Difference between revisions of "Blue Prints (partially found unaired pilot episode of "Blue's Clues" animated/live action TV series; 1994-1995)"

From The Lost Media Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Line 17: Line 17:
 
==Availability==
 
==Availability==
 
The pilot was obscure, and mostly unknown until 2006 when Nickelodeon aired a 10-year anniversary special detailing the history of the show. A few very short clips of the pilot were shown, and the crew members commented on it. After the airing, fans of the series scoured online resources, including bootlegs, torrents, and file-sharing sites to no avail. Nickelodeon has yet to fully release the episode, as they have stated "it felt it was too different from the rest of the series".
 
The pilot was obscure, and mostly unknown until 2006 when Nickelodeon aired a 10-year anniversary special detailing the history of the show. A few very short clips of the pilot were shown, and the crew members commented on it. After the airing, fans of the series scoured online resources, including bootlegs, torrents, and file-sharing sites to no avail. Nickelodeon has yet to fully release the episode, as they have stated "it felt it was too different from the rest of the series".
 +
On October 16th, 2020, the Nick Jr. Twitter account posted a previously unseen screenshot of the pilot, proving a copy still exists in Nickelodeon's vaults.<ref>[https://twitter.com/nickjr/status/1317169944807747586?s=20 Nick Jr.'s tweet.] Retrieved 16 Oct '20</ref>
  
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
Line 51: Line 52:
 
*[https://vlare.tv/v/T5nB503m  A Vlare.tv video that splices footage from the ''Blue Prints'' pilot.] Retrieved 01 Jun '20
 
*[https://vlare.tv/v/T5nB503m  A Vlare.tv video that splices footage from the ''Blue Prints'' pilot.] Retrieved 01 Jun '20
  
 +
==References==
 +
{{reflist}}
  
 
[[Category:Lost animation]]
 
[[Category:Lost animation]]
 
[[Category:Lost TV]]
 
[[Category:Lost TV]]
 
[[Category:Partially found media]]
 
[[Category:Partially found media]]

Revision as of 22:10, 16 October 2020

300px--Blue Prints- Title Card.png

The title card from the pilot.

Status: Partially Found

Blue's Clues is a American animated/live action children's TV show that aired on Nick Jr. from 1996 to 2006. The show follows Steve and his dog, Blue, looking for "clues" (blue paw-prints made by Blue), and then piecing the clues together, leading into the climax of the story.

The show heavily encouraged interaction from its young viewers, with Steve talking to the audience and often asking questions and giving the viewers a pause to answer. This was a revolutionary idea for a children's show, being nominated for nine Emmy awards in children's programming during its run.

Development & Pilot

The show spent many years in development, with the show's writers experimenting around with different ideas, such as Blue originally being a cat named Mr. Orange, then Mr. Blue. These ideas resulted in the unaired 1995 test pilot created with the working title, Blue Prints.

After the pilot was finished, it was only shown to a few preschoolers as a way to test out the show's interactive elements. According to reports, the children ate it up, but there were several changes that needed to be made. Mr. Salt also had a Brooklyn accent as a contrast to the French accent he was ultimately given. Steve also sported a red shirt instead of his signature green stripes, as well as the aforementioned Mr. Orange. The Blues Clues Wiki also states that the pilot was the basis for the first episode, "Snack Time".

Availability

The pilot was obscure, and mostly unknown until 2006 when Nickelodeon aired a 10-year anniversary special detailing the history of the show. A few very short clips of the pilot were shown, and the crew members commented on it. After the airing, fans of the series scoured online resources, including bootlegs, torrents, and file-sharing sites to no avail. Nickelodeon has yet to fully release the episode, as they have stated "it felt it was too different from the rest of the series". On October 16th, 2020, the Nick Jr. Twitter account posted a previously unseen screenshot of the pilot, proving a copy still exists in Nickelodeon's vaults.[1]

Gallery

Videos

The 10-year anniversary special, featuring clips from the Blue Prints pilot [4:18-4:28].
Part 2 of the 10-year anniversary special, also featuring clips from the Blue Prints pilot [0:00-0:06].
Song from the pilot [4:26 in 10-year anniversary video - Part 1].
LSuperSonicQ's video on the Blue's Clues pilot.

See Also

External Links

References

  1. Nick Jr.'s tweet. Retrieved 16 Oct '20