The past and present hosts of Blue’s Clues — Steve Burns, Donovan Patton, and Josh Dela Cruz — have reunited for a series of videos to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the children’s series. The Nick Jr. series now airs as Blue’s Clues & You with Dela Cruz as Blue’s pal.
Burns also took the opportunity to explain to fans of the original series why he left the Nickelodeon series in 2002 after six seasons. While wearing his trademark green-striped shirt, Burns assured the now-grown viewers that he never forgot them.
Check out his video and others featuring the hosts below.
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Nickelodeon has plans for a feature-length Blue’s Clues movie and a birthday-themed TV special is set to air on September 17th. The cable channel has also released a music video, directed by Burns:
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.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Blue’s Clues? Do you plan to watch the new movie and birthday special later this month?