Blaze and the Monster Machines

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Blaze and the Monster Machines
Blaze and the Monster Machines logo.png
Created by Jeff Borkin
Ellen Martin
Starring
Opening theme "Blaze and the Monster Machines Title theme"
Ending theme "It's Blaze" (Instrement version, 2014)
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 56 (list of episodes)
Production
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Nerd Corps Entertainment (2014-2016)
DHX Media (2016-present)
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Distributor DHX Media
Viacom Media Networks
Release
Original network Nickelodeon (US)
Channel 5 and Nick Jr. (UK)
Picture format HDTV 1080i
Original release October 13, 2014 (2014-10-13) – present
External links
Website

Blaze and the Monster Machines is a CGI interactive educational animated television series with a focus of learning about STEM. The series premiered on Nickelodeon on October 13, 2014. It was renewed for a fourth season in June 2016.[1]

Plot[edit]

The show focuses on Blaze, a red monster truck, and his smart young driver, AJ. They live in a world that involves many living monster trucks.Their friends include the trucks Starla, Stripes, Zeg, and Darington, as well as a girl named Gabby, who is a mechanic who can fix anything. Each episode also features Crusher, a sneaky blue truck who cheats in races. Crusher is almost always accompanied by a green car named Pickle.

Animals in this monster machine world also have blended windows and wheels; however AJ and Gabby are humans. In some episodes, Blaze, AJ and their friends are in a race against Crusher. During the race, Crusher cheats, usually with the help of his gray robots. However, Blaze and AJ manage to get through his traps, and they always beat him in time with the help of his blazing speed.

Some episodes do not involve races, but still have Blaze competing against Crusher, sometimes by racing against him to get an item. Other episodes involve helping a truck friend such as Starla, Zeg, Darington, Stripes, or even Crusher.

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 20 October 13, 2014 (2014-10-13) February 18, 2016 (2016-02-18)
2 20 September 25, 2015 (2015-09-25) April 14, 2017 (2017-04-14)
3 20 October 10, 2016 (2016-10-10) TBA

Characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Blaze (voiced by Nolan North) is an orange-red monster truck who is good hearted, loyal and brave. As one of the main protagonists, he is Axle City's number one racer. At the start of Season 2, Blaze becomes the newest member of the Axle City Fire Department.
  • AJ (voiced by Dusan Brown (season 1–early season 2) and later by Caleel Harris) is Blaze's best friend and driver, an eight-year-old science and technology expert.
  • Gabby (voiced by Angelina Wahler) is a knowledgeable mechanic who fixes up the trucks when they are damaged.
  • Stripes (voiced by Sunil Malhotra) is a striped truck with the abilities of a tiger such as a high sense of smell and retractable claws in his tires.
  • Starla (voiced by Kate Higgins) is a purple pickup truck, a roping expert and speaks with a thick southern accent. She runs a farm outside the city.
  • Darington (voiced by Alexander Polinsky) is a clumsy yet fearless blue monster truck who loves stunts.
  • Zeg (voiced by James Patrick Stuart) is a half-triceratops, half-monster truck with brute tendencies. He has a short vocabulary and tends to refer to himself in third person.
  • Crusher (voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson) is Blaze and AJ's rival and the main antagonist of the series. He is childish, whiny, egotistical, and he cheats in most episodes just to get his way, he also poses no significance threat to Blaze and Blaze himself is unaware of Crushers cheating antics.
  • Pickle (voiced by Nat Faxon) is a green monster truck who is Crusher's sidekick despite Crusher's indifference towards him. He tends to look on the brighter side of things and is quite goofy and has an extremely high pitch voice.

Supporting[edit]

Production[edit]

The first season consisted of 20 episodes.[2] On June 15, 2015, the series was renewed for a third season.[3] On June 21, 2016, it was renewed for a fourth season.[1]

Broadcast[edit]

Blaze and the Monster Machines premiered on Nick Jr. in the United Kingdom and Ireland on March 6, 2015[4] and on Nick Jr. in Australia and New Zealand on March 9.[5] The series is also airing on Nickelodeon and Treehouse TV in Canada,[6] Nick Jr. in Africa(,[7] TNT in Russia (Вспыш и чудо-машинки), and HOP! in Israel(בלייז וחברי משאית המפלצת שלו).

DVD Releases[edit]

Title Region 1
Blaze of Glory February 17, 2015
High-Speed Adventures August 11, 2015
Rev Up and Roar February 16, 2016
Fired Up! July 12, 2016
Race Into Velocityville February 14, 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://kidscreen.com/2016/06/21/more-blaze-paws-shimmer-for-nickelodeon/
  2. ^ http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140313005909/en/Nickelodeon-Debut-100-Episodes-Brand-New-Educational-Preschool#.VFGaZvnF98E
  3. ^ http://kidscreen.com/2015/06/15/nick-boosts-preschool-with-sid-and-marty-krofft-pick-up-more-blaze/
  4. ^ "PREPARE FOR MONSTER TRUCK ADVENTURES IN BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES". Viacom UK & Ireland Press Centre (Press release). London: Viacom International Media Networks. February 12, 2015. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  5. ^ Knox, David (March 9, 2015). "Airdate: Blaze and the Monster Machines". TV Tonight. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  6. ^ "CORUS KIDS JUNE/JULY 2015 HIGHLIGHTS". Corus Entertainment (Press release). May 25, 2015. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  7. ^ Ferreira, Thinus. "BET and two new channel2014". Channel 24. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 

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