Bluey voice actor for Bandit and Chilli meet for the first time
The two voice actors of the popular Australian children’s show Bluish had never met until recently.
It’s been four years since the animated series made its debut in 2018. And while David McCormack (Bandit) and Melanie Zanetti (Chilli), the famous voices behind the parents of the titular Blue Heeler pup, have incredible on-screen chemistry, they just met for the first time this week.
Appears on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon On Monday (November 21), Zanetti and McCormack announced that they had finally met two days earlier.
“I’m sorry, aren’t you?” asked the confused host.
“So we record separately. We live in different cities and I travel a lot for work, so this is the first time,” Zanetti replied. “It was wild. New York!”
McCormack added, “I thought we’d all be sitting around a table, you know, like in the movies, when they’re doing a TV show, and everybody’s sitting around a table with coffee and salads and rolls and stuff.
“But we are only isolated in ours [recording] stalls.”
The Australian show’s third season, originally released in 2021, was recently made available overseas on Disney+ in August this year.
However, since Disney+ acquired international rights to the series and began international distribution in 2019, viewers have reported issues with censorship of episodes of the series.
In the latest season, viewers noticed that an episode titled “Family Meeting” — which appeared to be about breaking wind — appeared to be omitted from the streamer’s platform entirely.
According to the blog Pirates and Princessesfollowing a previous article on the censorship, a Disney Branded Television employee came forward via email to say the company was “reevaluating” its policies on standards and practices.
Despite Disney’s proposed re-rating, a season 2 episode titled “Dad Baby” in which Bandit pretends to give birth is still not available on the streamer.
The Independent has reached out to Disney for comment.
Bluish can be streamed on Disney+.
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