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Nick celebrates 10th anniversary of 'Blue Clues'

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MUMBAI: US kids broadcaster Nick Jr. invites preschoolers, parents and educators alike to join in commemorating the 10th anniversary of the show Blue's Clues.

Nick Jr. will kick off a celebration of the show that it says changed the way preschoolers watch TV, by introducing the audience to a new character -- Blue's brother -- on the hour-long primetime movie Meet Blue's Baby Brother on 10 September 2006.

Blues Clues explores advanced subject matter such as sign language, geography, physics, emotions and anatomy.The earlier mentioned special blends the two worlds of Joe and the classic animated world of Blue's Clues with the puppets on Blue's Room. Meet Blue's Baby Brother will feature a special game of 'Gold Clues' as preschoolers help search for Blue's baby brother and share another milestone with their favourite blue puppy.

Nick Jr. also announced that it has commenced production on a new, 10-episode season of Blue's Room, the half-hour Blue's Clues spin-off series. Blue's Room, which originally premiered as five, half-hour specials on Nick Jr. takes preschoolers into a live-action playroom featuring Joe and Blue as a puppet who has the ability to talk directly to the viewers at home.

Nickelodeon Preschool Television executive creative director Brown Johnson says, "We are proud to be celebrating ten years of Nick Jr.'s classic hit which has become a huge part of preschoolers and their parents' lives. Blue's Clues is a groundbreaking series that continues to entertain and captivate viewers with its landmark interactivity, while also serving as an important educational tool for young audiences."

In Meet Blue's Baby Brother, preschoolers at home will join Blue, Joe and their friends in a special game of 'Gold Clues' to meet the newest member of Blue's family -- his baby brother Sprinkles! It all begins during a family celebration with Joe and the gang, when Blue announces she has a baby brother who will be joining the celebration.

Blue cannot wait to meet him, but first she and Joe must embark on an interactive quest in PuppyVille to discover which puppy is her brother. In a classic Blue's Clues style, Joe and Blue search for three gold clues that will lead them to Sprinkles.

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