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"Blue's Big City Adventure" (previously titled "Blue's Broadway Dreams") is a 2022 film. Filmed in New York City, it was released on November 18, 2022 on Paramount+; December 5, 2022 on Nick Jr. in the UK, and May 29 (Memorial Day), 2023 on Nickelodeon in the US.

It is a sequel to "Blue's Big Musical".

Characters Present[]

In CGI/2D:

In live-action:

Guest Stars:

Summary[]

Josh and Blue skidoo to New York City to audition for Rainbow Puppy's Broadway musical, but they end up getting lost as a result of Josh forgetting to bring his Handy-Dandy Notebook. This leads to a game of Blue's Clues to figure out where the audition is. Meanwhile, Tickety Tock and her friends go to New York City to find Josh and Blue and get to the audition with help from Joe and Steve.

Elements[]

  • Question: Where is the audition?
  • Clues:
    1. A piano
    2. Rainbow curtains
    3. A stage (Naumburg Bandshell)
  • Answer to Blue's Clues: The Theatre (with a piano and rainbow curtains)... on Broadway
  • Living room picture: A sun
  • Felt board picture: Fred and Felicia (red frame), music notes (orange frame)
  • Skidoo Location: New York City
  • Email or Letter?: Letter

Recap[]

It is a sunny morning in Storybook World, Mr. Salt greets us at the door and we are also greeted by Tickety Tock, Slippery Soap, Shovel, Pail and Sidetable Drawer as Josh sings in the shower of his hopeful audition. ("Brand New Day")

After Josh is dressed and ready for another day, he sings and dances with his friends and has breakfast with the Spice Family. Just as Josh sits in the Thinking Chair, he wonders where Blue is and she appears under a spotlight adding a dance to Josh's routine as the number ends. Josh is hopeful he got an audition and is sure it came in the mail when Mailbox comes with the mail ("Mailtime").

Josh asks if it's the letter he has been waiting for and Mailbox thinks it is which leads Josh to exclaim in song "We Just Got A Letter." It truly is a letter when he opens it and finds a message from Rainbow Puppy saying that Josh got the audition and to come at 3 to audition for a Broadway musical with Rainbow Puppy in New York City.

Everyone in the house is very happy for Josh! Josh reveals that he always wanted to audition for a Broadway musical since he was a child. Flashing back to the present, Josh is nervous to audition until Mr. Salt persuades him to go to New York City to audition for the Broadway musical and reminds Josh that the audition is TODAY at 3. Josh wonders how they can get to New York City and Mr. Salt says he has put the address of the theater in Josh's Handy Dandy Notebook.

The Skidoo Express arrives and Josh is still nervous. He is unsure if he can do this without us and asks us to come with him to New York City. Mr. Salt tells Josh to make his dreams a reality and get that part and boards the Skidoo Express as he exclaims "We're On Our Way!" as everyone gives him a send off. The Skidoo Express gets closer and closer to the sign for New York, flies off the road, and after skidooing, lands in the middle of the city. ("Blue Skidoo") As the Skidoo Express heads back to Storybook World, Josh and Blue are in awe over the new sights and sounds, but the sights and sounds of New York are a bit too much for the two and Blue is so scared that she jumps into Josh's arms. Despite this, Blue and Josh are now on their way to the audition and explore the city. ("On Our Way")

Mr. Salt misses Josh and Blue and wonders what they are up to right now and Mrs. Pepper suggests that they are eating pretzels and asks the mustard bottle for "her" opinion, much to the bewilderment of the pretzel lady. Just as Blue and Josh settle back down for their pretzel, they find "Madame Mustard" being squeezed but Josh realizes that the person who ordered the pretzel with mustard is not mad at mustard. Josh decides to check where the audition is and cannot find his Handy Dandy Notebook. Meanwhile, in Storybook World, Mr. Salt realizes that Josh accidentally left his Handy Dandy Notebook. Josh once again checks his pockets for the notebook with no luck. Mr. Salt decides to go find them in New York as it is his dream to be Josh's hero. ("Happiness is Magic (Mr. Salt)")

Slippery insists that Mr. Salt is not alone as "your family is always there for you" and Tickety Tock adds that "Josh and Blue are our family!" And Slippery and Tickety embark with Mr. Salt to New York via a special jet. Meanwhile, back in the city, Rainbow Puppy and her casting director (BD Wong) are searching for the star of Rainbow Puppy's Broadway musical with no avail. Rainbow Puppy is at the verge of giving up but Rainbow Puppy's casting director is persistent to make Rainbow Puppy's dream come true.

Back in the park, Josh and Blue are searching for the Handy Dandy Notebook, with no luck. Josh also asks where the theater is but is answered with "There are over 100 theaters in New York City!" Josh and Blue come to the realization that without the Handy Dandy Notebook, they're lost in New York City. Blue comes up with a great idea to play a game of Blue's Clues in New York City! ("We're Gonna Play Blue's Clues") Josh asks for our help in finding the clues in order to help him find the theater and we once again learn how to play. ("Play Blue's Clues")

Mr. Salt, Slippery and Tickety Tock arrive in New York with Josh's Handy Dandy Notebook. Meanwhile, our first clue is found outside a music club, a piano. We also meet Ali Stroker who also sings the "Planets Song".

Mr. Salt, Slippery and Tickety Tock arrive at the Blue Prints Detective Agency, where Steve answers the door and recognizes us and notes how big you have gotten. After a brief reunion, Mr. Salt informs Steve that Josh and Blue are lost in New York City. Steve notes that this is a mystery and agrees to help. While walking, Steve takes note of everything in his own notebook and soon realizes that it's not only a big deal but... A MYSTERY. Steve realizes what he needs... A pretzel. Which helps him think because without the thinking chair Steve has been leading in to Thinking Snacks. At first Steve has a plan but loses it but then has a plan again. In order to solve this mystery they would need to have a clue, a message perhaps in the sky. Fortunately, Steve knows a guy.

Back in the park, it is almost time for Josh's audition, Josh urges us that we need to find that theater and fast! Luckily, there's another clue waiting for Josh, on the rainbow curtains on the Frederica Puppet Theater and Josh tells us we are good.

At the Present Store, Joe is just caught up on the current events thus far and is also surprised to see that we are there too and asks us about what we think of the New York City Present Store. Steve thinks it's lovely but he inquires about the rent in New York. Joe scoffs and says that "Every day's a gift... That you pay for."

He offers Steve a glass of cocoa, together with a swirly straw and the two reminisce together about the time Joe couldn't figure out the answer to Blue's Clues and it was 2 ducks and a goose, which was really Steve who couldn't figure that out. Mr. Salt brings back the focus, as Steve proposes an idea of sending out a clue, a message up in the sky so Josh and Blue know Joe and Steve are looking for them. At first, Joe is confused but then realizes what he is going on about.

Meanwhile, Josh tells us that we need to find one more clue so he can find his audition. He hears music and goes to the source of the music and meets Taboo who teaches Josh to find his song and to "take a deep breath and go for it." Josh goes around the park with Blue finding music and his song all around the park. ("That's My Song") At the same time, things start coming to life.

Meanwhile, Steve and Joe are in the park with balloons looking for Josh and Blue, when they hear Josh's voice and Blue's bark. Steve, Joe, Tickety Tock, Mr. Salt and Slippery Soap all rush to where the singing is coming from to find themselves in a choreographed musical number as their balloons deflate.

At the theater, the auditions continue. Rainbow Puppy wonders where Josh is.

Josh realizes that we need to find the last clue when appears on a stage, with a woman's help, the third clue is found. Now that all three clues are found, we are now ready to sit in the Thinking Chair, which appears on the stage. Josh sits down in the Thinking Chair in Central Park and reviews the clues which are a piano, rainbow curtains, and a theater. The answer was a theater with rainbow curtains and a piano. Josh shouts "We Just Figured Out Blue's Clues!" and dances a victory dance. ("We Just Figured Out Blue's Clues")

After figuring out Blue's Clues, Josh and Blue need to figure out what theater to go to. They decided to go by taxi, which Steve, Joe, Mr. Salt, Tickety, and Slippery found them. When they got to the theater, they found out that the auditions are already over. This means that Josh can't make his dream come true, but this means that Josh's only dream is to be a Broadway star. Fortunately, Mr. Salt encourages Josh to get on the stage and sing from his heart. Josh finally gets to audition while singing "Happiness Is Magic" in the theater, while Mr. Salt records him singing and shows it to everyone (including Rainbow Puppy and The director) on the jumbotron. Everyone were suddenly amazed as Rainbow Puppy and the director tell Josh that he's finally gonna make his dream come true, and be the star of Rainbow Puppy's Broadway Show, which makes Josh proud and happy as he exclaims "My dream is a reality".

The show was a big sucesss as Josh sings and dances on stage not feeling nervous anymore ("Happiness Is Magic (Broadway)"). In the mid-credit scene, Josh and Blue tell the viewers that the movie is over as they sang "The So Long Song" as Josh says "Oh! No really! Now it’s over. So long.", and the credits roll, as he and Blue side by side doing the "Happy Puppy Dance".

Toys[]

Tickety Tock (”character from Blue’s Clues and You!”)

Songs[]

Trivia[]

  • This is Cinnamon, Joe, Josh, Rainbow Puppy, Sage and Ginger’s first appearance in a Blue's Clues film. Cinnamon was not born until 2001, Sage and Ginger weren't born until 2019, Rainbow Puppy was not introduced until 2021, and Joe and Josh weren’t introduced on screen until 2002 and 2019, respectively.
  • Normally in Seasons 1-6 of Blue’s Clues and Seasons 1-4 of Blue’s Clues and You, Mailtime comes before or after Steve, Joe, and Josh find the first and/or second clue. But Mailtime came first like in Blue's Big Treasure Hunt.
  • This was the 3rd Nickelodeon movie based on a Nick Jr. series, the 1st being Dora and the Lost City of Gold (based on Dora the Explorer) and the 2nd being PAW Patrol: The Movie (based on PAW Patrol).
    • This was also the 2nd live-action Nickelodeon movie based on a Nick Jr. series after Dora and the Lost City of Gold, and the 2nd animated Nickelodeon movie based on a Nick Jr. series after PAW Patrol: The Movie, as well as the 1st to be both a live action/animated hybrid movie and exclusive to Paramount+.
  • This movie was filmed in summer 2021, with the last bits being filmed on September 3rd, 2021.
    • This is also the very first time in Blue's Clues history that a movie was filmed on-location.
  • This is the second Nickelodeon Movie where the Nickelodeon Movies logo didn't feature SpongeBob grunting, the first being Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank.
    • The Nickelodeon Movies logo in this film also shows curtains closing afterwards to start the opening scene.
  • Blue's updated fur texture throughout the movie is reused from the music video for "You Can't Spell Blue Without You!".
    • This movie also has different CG animation for Storybook World.
  • This movie was likely treated as both a sequel and an updated version of "Blue's Big Musical". This movie was likely in sequel movies in Fantasia 2000.
  • This movie has some similarities to other crossover-based TV episodes of other series and/or films, particularly the recently-released Spider-Man: No Way Home.
  • Blue Prints Detective Agency appears in the movie. However, in Meet Josh! and Mailtime Mystery, it was shown in the background.
    • Both it and the Present Store appear to have multiple locations across both the Storybook World and the real world.
  • On February 15th, 2022, pictures of the movie, as well as its logo, was released onto Paramount+'s streaming services.
  • The movie was originally going to be called "Broadway Dreams".
  • This movie was released on the same day as 123's with Blue, which premiered 3 years ago.
  • The movie supposedly takes place between the events of the episodes Rainbow Puppy's Skidoo Adventure and Blue's Treasure of Clue Lagoon.
  • Nick Balaban (the original composer from the original series) reprises his role as the voice of Mr. Salt in this movie.
  • According to the movie, the main setting for the franchise took place in Storybook World (according to Josh), which is different from the real world.
    • Also, Josh makes a reference to The Wizard of Oz when he tells Blue “We’re definitely not in Storybook World anymore.”
  • The puppet stage where the curtain is a clue has the name "Frederica" on it, which plays host to a puppet show starring the character of the same name from Blue's Room. Furthermore, the Fred puppet appears in a cameo in Central Park. Additionally, the advertisement on the taxi for Avenue Blue (itself a reference to Avenue Q) includes a review quote attributed to Sprinkles, which could mean Sprinkles likely still exists and could be re-introduced sometime in the future.
  • There were rumors about the casting director for Rainbow Puppy's Broadway show being a villain. This is confirmed to be false however.
  • This is the third time where a piano was a clue. The first two being Blue's Favorite Song and Song Time with Blue. And in Blue's Big Band, Joe and Blue did a piglet story with Piano.
  • This is the third time where a curtain was a clue. The first two being Adventures in Art when a window with curtains are drawn and Joe's Clues when a stage with curtains were drawn.
  • A stage is seen again like in Blue's Predictions and Joe's Clues as the first and second clue, but this time, it’s the third clue.
  • This movie reveals why the objects in Storybook World come to life. It's because Steve, Joe, Blue and Josh can make things come to life.
  • The Planets Song is being sung again like in What Experiment Does Blue Want to Try?, Science with Blue and Bluestock (Original/Remake).
  • There are several callbacks to the original series and the reboot in this movie including a callback to Blue Wants to Play a Game and a callback to Blue and Little Rainbow Riding Hood.
  • The cab driver was played by Alex Winter, who directed Ben 10: Race Against Time, in which he also played Constantine Jacobs.
  • This is the fourth time that Mailtime came before Blue's Clues. The first three being Blue's Big Treasure Hunt, Mailtime Mystery and Blue's Treasure of Clue Lagoon.
  • This movie marks the longest skidoo segment.
  • This is the tenth time to feature a long skidoo segment. The first nine being Skidoo Adventure, The Fairy Tale Ball, Meet Blue's Baby Brother, Blue's Dino Clues, Blue's Mystery Present, Blue's Treasure of Clue Lagoon, Rainbow Puppy's Skidoo Adventure, Into the Blueniverse! and The Legend of the Jack O'Lantern.
  • This is the third time in the reboot where the clues aren’t drawn. The first two being Blue's Treasure of Clue Lagoon and Blue's Storytime with Camila.
  • In this movie, the viewers are only heard when telling Josh that there's a clue.
  • This is the only time where we see a rotation of inside the house.
  • In a flashback of young Josh, he is seen inside the living room. However, he did not live there at that time. It's possible that he was visiting Steve or Joe during that flashback.
  • The part of the opening scene where the camera zooms through Storybook World and stops in front of the purple front door as it opens is a throwback to the original Blue's Clues opening sequence. Although this time, the part with the yellow book is replaced by curtains opening after the movie's title card.
  • Despite appearing in the movie, no one mentions Joe’s name in this movie. However, his name is referenced by the taxi driver after as he mentions “Joe’s Pizza”.
  • This is the fourth time a taxi was seen. The first three being A Brand New Game when Joe and Periwinkle played a taxi game and Away Great Playdate when Joe, Blue, and Sprinkles arrived in a city, they saw a taxi and in Our New Neighbor when Josh is in Periwinkle's Old Neighbourhood. This time it appears but it is a non-animated taxi and is based off a real car.
  • The taxi cab was the 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid and also a few 2001 Ford Crown Victorias.

Errors[]

After Josh found the third clue (a stage), the pawprint is still seen on the stage.

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