Grab a "thinking snack" and watch BLUE'S BIG CITY ADVENTURE when it hits Paramount+ November 18th! BLUE'S BIG CITY ADVENTURE is a movie about big dreams that has an even bigger heart! I was recently granted early access to this fun-for-all-ages movie and I'm sharing my thoughts in a no-spoilers review.
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Blue's Big City Adventure | A No-Spoilers Review
BLUE'S BIG CITY ADVENTURE features new music, lots of dancing and teaches important lessons about dealing with anxiety and nervousness about new surroundings and experiences.
BLUE'S BIG CITY ADVENTURE features familiar landscapes and brand new places. The movie gives Josh and Blue's house a bit of a facelift as well as each of the animated friends - Blue included. I would liken the animation style used here as to the one used in "PAW Patrol: The Movie", released in theaters last year.
The main themes of this (mini) movie, the run time is less than 90 minutes, are going on an adventure, dreaming big and learning how to cope with being nervous about new things.
Josh experiences a lot of anxiety about his audition and he learns throughout the movie different ways to cope with it. I think young kids seeing Josh experience big feelings, as an adult, will help them realize that they aren't alone. This plot point also made me think of "PAW Patrol: The Movie" as audiences saw Chase deal with similar issues with anxiety when he traveled to Adventure City.
The characters stick to the "Blue's Clues" trope of breaking the 4th wall which is sure to keep children engaged throughout the longer story.
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In Blue's Big City Adventure Josh and Blue Play Their Highest Stakes Game of Blue's Clues Yet!
Josh as an opportunity to audition for a Broadway show in New York City so he and Blue skidoo to see if Josh can make his dreams a reality! But when Josh notices he left something very important behind, it takes all of his friends (and a little New York City magic) to get him to the theater.
In typical Blue's Clues & You! fashion, Blue and Josh play a game of Blue's Clues, but with Manhattan as their backdrop, there are a lot of places the three clues could be hiding and Josh and Blue do not have much time!
Blue's Big City Adventure Gets the Band Back Together!
BLUE'S BIG CITY ADVENTURE reunites Josh, Steve and Joe (played by Donovan Patton) and when these three are on the screen together it is magical! These three share heart-warming moments and make jokes at each other's expenses, it is hard not to smile when watching them interact on screen.
Audiences learn about Steve's new line of work and how he has swapped a thinking chair, for thinking snacks (which I personally think could be a great foundation for a new series) and see Joe's present store in real life!
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Blue's Big City Adventure is a Love Letter to Broadway
Josh and Blue show a lot of appreciation to the greatest city in the world throughout the movie in various musical numbers set up across the city and there is a big emphasis on dreaming big and "making it" in New York.
Audiences are also given a glimpse behind the curtain of a Broadway musical as we watch multiple singers audition for the role Josh is hoping to land. Parents will enjoy the guest appearances by Broadway vets; BD Wong, Ali Stoker, and Phillipa Soo.
I would be remiss if I didn't mention Josh Dela Cruz's own personal tie to the Broadway stage!! Josh was a part of the original Broadway cast of Disney's Aladdin. Making BLUE'S BIG CITY ADVENTURE an art imitating life moment.
BLUE'S BIG CITY ADVENTURE is fun a watch for all ages!
Blue's Big City Adventure | 5 Favorite Quotes
Here are five of my favorite quotes from BLUE'S BIG CITY ADVENTURE!
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Blue's Big City Adventure | Official Trailer
Blue's Big City Adventure | Movie Synopsis
BLUE’S BIG CITY ADVENTURE follows Josh, who gets the opportunity of a lifetime to audition for Rainbow Puppy’s Broadway musical, and Blue as they skidoo to New York City where they meet new friends and discover the magic of music, dance and following one’s dreams.
The entire “Blue’s Clues” crew is reunited for this special movie event, with the beloved animated friends and all three hosts – Josh, Steve and Joe – together for the first time in the Big Apple.
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Stream BLUE'S BIG CITY ADVENTURE only on Paramount+, November 18th!