Drivers, prepare to buckle up! The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Friends To The Finish will arrive on DVD on February 14, 2012, from Shout! Factory in collaboration with Hasbro, Inc.
Follow CHUCK THE DUMP TRUCK character and his incredible cast of friends in this delightfully fast-paced, song-filled, high-energy series for preschoolers. Every visitor to the truck stop where CHUCK lives fuels his exciting fantasies, and he enlists his pals DIGGER, BOOMER, ROWDY, SOKU, BIGGS and HANDY to turn those fantasies into reality.
This DVD debut of Chuck and Friends includes the following episodes:
Race To the Race
Chuck’s Big Break
Revving Up Rally
Chuck Backs Up
Need For Speed
Vertie’s Stunt School
Bonus: Color your very own cover! (see reverse of DVD wrap)
Chuck and Friends was totally new to me and the grandkids when we received our review DVD. We were familiar with Chuck and Friends from a few toys that we have purchased, so it was really excited to see them come to life on the TV! The kids have really enjoyed watching this DVD. It is fun, action packed and does a great job at holding their attention. Chuck is a definite favorite for the kids. They were also excited about Chuck’s big brother, Rally who is a world famous Monster Truck Racer. In the episode ‘Race to the Race’ Rally is in town for a big race and like a big brother should, he takes time out to give Chuck and his friends some racing tips. I see some Monster Truck Races in our near future! There were some great lessons to be learned from some of the episodes such as the importance of friends helping each other out, the way Chuck’s friends helped him prepare for his chance to impress Coach. Another good one addresses boredom and encourages the kids to use their imagination. All of the episodes were a lot of fun to watch and we are looking forward to more from Chuck and his friends!
Meet Chuck & Friends:
He’s a little dump truck with a big sense of humor and lots of energy. Chuck is always curious and has a way of dreaming big — then putting his dreams into action. He loves to go places and find out how things work, and he never backs away from anything new.
This little monster truck loves to live large. Biggs has energy to burn … and a “go for it” attitude that keeps him ready for anything, anytime. He really stands out with his giant tires, rally flag, shiny tailpipes, and steer horns. You can just tell Biggs dreams of being a race star — and he gets plenty of practice racing against Chuck.
Did you ever think a fire truck could be shy? Boomer is big, and he can be loud, but he needs Chuck around to pull him out of his shiny red shell. He may need a push to join in an adventure, but Boomer always jumps into action when it’s time to help a friend. His sirens blare and his lights flash — so you’d never guess that Boomer is really a quiet guy at heart.
Digger is the strong, silent type of front-loader of Hispanic descent, happy to let his powerful scooper and backhoe do the talking for him. For the most part, he’s content to let others make the plans and just follow along, but he’s not without opinions. Digger is smart, gentle and considerate – He’d never use his great strength in anger. He’s also level-headed and surprisingly graceful for a truck of his size. Digger is completely, one hundred percent reliable. If he sets out to get something done, you can bet that he will, even if he’s up until the milk trucks make their rounds.
Handy is the “get it done” fully-loaded tool truck, who’s so fully loaded, he’s never quite sure of exactly what he has on board. He is a creative, inventive sort who’s up for anything, which makes him very simpatico with Chuck. He is always ready to use his Handy hook which enables him to do just about anything.
He’s also very encouraging, quick to note the gifts his friends have, even if they don’t, and to suggest to them ways they might think outside the box to use them. Handy is also very generous, willing to loan anyone any of his tools…After all, he probably has a spare inside himself somewhere!
Rowdy the garbage truck has no clue that he’s smelly, loud, a little clumsy and completely excitable – and probably wouldn’t care if he did know! He’s a big, energetic, physical teddy bear who loves to collect off things, is eager to please, and even more eager to join in the fun, leaving a trail of garbage behind. Comments about his stench or the commotion he causes roll right off his back. Rowdy is proud of the things that make him uniquely him, and he’s not going to change for anyone…then he wouldn’t be himself. That sense of individuality makes him one of Chuck’s favorite people.
If you hear the latest hot tune coming from over that hill, you better get ready, because that means Soku is on his way! And every time Soku comes to visit, this slick custom car has something new to pop out of his sunroof and show off – a new stereo, a new chrome hitch, a new gear rack, or a new paint job. He is a born show-off who always knows the latest and greatest of everything. One thing Soku is definitely not into is getting dirty – Hey, it’s not easy looking this awesome! Lucky for Soku, his vanity is endearing and he is extremely tech-savvy, knowing how every latest gadget on the market works. If he’s behind on a trend – or on something he thinks might be a trend – he works tirelessly until he is the undisputed expert…and sometimes his knowledge comes in very handy!
While you’re anxiously awaiting the DVD release on February 14th, here’s a fun coloring sheet for the little ones:
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