Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt

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Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt
GenreChildren's Preschool
Based onChico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt by Chris Monroe
Developed byBob Boyle
Written byChris Monroe
Directed byDarragh O'Connell
Voices of
Composers
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Ireland
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes38
Production
Executive producerBob Boyle
ProducersMéabh Boyle
Pauline Dunne
Running time14 minutes
Production companies
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseMay 8, 2020 (2020-05-08) –
present

Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt is a British-Irish children's animated web television series based on a series of books of the same name by Chris Monroe. The series is set in Blunderburg and revolves around Chico Bon Bon (voice of Robbie Daymond) and his friends Tiny the mouse, Clark the elephant, and Rainbow Thunder the daredevil cat trying to solve problems using STEM concepts.[1][2]

A holiday special Chico Bon Bon and the Very Berry Holiday was released on December 3, 2020.[3]

Characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Chico Bon Bon (voiced by Robbie Daymond): A male monkey with a sweatband, a pair of sneakers, and his titular iconic tool belt. Chico is the leader of his Fix-it Force friends, and while smart, he tends to forget things and can often lose track easily. Chico uses a wide variety of tools, and has access to many kinds of parts the job may need.
  • Rainbow Thunder (voiced by Dayci Brookshire): A female cat with a white bodysuit. Rainbow is the Fix-it Force's main driver, often operating Tool Force 1, the Fix-it Flyer helicopter and her own Glittercycle. True to her outfit, Rainbow tends to be a bit of a daredevil, and she often performs at stadium events when not hanging with her friends. Rainbow also describes the STEM concepts in every episode.
  • Clark (voiced by Anthony Tedesco): A male elephant in a red tracksuit with white stripes. Clark is the gentle giant of the Fix-it Force, and because of this, his personality is noticeably a lot more timid compared to his friends. Clark is the math and science expert of the Fix-it Force, and he often calculates the specifications of the materials needed for the Fix-it Force's latest projects. Clark also pilots the accordingly-named Clark-copter, a spheroid helicopter stored on the roof of Tool Force 1.
  • Tiny: A miniature mouse who lives and works with the Fix-it Force. Tiny is noticeably much more athletic than the rest of the Fix-it Force, often using martial arts skills along with her small size to work her way out of delicate situations. Tiny is the only Fix-It Force member who doesn't wear clothing on a regular basis, and unlike the others, she has dot eyes and she doesn't speak.

Recurring[edit]

  • Mr Buster McFluster (voiced by Cole Seaver): A male rabbit who does multiple jobs around Blunderberg.
  • Neil Ostrich: A male ostrich who does multiple news reports around Blunderburg. In the episode Egg-mergency, it is revealed he has a wife named Nell Ostrich, and later in the episode, they had a daughter named Nina Ostrich. Since Season 4, there has been a small running gag in that he loses his hair to the wind.
  • Mr Dunderhead: A male beaver who acts as a construction worker around Blunderberg. He is a bit clumsy in the episodes Underwear Parade (where he listens to music while Chico is asking him to give the royal undies), & Wrecking Ball Run (Where he builds a tall wall instead of a small wall as Mayor Murphy asked). He is among several identically designed characters known as the dunderheads, appropriately named such in the fact that they always seem to cause mishaps due to misunderstandings.
  • Mayor Murphy: A female poodle who is the mayor of Blunderberg.
  • Eric John: A male moose (named after the animal's Eurasian name) who is Clark's favorite singer. In the episode Chico Bon Bon and the Doggy Dilemma, it shows that he has a dog named Bernie. He is a spoof of musician Elton John.
  • Herb: A male hermit crab who lives in Crabby Canyon. He likes to eat piping hot food, and tends to becomes crabby if he doesn't get any.
  • Ms. Coleslaw: An elderly female skunk who is the Fix-it-Force's neighbor. She is one of the Fix-it-Force's most frequent clients.
  • Captain Squirrelbeard (voiced by Matthew Mercer): A male squirrel pirate who sails in a pirate ship with a hot air balloon. Squirrelbeard is animated differently than other squirrels in the show, as he has a properly proportioned snout, he doesn't have stick-limbs, and he has eyes with pupils instead of dot eyes. Squirrelbeard is also named for his distinctive beard and the fact that his tail has a large chunk of it bitten off.
  • Sprinkles: A titanic pink female octopus who is Captain Squirrelbeard's friend. She likes to eat ice cream, and once rampaged through Blunderburg until she had a belly full of it.
  • The Lemurettis (Betty and Freddy): A couple of lemurs with Italian accents who run several restaurant chains in Blunderburg. Betty is yellow while Freddy is Orange.
  • Storm Cloud Lightning: A male daredevil cat who only appeared in the first season. He is a male version of Rainbow Thunder.
  • Conductor Clyde (voiced by Eric Bauza): A male dog who is the conductor of the Choo-Choo Express, a very fast train that runs through Blunderburg.
  • Big Phil: A male porcupine and a neighbor of Ms. Coleslaw. He likes to go jogging when it is dark out, though he usually ends up tearing surrounding objects with his quills
  • The Yum Yums (Gum Gum & Tum Tum): A pair of aliens from the planet Zum Zum who primarily feed on toast. Their original plan was to strip Blunderburg of all of its toast before Chico and the Fix-it Force made a toaster that worked on their planet.
  • Elsa: A female pig who is Rainbow's cousin. She has a toddler named Ricky Pig, who doesn't hold any interest in things that aren't races or games.

Cast[edit]

  • Robbie Daymond as Chico Bon Bon
  • Dayci Brookshire as Rainbow Thunder
  • Anthony Tedesco as Clark
  • Blu Bishop as Dr. Merv
  • Emma Sloan Jacobs
  • Roberta Lemons
  • Joanna Lewis
  • Ian Nikus
  • Cole Seaver
  • Matthew Mercer

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2020)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboarded byOriginal release date
1"Underwear Parade"Darragh O'ConnellMichael Goldberg and Gabe PulliamCéilí BraidwoodMay 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
2"the Musical Meltdown"Darragh O'ConnellMichael GoldbergJason Bryant ParkerMay 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
3"Piping Hot Pizza Problem"Darragh O'ConnellMichael GoldbergBoyer GopezMay 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
4"Runaway Robot"Darragh O'ConnellBob BoyleDavide VecaMay 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
5"the Piratey Predicament"Darragh O'ConnellSarah MullervyDavide VecaMay 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
6"Doggy Dilemma"Darragh O'ConnellSarah MullervyTim SpillaneMay 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
7"Fast Food Fiasco"Darragh O'ConnellLaura SreenbyJason Bryant ParkerMay 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
8"Egg-mergency"Darragh O'ConnellHalcyon PersonCéilí BraidwoodMay 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
9"the Spatula Showdown"Darragh O'ConnellHalcyon PersonMicha CohenMay 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
10"the Ah-Choo Express"Darragh O'ConnellMorgan Von AnckenMicha CohenMay 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)

Season 2 (2020)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboarded byOriginal release date
111"Chico Bon Bon and the Gigantic Glue Ball"Darragh O'ConnellBryan Korn & Gabe PulliamDavide VecaJuly 1, 2020 (2020-07-01)
122"Chico Bon Bon and the Sandwich Safe"Darragh O'ConnellKevin Burke & Chris "Doc" WyattMireia SerraJuly 1, 2020 (2020-07-01)
133"Chico Bon Bon and the Great Pinball Escape"Darragh O'ConnellMorgan Von AnckenBenjamin SandersJuly 1, 2020 (2020-07-01)
144"Chico Bon Bon and the Hot Cocoa Crisis"Darragh O'ConnellBryan KornDavide VecaJuly 1, 2020 (2020-07-01)
155"Chico Bon Bon and the Garden Gobblers"Darragh O'ConnellSarah MullervyJason Bryant ParkerJuly 1, 2020 (2020-07-01)
166"Detective Coleslaw and the Magnificent Mumble Mystery"Darragh O'ConnellAdam FelberRobin FrenchJuly 1, 2020 (2020-07-01)
177"Chico Bon Bon and the Mountain of Lost Socks"Darragh O'ConnellBob Boyle & Frank RoccoBenjamin SandersJuly 1, 2020 (2020-07-01)
188"Chico Bon Bon and the Danger Gnomes"Darragh O'ConnellChris MonroeJason Bryant ParkerJuly 1, 2020 (2020-07-01)
199"Chico Bon Bon and the Night Tear-er"Darragh O'ConnellHalcyon PersonLeigh FiledhouseJuly 1, 2020 (2020-07-01)
2010"Chico Bon Bon and the Spaghetti Situation"Darragh O'ConnellLaura SreebnyVal Anthony RamirezJuly 1, 2020 (2020-07-01)

Season 3 (2020)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboarded byOriginal release date
211"Tower of Goo"Darragh O'ConnellMorgan Von AnckenLeigh FieldhouseSeptember 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)
222"Slippy Grippy Shuffle"Darragh O'ConnellGabe PulliamRobin FrenchSeptember 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)
233"Unbreakable Piñata"Darragh O'ConnellGabe PulliamBenjamin SandersSeptember 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)
244"Gong Gone Wrong"Darragh O'ConnellMorgan Von AnckenCéilí BraidwoodSeptember 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)
255"Wrecking Ball Run"Darragh O'ConnellHaley ManciniBoyet GopezSeptember 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)
266"Desert Disaster"Darragh O'ConnellGabe PulliamJason Bryant ParkerSeptember 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)
277"Extreme Hogwash Machine"Darragh O'ConnellBryan KornLincoln AdamsSeptember 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)
288"Chico Bot Bot"Darragh O'ConnellAllan NeuwirthDavide VecaSeptember 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)
299"Pudding Volcano"Darragh O'ConnellKristofer WellmanVal Anthony RamirezSeptember 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)
3010"Space Toaster"Darragh O'ConnellMichael GoldbergVal Anthony RamirezSeptember 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)

Season 4 (2020)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboarded byOriginal release date
311"Ice Cream Monster"Darragh O'ConnellHalcyon PersonRobin FrenchOctober 27, 2020 (2020-10-27)
322"Tremendous Tree Trouble"Darragh O'ConnellAdam FelberBoyet GopezOctober 27, 2020 (2020-10-27)
333"Tool Belt Test"Darragh O'ConnellMichael GoldbergRobin FrenchOctober 27, 2020 (2020-10-27)
344"Skate of Emergency"Darragh O'ConnellBob Boyle & Frank RoccoRobin FrenchOctober 27, 2020 (2020-10-27)
355"Very Broken Brakes"Darragh O'ConnellKevin Burke & Chris “Doc” WyattMicha CohenOctober 27, 2020 (2020-10-27)
366"Missing Book Mystery"Darragh O'ConnellHaley ManciniBoyet GopezOctober 27, 2020 (2020-10-27)
377"Blunderburg Blackout"Darragh O'ConnellAdam FelberVal Anthony RamirezOctober 27, 2020 (2020-10-27)
388"Sticky Situation"Darragh O'ConnellAllan NeuwirthBoyet GopezOctober 27, 2020 (2020-10-27)

Specials[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboarded byOriginal release date
39S1"Very Berry Holiday"Darragh O'ConnellGabe Pulliam & Kristofer WellmanCéilí BraidwoodDecember 4, 2020 (2020-12-04)


Release News[edit]

Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt was released on May 8, 2020 on Netflix.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stream It Or Skip It: 'Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt' on Netflix, a 'Paw Patrol' Wannabe Headlined by a Hipster Monkey". Decider. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  2. ^ "Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Toolbelt". Common Sense Media. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  3. ^ https://www.animationmagazine.net/streaming/have-yourself-an-animated-xmas-with-net-netflix-specials/

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