airings due to it being paired with Teasing (Though on September 5, 2020 the episode re aired on TV).
  • Episode 7 (BBQ)
    1. [2:38] The word "capsicum" is replaced by "pepper".
  • Episode 12 (Bob Bilby)
    1. During the credits, Buddy is seen picking his nose and eating it. In the US version, Buddy doesn't put his finger into his mouth.
  • Episode 20 (Markets)
    1. [3:00] The scene where the pony poops, and Bluey, and Indy run away was cut.
  • Episode 25 (Taxi)
    1. [6:43] In the US the episode ends with Bandit saying "oh biscuits" before the screen fades. In the Australian version the ends with Bingo as Millicent pretending to barf on Dad. (Has since been uncensored on Disney+)
  • Episode 46 (Chickenrat)
    1. [6:49] In the Australian version bandit sneezes when he eats the sauerkraut, but in the US version he burps when he eats the sauerkraut.
  • Episode 48 (Teasing)
    1. The episode was banned along with Shaun, and Daddy Robot due to Bluey and Bingo naming Bandit "ooga booga" which is a racial term (Though on September 5, 2020 the episode re aired on TV).
    2. [4:48] The word "ooga booga" was changed to "Shooby-Doowah".
  • Episode 50 (Shaun)
    1. The episode and Daddy Robot was banned from TV airings due to it being paired with Teasing (Though on September 5, 2020 the episode re aired on TV).
  • Episode 51 (Daddy Putdown)
    1. [5:17] The scene where Bingo asks Bandit how do babies get in the mother's belly was cut due to being too inappropriate.

Season 2[]

  • Episode 13 (Dad Baby)
    1. Disney Channel and Disney Junior refused to air this episode for being too inappropriate.
      • However, the full episode was uploaded to YouTube on 1 May 2024.
  • Episode 15 (Trains)
    1. [3:22] Bluey’s line "It's a piece of poo" was changed to "That's a slug!"
  • Episode 16 (Army)
    1. [6:00] Jack’s line "No. There's something wrong with me." was changed to "No. There's something going on with me."
  • Episode 21 (Escape)
    1. [2:27] The word "axe" was changed to "pick".
  • Episode 24 (Flat Pack)
    • [3:58] The word "ooga booga" was changed to "ooh ooh".
  • Episode 38 (Mr. Monkeyjocks)
    • [5:10] The word "crazy" was changed to "bananas".
    • [3:04] The word "lover boy" was found inappropriate to Disney and they changed it to more appropriate name, "sweetheart".

Season 3[]

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Bluey Season 3 Disney Plus Censorship Comparison

  • Episode 1 (Perfect)
    1. In the original version, Bandit says, "look, I'm keen to get it done, but Chili, she wants to keep her options open. But I don't know. Do we want any more of these things running around?" but in the Disney-distributed version, the line is changed to "yeah, I know. I probably should get it done. But I love my dog teeth! What if one day I just want to bite someone?" His mouth movements also reanimated to fit with the new dialogue.
  • Episode 6 (Born Yesterday)
    1. The scene where Bandit is hit in the groin by the tree swing is cut.
      1. This scene was cut until August 2023, when Disney Channel readded the scene.
  • Episode 7 (Mini Bluey)
    1. The scene where Bluey tells Bingo she looks crazy and Bingo telling Bluey to follow her is cut.
  • Episode 13 (Housework)
    1. The scene where Chilli spins and falls and Bandit catches her was removed. (Later Uncensored)
  • Episode 14 (Pass the Parcel)
    1. The pile of poo from the pony Buttermilk is removed.
  • Episode 15 (Explorers)
    1. The French Backpacker says that he and the Argentinean Backpacker are backpackers instead of saying he is from France. (Has since been uncensored)
  • Episode 20 (Driving)
    1. In the Disney-distributed version of this episode, every mention of the cat toy Agatha peeing on the curtains is replaced with mentions of her scratching them up.
  • Episode 23 (Family Meeting)
    1. This episode is omitted from the Disney Channel and Disney+'s lineup. (This has since been added to Disney+ in the U.S.).
  • Episode 27 (Faceytalk)
    1. When Muffin runs by Trixie, who is on the toilet, Muffin's face is zoomed in on so Trixie is no longer visible. (Later uncensored.)
  • Episode 29 (Puppets)
    1. [2:00] Unicorse’s line "Care for a lick?" was changed to "Do you want a bit?"
  • Episode 37 (The Decider)
    1. The word "flog" is replaced by "beat".
  • Episode 40 (Relax)
    1. [0:34] Bandit’s line "Alright, dingleberries." was changed to "Alright, super troopers."

Indonesian censorship[]

GTV Indonesia[]

Season 1[]

  • Episode 52 (Verandah Santa)
    1. The scene where Socks bites Bluey and Bluey says "Ow! Socks!" was cut.

Where to find it uncensored[]

  • In the United States, Target sells an exclusive DVD for seasons 1 and 2 with all of the Australian originals, including BBQ, Markets, Chickenrat, Daddy Putdown, Dad Baby, Trains, and Army.
    • On the Portuguese version of Disney+, the episode "Markets" is uncensored.
  • You can only find Chickenrat, and Taxi uncensored in the Disney Now app in the US, the rest are censored in TV airings, and the Disney Now app in the US and the UK.
  • For Southeast Asia, you can watch on CBeebies Asia or BBC IPlayer.
  • In Poland, the episode "Dad Baby" aired on CBeebies Poland. However, Disney Junior Poland refused to air the episode.

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