Nickelodeon celebrates 'Blue's Clues' anniversary with movie

This undated image released by Nickelodeon shows Joshua Dela Cruz who stars in the reboot of the preschool TV show "Blue's Clues," called "Blue's Clues & You!" Nickelodeon is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its popular Blues Clues series by commissioning a movie featuring stars of the current reboot, Blues Clues & You. In the movie, Josh and Blue travel to New York City to audition for a Broadway show. (Nickelodeon via AP) (Uncredited)

NEW YORK – Nickelodeon says it is making a new movie featuring stars of “Blues Clues & You!” to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original show that was a mainstay of the network for several years.

The movie, which will start production this summer, follows Josh and Blue as they travel to New York City to audition for a Broadway musical. It's not clear when it will be ready, a spokeswoman said Monday.

Nickelodeon has several other activities planned to mark the Sept. 8, 1996, premiere of the original “Blue's Clues,” which aired six seasons' worth of originals. The celebration includes a music video featuring current star Josh Dela Cruz and former “Blue's Clues” hosts Steve Burns and Donovan Patton.

Some original episodes of “Blue's Clues” can be seen on the Paramount+ streaming service and, per Monday's announcement, more will be made available to coincide with the anniversary. The show was rebooted as “Blue's Clues & You” and is currently in its second season.

“Blues Clues & You” will have a special, “It's YOUR birthday” episode on Sept. 17, which will allow young viewers to celebrate their own birthdays.